How Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford finally came to fruition

– Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford first called each other out in 2018, sparking fans' interest in a potential matchup.

– The fight couldn't happen for various reasons, including promotional issues between Top Rank (Crawford's promoter) and PBC (Spence's promoter).

– In 2019, talks collapsed, and both fighters went on to face other opponents.

– Crawford defeated top contenders and captured the WBO welterweight title, while Spence defended his IBF title in a close fight against Shawn Porter.

– In 2020, Spence was involved in a serious car accident but made a successful recovery, eventually winning the WBA title against Yordenis Ugas.

– Negotiations for the Spence vs. Crawford fight faced multiple hurdles, including disagreements over financial terms and event expenses.

– Crawford fought and defeated David Avanesyan, which delayed the matchup with Spence.

– A turning point came when Spence and Crawford had a 30-minute phone call, where they made concessions to finally make the fight happen.

– The fight for the undisputed welterweight championship is set for July 29, 2023, in Las Vegas, with a bidirectional rematch clause.

– Both fighters expressed the importance of the fight for their legacies and recognized the significance of the event for boxing fans worldwide.