Crawford vs Spence odds, date and TV details

Crawford vs Spence Odds

The odds for a massive Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence Jr showdown are pretty close to pick em territory – it is quite simply boxing’s dream matchup right now.

ESPN behemoth Stephen A Smith said recently that Crawford vs Spence is the biggest fight which can be made in combat sports right now. Forget Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua, forget anything the UFC can offer.

Two undefeated welterweight champions (147 pounds), both at the peak of their powers. Fights like this just don’t normally happen. And so far this one hasn’t either.

In fact Crawford, interviewed recently at the Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Maurice Hooker fight, said it never will. Of course we don’t truly believe that.

The hope is that money will eventually talk and these two superstars and pound-for-pound mainstays will eventually meet inside the ropes. We’ll give you the full lowdown on why it hasn’t happened yet, and how they get there.

Maybe now we actually have a shot at getting this dream match – ‘Bud’ is now out of contract after his Bob Arum/Top Rank deal expired with that stoppage defeat of Shawn Porter in Las Vegas in November 2021.

The latest odds for Crawford vs Spence

Just because Crawford vs Spence isn’t a confirmed fight (yet), doesn’t mean you can’t bet on it.

Sportsbooks often offer odds on notional matchups which are likely to happen sometime in the near future, normally with a cutoff date for when the bout has to take place.

FOX Bet currently has a money line on Crawford vs Spence, and as you’d imagine, the difference between the two is wafer-thin.

As of March 24, 2021, Spence is a very slight betting favorite at -125 (bet $125 to win $100) while Crawford is available at +100 (bet $100 to win $100). The draw – always a possibility given boxing’s history of crazy scorecards and politics – is +2200.

Crawford vs Spence date and time

There’s a simple answer to this – there isn’t a date yet.

Despite the obvious draw of a unification fight between the two men, it hasn’t happened yet.

So is Crawford ducking Spence? Or is Spence ducking Crawford? The answer is neither.

The fact that up to now they’ve been signed to different promoters and different broadcast partners (more on that in a second) means a fight has been tough – no actually impossible – to make.

Where can I watch Crawford vs Spence on TV?

The main stumbling block for Crawford vs Spence surrounds the TV networks. A boxing tale as old as time.

With promoters (and by default fighters) often having exclusive deals with a specific network, the biggest fights are notoriously difficult to make.

The current situation has seen Crawford until now promoted by Arum’s Top Rank, while Spence is promoted by Al Haymon and Premier Boxing Champions (PBC). Once you realize that Top Rank is contracted to ESPN, and PBC is contracted to Showtime and Fox – the issue is pretty clear.

Even that problem isn’t impossible to solve – Crawford vs Spence would appear to be big enough to justify a joint pay-per-view. There are precedents – think Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 and Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson way back in June 2002.

Now we wait to see Crawford make his next promotional move – that will either make a fight with Spence a real possibility or still just a dream.

Terence Crawford profile & record

Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford is now 33 years old and has a stellar professional record of 37-0 (28). Thirty-seven victories, no defeats and 28 of those wins coming inside distance.

The tough southpaw is 5ft 8ins tall (1.73m) and has a reach of 74ins (1.88m).

Crawford, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, is promoted by Arum and Top Rank as previously stated.

He is the current World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion, having held the title since 2018 when he defeated Australian Jeff Horn in Las Vegas. Previous to that, Crawford held world titles at lightweight and super-lightweight.

Crawford’s last outing was an easy stoppage victory over Britain’s Kell Brook inside Top Rank’s Las Vegas ‘bubble’ last November.

After that Brook fight, tensions between ‘Bud’ and promoter Arum came firmly to the surface. Crawford said he needs the big fights, Arum countered by saying Crawford is not a great draw and that he loses money on his fights right now.

A showdown with Spence would appear to fix both of those issues – only time will tell.

Errol Spence Jr profile & record

Errol Spence Jr is now 31 years old and has a perfect professional record of 27-0 (21). Twenty-seven victories, no defeats and 21 of those wins coming inside distance.

‘The Truth’ – born in Long Island but now a resident of Texas – is the current World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight champion. He stands 5ft 9½ins tall (1.77m) and has a reach of 72ins (1.83m).

Spence claimed his first world title (IBF) when he defeated Britain’s Kell Brook in Sheffield, England in May 2017. He added the vacant WBC title in March 2019 with a unanimous decision over Mikey Garcia in Arlington, Texas.

Spence’s career – and indeed his life – suffered a major scare in Octboer 2019 – when he was involved in a horrific car crash in Dallas. Errol flipped his Ferrari in terrifying fashion, and was lucky to survive, never mind return to the ring.

Return he did though, with an impressive decision victory over Danny Garcia (again in Arlington) in December 2020. He proved he remains as good as ever. Now – we hope – time for Crawford?