Terence Crawford retained his WBC and WBO welterweight titles with a split decision victory over Errol Spence Jr. in a highly anticipated unification bout on Saturday night.
The fight was close throughout, with both fighters landing their share of punches. However, Crawford was the more effective puncher, landing more power shots and out-boxing Spence for most of the fight.
The judges scored the fight 116-112, 115-113, and 114-114. Many fans and analysts felt that Crawford deserved a wider margin of victory, but the split decision was understandable given how close the fight was.
With the win, Crawford cements his status as one of the best welterweights in the world. He is now the undisputed champion at 147 pounds and he is looking to make history by becoming the first undisputed welterweight champion in the four-belt era.
Spence, meanwhile, suffered his first professional loss. However, he still remains a top contender at 147 pounds and he is sure to be back in the mix for a title shot in the near future.
The fight was a classic between two of the best welterweights in the world. It was a close fight that could have gone either way, but Crawford was the better man on the night. He is now the undisputed champion at 147 pounds and he is looking to make history by becoming the first undisputed welterweight champion in the four-belt era.