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Errol Spence opens up about the business sacrifices he made for the Crawford fight to happen


The fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford has been years in the making, but the mouthwatering matchup never crossed the finish line because the business elements around bout were never right.


But all of that changed as soon as the fight was announced, and ahead of their much anticipated undisputed welterweight matchup on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Spence opened up about how the deal was signed, sealed, and delivered.


"I feel like it was basically me making concessions that people thought I wasn't going to make," Spence said in an interview on “The Last Stand” with Brian Custer. "I basically gave him stuff that the business people felt like he didn't need, or he didn't deserve. I wanted to make the fight happen, so, give it to him."


Stephen Espinoza, Showtime’s president of sports and event programming, told BoxingScene.com in an interview that everybody involved in the fight made concessions that they never made before.


“It was a unique set of challenges in this particular fight. Part of it was that there were two very involved fighters. In particular, Terence Crawford was very active,” Espinoza explained.

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