Errol Spence Jr unified the WBC and IBF welterweight titles tonight but was made to fight hard to do so by a super game Shawn Porter who pushed him to a split decision at the Staples Center.
Coming into the fight Spence was heavily favored to win the bout and many viewed him as an equal in the rivalry with his fellow welterweight champion and pound for pound rival Terence Crawford.
Due to the two fighting on different TV networks and being signed to different promoters up to now the fight has been very difficult to make for political reasons.
Spence is signed to the Premier Boxing Champions series which is founded and owned by his adviser Al Haymon.
Crawford on the other hand, the WBO welterweight champion, is a non-Haymon fighter signed with Top Rank and finds himself out in the cold at the moment with most of the welterweight top fighters tied up by Haymon at present.
Crawford last fought back in April in a TKO victory over Britain’s Amir Khan in New York.
Following tonight’s bout however the fight looks further away from ever from happening with a bout against Danny Garcia and Manny Pacquiao likely next up for their fellow PBC stablemate Spence.
That said, many boxing fans now clearly feel who they think best welterweight in the world is after tonight.
Overall, the Spence vs Crawford fight talk is showing zero signs of slowing down at this point: