Live results: Terence Crawford wins TKO-9 over Errol Spence Jr. Bud is now the undisputed welterweight champion of the world.
IT'S ALL OVER!— DraftKings (@DraftKings) July 30, 2023
TERENCE CRAWFORD TKOS ERROL SPENCE JR. IN THE 9TH ROUND TO BECOME THE UNDISPUTED WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION AND POUND-FOR-POUND KING!pic.twitter.com/Cbee4NkUJn
The welterweight fight that we all have been waiting for is here as Errol Spence Jr. (29-0, 22 KOs) meets Terence Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) in an undisputed welterweight showdown. The bout takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be aired on Showtime PPV. The main event begins at 8 p.m. ET, as ring-walks for Spence Jr. and Crawford are projected for a little after 11 p.m.
Spence Jr. has been a focal point of the 147-pound division, currently holding the IBF, WBC, and WBA welterweight titles. The 33-year-old seemingly rose up the ranks thanks to high-IQ and precision punching. Now he eyes the undisputed crown and a chance to add yet another belt to his collection.
Crawford has held multiple titles across three weight divisions and now puts his WBO welterweight title on the line. The 35-year-old has electric hand speed and definitive knockout power that has stunned the opposition for over a decade. Through his body of work, Bud is one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.
Crawfors comes into the bout as the favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. He is a -120 favorite while Spence Jr. is a +150 underdog.
We’ll have round-by-round coverage once the main event gets going.
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford round-by-round results
Round 1: Spence Jr. 10-9
Slow pace as both fighters studying each other. Spence throws a nice shot to the body and Crawford ties him up. Spence stepping forward and applying pressure. Right counter from Bud lands. Snail pace to begin, but Spence outlanded Crawford this round.
Round 2: Crawford 10-8 (Crawford 19-18)
Spence and Bud starting to box here a bit. Crawford connects with nice double jab. Now Spence connects responding to Bud. Crawford swiftly drops Spence with a spectacular shot. For the first time in his career Spence touches the canvas! Straight left jab.
CRAWFORD DROPS SPENCE IN ROUND 2! pic.twitter.com/oXM4fFNhlG— DraftKings (@DraftKings) July 30, 2023
Round 3: Crawford 10-9 (Crawford 29-27)
Spence turning it up a notch, backs Bud into the corner. Crawford a dangerous counter puncher, nearly makes contact before the two tie up. Bud lands another nice counter and Spence stopping in his shoes each time. Hand speed for Bud on display. He might’ve done enough to steal this round.
Round 4: Crawford 10-9 (Crawford 39-36)
Crawford lands with a short left, followed by an overhand one. Bud teeing off as Spence beginning to show bruises and blood. Early on, Crawford is as precise as ever and pouring it on. Absolute showcase by Bud and cruising here.
Round 5: Crawford 10-9 (Crawford 49-45)
Counter accuracy on full display from Bud. Spence a step slow and looking behind on the cards. Counter right hook and straight right from Bud. Spence’s eye nearly swollen shut.
Round 6: Crawford 10-9 (Crawford 59-54)
Big time straight jab from Crawford and Spence in trouble. Counter left hook from Bud connects. The two wrestling a bit more and Crawford seems to be landing every timely punch.
Round 7: Crawford 10-7 (Crawford 69-61)
Just when Spence landed a good shot, Crawford drops Errol again. Big time punch lands for Crawford. Spence has a swollen eye and looks in poor shape. Right hand from Bud and Spence falls for a third time. This is absurd.
TERENCE CRAWFORD DROPS ERROL SPENCE JR. AGAIN!pic.twitter.com/Iqx1TdnfDf— DraftKings (@DraftKings) July 30, 2023
Round 8: Crawford 10-9 (79-70)
Bud relaxing and still in good shape. Double right jab for Crawford and a swift right hand stumbles Spence. Another effortless round by Bud and he’s pouring it on. Big time shots for Crawford continues to leave Spence lost.
Round 9: Crawford TKO
Clock is ticking for Spence and he needs a knockout to win. Counter left and another right this is a true beatdown. Spence trying to land, but Bud pouring it on. Right hand connects and this time the referee has put an end to this. Bud Crawford has made history!