- Terence “Bud” Crawford is currently a -120 favorite in the latest odds to Errol Spence Jr as a +100 underdog.
- The undisputed welterweight championship will be on the line for an event targeted for Nov. 19 in Las Vegas.
- We review the betting odds between Crawford and Spence to see where the early value is.
Finally, a mega-fight that’s worthy of the name. Errol Spence will take on Terence Crawford for the undisputed Welterweight championship, a fight real fight fans will be ecstatic to hear it’s been confirmed for November 19th.
As online sportsbooks roll out the opening odds for Crawford vs Spence, we couldn’t help but notice the tight margin on this betting line. Lets see where the early betting value is on this welterweight clash.
Spence vs Crawford Odds
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According to the latest Crawford vs Spence betting line; Terence Crawford’s odds are -120 to defeat Errol Spence Jr. That gives Crawford a 54% implied win probability against Spence Jr.
Errol Spence Jr is the slight underdog, which means if you bet $100 you could win $100 with these early odds. These odds have actually flipped from what they were one year ago.
FanDuel Sportsbook has a minus betting line for both boxers, with Spence -102 and Crawford -126. Check out these boxing betting sites for a recommended list of sportsbooks for wagering on Spence vs Crawford.
Spence vs Crawford Betting Analysis
Spence, who holds the WBC, WBA, and IBF titles, and Crawford, who holds the WBA title, will be tackled as a dual promotion by Spence’s Man Down Promotion and Crawford’s TBC Promotion on the PBC PPV. A notable attorney Jeffrey Spitz is representing the Haymon/Spence side as the contracts are being reviewed.
Technically this is a 50/50 fight. You got two undefeated boxers, who are both coming off impressive wins respectively. Spence more recently with a 10th round TKO stoppage over Ugas in April. Crawford hasn’t been as active, it will be almost a year to the day when we see him step inside the ring, after his last win in November 2021 after sending Shawn Porter into retirement.
Crawford will be 35 by the time this fight takes place in November, with Spence being the younger of the two by 3 years. It’s really now or never for both fighters, who are arguable just leaving their primes but are still top pound-for-pound fighters.
Depending which sports betting app you use, the oddsmakers are giving a slight edge to Crawford or Spence.
Spence’s last four opponents were Ugas, Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter, and Danny Garcia. This tells us he can hang in there with the who’s who of boxing and play a physical game of chess down to a tee.
In terms of being the more versatile boxer, I see Crawford having more tools at his disposal to cause Spence problems. Crawford is the kind of fighter that takes his time to figure out his opponents. Then uses whatever chinks in their armor he sees against them.
That being said, Crawford’s most recent opponents were Porter, Amir Khan, Egidijus Kavaliauskas, and Kell Brook. All fantastic boxers, but each boxer had its disadvantages against “Bud” to be fair. Crawford still has what it takes even at 35, but the clock is running out for him to cement his name among the great welterweights.
The initial fight agreement includes a stipulation where the loser has the right to exercise a rematch. In this bilateral rematch, the winner will earn the majority of the revenue. Fight fans can look forward to not one Mega Fight, but two and possibly a trilogy if get there!
Crawford No Longer Held Back by Promotions
Crawford departed from Top Rank, leaving the shadow of promoter Bob Arum last year. Less than a year later, we obtain news that the mega-fight boxing fans are steaming at the mouth about is finally taking place. While this is merely a verbal agreement, it looks like the real thing.
For far too long, it was a subject of debate as to why the fight didn’t take place. Arum blamed the promoter (Premier Boxing Champions) Al Haymon on not allowing the fight to happen, and Crawford blamed Spence for not wanting to fight him. But some boxing analysts felt Arum was holding up what could be the biggest boxing money match for years.
The real winners here are the boxing fans. Who are often dangled the best vs the best with it rarely happening in time, unlike other combat sports promotions like the UFC who don’t have to worry about sanctioning bodies and politics.
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