Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford are on the verge of finally holding a historic showdown for the undisputed welterweight title.
BoxingScene.com have reported that talks between both camps have resulted in the pair agreeing to terms in principle over a fight this year.
It’s said that the matter is now in the hands of their respective legal teams to iron out final details, with hopes that a deal will be signed and fight announced in the coming days.
The fight between the undefeated pound-for-pound stars is lined up to headline a card on November 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Significant progress was made this week when Crawford’s representatives agreed to the last round of terms presented by the legal team representing Spence and Premier Boxing Champions including his guaranteed purse and revenue split.
According to ESPN, the deal will include a rematch clause for the loser of the bout to exercise, in which the winner would earn the majority of the revenue for the return fight.
The fight would decide the first undisputed welterweight champion in more than a decade, with Spence holding the WBC, WBA and IBF titles, while Crawford has the WBO belt.
Both men hold incredible records with Spence holding a 38-0 record with 29 knockouts, and Crawford having 22 knockouts with a 28-0 undefeated streak.
A potential match-up between the American duo has been on many a boxing wish list for a number of years, ever since Crawford previously the undisputed super-lightweight champion and then-two-weight titleholder made the move up to welterweight.
The Omaha star immediately set the 147lb division on high alert as he dismantled an unbeaten Jeff Horn to claim the WBO strap the Aussie had won with victory over Manny Pacquiao only two fights prior.