- Errol Spence and Terence Crawford Took Part In Boxing’s Superbowl Event On Saturday Night
- Crawford Stopped Spence In Round 9 Of Their Showtime PPV Event From Las Vegas, USA
- Stephen Espinoza Spoke To DAZN About Projected/Targeted Spence Crawford PPV Buys
Terence Crawford dominated and knocked out Errol Spence in round nine of their super-fight this Saturday in Las Vegas. Crawford dropped Spence three times, once in round two and twice in round seven before the referee Harvey Dock decided he’d seen enough in the ninth.
WBO champion Crawford became the first male fighter to win undisputed titles in two weight classes by taking Spence’s three unified welterweight titles in front of 20,000 fans at the T-Mobile Arena.
Spence-Crawford was boxing’s Super Bowl event, a match that fight fans had been waiting over five years to see and like Naoya Inoue-Stephen Fulton on Tuesday, it was completely one-sided.
The now once-beaten American has a rematch clause as part of the contract and may choose to invoke it, triggering a second fight between the pair potentially at the 154-pound limit.
Stephen Espinoza’s Spence Crawford PPV Buys Target
Stephen Espinoza told The DAZN Boxing Show that the projections for Spence-Crawford were in a similar range to that of Tank-Garcia.
“I projected 750-800”, Espinoza told Ak and Barak, “I’m looking somewhere around there hopefully. It would be a fantastic success”
Tank-Garcia exceeded the Showtime Sports Heads projections by over 50%, a huge success. Espinoza considered 750k-800k a big success for Crawford-Spence.
Whilst some might say 750-800k is a safe number for Spence-Crawford, Espinoza compares it to recent PPVs.
“You take away Tank, and there’s nothing that’s been above 800 since Golovkin.”
Canelo-GGG 1 and 2 did well over a million buys, the trilogy did around 850k buys per promoter Eddie Hearn but there hasn’t been anything else in the last four-plus years to surpass 800k buys.
“Let alone 1.2, nothing has been at 1.2m since 2018.”
“If these guys don’t hit 1.2, it doesn’t say anything about them other than they’re in the same boat as the rest of the sport.”
“Tank and Ryan are unique in the sport because they’ve got such a broad fanbase.”
Gevonta Davis and Ryan Garcia truly showed their mainstream stardom with their fight which clearly transcended the sport of boxing and provided a huge event for sports fans.