Boxing fans have been waiting for Errol Spence Jr vs Terence Crawford ever since the former picked up his first world title in 2017. Two superb unbeaten southpaws who have featured at the top of pound-for-pound lists for half a decade, the Americans will put their various world welterweight belts – Spence has the WBC, WBA and IBF straps, with Crawford the WBO champion since 2018 – on the line for the first undisputed title at the weight. Get ready for a barnstormer.
Spence vs Crawford is available for free in Mexico, and will be a PPV in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. But don't worry if you're on holiday while it's on because you can watch Spence vs Crawford live streams from anywhere with a VPN.
►Date: Saturday (July 29)
►Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
► Main event start time: Ringwalks are expected for around 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT / 4 a.m. BST (Sunday) / 2 p.m. AEST (Sunday).
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• U.S. — Showtime PPV ($84.99)
• U.K. — TNT Sports Box Office (£19.95)
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Ever since Errol Spence broke Kell Brook's eye socket in 2017 to wrestle the IBF world welterweight title from the Brit, the Truth has been world champion. Spence added the WBC title to his collection with a split decision defeat of Shawn Porter in September 2019, then took Yordenis Ugas' WBA title from him last time out in April 2022. The Truth has made six title defences, but this is the one every has been demanding from the Long Island southpaw ever since that Brook defeat. He has also had to contend with a horrific car crash in October 2019 in his hometown of Dallas, when flipping his Ferrari and spending nearly a week in hospital. Holding three of the belts, Spence is an elite pressure fighter whose power could move up the divisions.
Terence Crawford has been a world champion since beating Ricky Burns in Glasgow in March 2014 for the WBO world lightweight title. Bud later became undisputed world light-welterweight champion in knocking out Julius Indongo inside three rounds in August 2019, before making the expected move up to welterweight. Since moving up a division, he has Jose Benadivez, Kell Brook, Amir Khan and Shawn Porter on his resumé, but there's no doubting that Spence will be the southpaw from Nebraska's toughest test yet.
Spence has reaffirmed his intention "to win by any means necessary", promising his front-foot style will do the damage with a strong jab and excellent body shots. The 33-year-old is younger, bigger and perhaps a bit stronger, but Crawford is a master defensive fighter who boxes at range and seldom gets hit. It could be that his counter-punching, reactive style may win out, but if Spence lands big then all bets are off.
Here's how to watch a free Errol Spence vs Terence Crawford live stream from anywhere, if you are traveling in the U.S. or beyond.
Spence vs Crawford free live streams available in Mexico
Errol Spence Jr vs Terence Crawford – the biggest fight of 2023 will be shown for FREE on the channel Azteca 7 to all those in Mexico.
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How to watch Spence vs Crawford from anywhere
It's natural that you might want to watch the Spence vs Crawford live stream in your home country and with your favourite pundits and commentators, but what if you're not there when the fight is on? With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town and access the same streaming services you already paid for.
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Spence vs Crawford live streams by country
Crawford vs Spence live stream: how to watch the fight in the UK
Fight fans in the UK can enjoy the Spence vs Crawford live stream by ordering the PPV from TNT Sports Box Office to watch either on TV or online. The fight costs £19.95, which is one of the cheapest PPVs we've found. If you've never heard of TNT Sports before, don't worry, it's just the newly rebranded name for BT Sport.
The TNT Sports Box Office website is the place to go to watch online, but you'll be able to tune in via BT TV, Sky or Virgin, as well as the TNT Sports Box Office app on iOS and Android, or via Chromecast and AirPlay.
Boxing fans in the UK can watch Crawford vs Spence on TNT Sports Box Office, which is BT Sport by a different name.
Live coverage gets underway at 12 a.m. BST bright and early on Sunday morning, with the main event's ringwalks expected at around 4 a.m.
If you're outside the UK and want to tune in, it's simple to do with a handy tool – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.
How to watch the Spence vs Crawford live stream in the US
Crawford vs Spence is exclusive to Showtime PPV in the US, with the PPV priced at a hefty $84.99.
Live coverage of the event begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Saturday evening, while the main event ringwalks are expected to take place at around 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT.
Watch Crawford vs Spence on Showtime PPV ($84.99)
You can purchase the PPV on the Showtime website, and tune in on a wide variety of devices big and small, including iOS and Android handsets, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox and many more.
How to watch Spence vs Crawford: live stream in Canada
Fight fans in Canada rejoice, you can watch the Spence vs Crawford fight on PPV.com. The slightly less good news is that the mega bout is going to be one of the priciest options, at a cost of $84.99, roughly the equivalent of CA$112.
PPV.com is the place to live stream Spence vs Crawford in Canada, with coverage getting underway at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Saturday, with the main event fighters expected to make their ringwalks at around 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT.
Travelling outside Canada right now? You can use a VPN to watch your home stream from abroad.
How to watch Spence vs Crawford live streams in Australia
Kayo Sports | Spence vs Crawford | AU$39.95
The Errol Spence Jr vs Terence Crawford card is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. AEST on Sunday, July 30, with the main event expected to start around 2 p.m. AEST.
The Spence vs Crawford fight will be shown as a pay-per-view event on Kayo Sports, but you don’t have to be a subscriber to watch the bout – anyone can order it for AU$39.95.
(If you are interested in taking up a subscription, the basic tier on Kayo gets you access to over 50 sports, ready to live stream or watch on demand for just AU$25 per month. There’s no lock-in contract, so you’re free to cancel anytime.)
Errol Spence Jr vs Terence Crawford tale of the tape
|Header Cell - Column 0
|Errol Spence Jr
|Date of birth
|March 3rd, 1990
|September 28th, 1987
|28-0 (22 KOs)
|39-0 (30 KOs)
Spence vs Crawford fight card
- Errol Spence vs. Terence Crawford for undisputed welterweight title
- Isaac Cruz vs. Giovanni Cabrera; WBC and WBA lightweight title eliminator
- Nonito Donaire vs. Alexandro Santiago; For the vacant WBC bantamweight title
- Yoenis Tellez vs. Sergio Garcia; Super welterweight
- Steven Nelson vs. Rowdy Montgomery, 10 rounds, super middleweights
- Jose Salas Reyes vs. Aston Palicte, 10 rounds, junior featherweights
- Jabin Chollet vs. Michael Portales, 6 rounds, lightweights
- Justin Viloria vs. Pedro Borgaro, 6 rounds, junior lightweights
- Demler Zamora vs. Nikolai Buzolin, 8 rounds, lightweights
- Kevin Ventura vs. DeShawn Prather, 6 rounds, welterweights
Spence vs Crawford odds
DraftKings has the odds in favor of Crawford (-150) to the underdog Spence (+120).
The fight is expected to go the distance, as there's a -270 over and +190 under for 10.5 rounds.
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Andy Murray is an award-winning sports writer and columnist. A fluent Spanish speaker and former semi-professional footballer, he was senior staff writer of world-leading football magazine FourFourTwo for seven years and continues to write and edit for them, national newspapers, websites and Premier League clubs. He is not a famous tennis player.