Errol Spence Jr. (28-0, 22 KOs) and Terence Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) spoke, once again, at a final press conference ahead of their clash on Saturday night July 29. They will compete for the undisputed welterweight championship at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Spence currently holds the WBC, WBA, and IBF titles while Crawford has the WBO belt. Their bout will headline a card offered by SHOWTIME as a pay-per-view (PPV).
To begin the main event portion of the final press conference, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson conducted a coin toss to determine who would walk last to the ring. Crawford won the toss and can now decide whether he would like to walk to the ring last or be introduced last once both men are in the ring. Fight fans will know of his decision on Saturday night.
PPV undercard fighters also spoke and faced off at the press conference. Among them were Isaac Cruz (24-2-1, 17 KOs) and Giovanni Cabrera (21-0, 7 KOs) who will fight each other just before the main event in a WBA and WBC lightweight eliminator. Nonito Donaire Jr. (42-7, 28 KOs) will square off against Alexandro Santiago (27-3-5, 14 KOs) for the WBC bantamweight title in the second bout of the night. To begin the PPV, Sergio Garcia (34-2, 14 KOs) takes on Yoenis Tellez (5-0, 4 KOs) in a super welterweight clash.
Spence-Crawford final press conference quotes
Below are just some quotes from press conference participants before they face each other in the ring on Saturday night.
Errol Spence Jr.
“People are gonna talk about this fight 30 or 40 years from now when you talk about legendary fights. They’re gonna talk about this fight the same way they talked about the ‘Four Kings’ era. There’s gonna be an amateur 20 years from now watching our fight on YouTube and saying ‘man, I want to be in a fight like that.'”
“He’s gonna find out the same thing that everyone else finds out. He’s gonna say that on TV I look one way. In the ring he’s gonna be seeing three of me.”
“This is the Terence Crawford era. When you look at my body of work in each weight class, you can’t deny that. This is my era. I’ve never had a close fight. I’ve never had a fight where people thought I lost, I’ve looked spectacular every time.”
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From the under card portion of the press conference
“I’m coming here to do my job and send a clear message. I’m not overrated, I’m worth every penny, I’m here to show everyone what I can do inside the ring.”
“Let’s see who eats whose punches and who can withstand the most. I am going to eat Cabrera up.”
“I’m a real Mexican fighter and I’m gonna show everyone what I can do once again on Saturday night.”
“I’ve beaten more unbeaten fighters than most in boxing history. If you look at Cruz’s first 20 fights, most of those opponents were not good at all. I believe that I’ve earned my spot here and that I’m going to take the win.”
“I want to represent Chicago and my Mexican blood. I’m here to give it my all, put my soul on the line and make sure I don’t regret anything.”
Nonito Donaire Jr.
“I gambled in my last fight, and sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Going into this fight, I just have to show everyone that I’ve still got it. I’m doing it for me now and to show what I’m capable of. I love the sport and I’m grateful that I’m getting the opportunity.”
“In 2018 when I fought for the title, I was young. That fight is in the past. Through hard work, discipline and having a great team, I was able to grow. I’m way more mature now. I came here to become a world champion.”
“I promise that you’re going to see another Cuban fighter with championship potential. You’re going to see someone who’s skill is rising fast. The fans are going to see something they will definitely enjoy.”
“I’m going to show you what I can do. I don’t have to promise anything. I’ve trained so hard and you’ve seen that I’m the kind of fighter who leaves it all on the line. I’m going to give the fans the show they deserve and let the chips fall where they may.”
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