Terence Crawford vs.
Errol Spence Jr.
Fighters competing on the Errol Spence Jr. vs Terence
Crawford SHOWTIME PPV undercard showed off their skills at
an open to the public media workout on Wednesday before they
step into the ring this Saturday, July 29 in a Premier
Boxing Champions event from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The workout featured hard-hitting contender Isaac “Pitbull”
Cruz and undefeated contender Giovanni Cabrera, who battle
in a WBC and WBA Lightweight Title Eliminator that serves as
the co-main event, future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire and
Mexican contender Alexandro Santiago, who meet for the
vacant WBC Bantamweight World Championship, plus top
prospect Yoenis Tellez and Spanish contender Sergio Garcia,
who duel in the telecast opener at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
The event also saw special appearances by the main event
combatants Spence and Crawford, who addressed the fans in
attendance ahead of their long-awaited clash Saturday night.
“It’s strap season, and we’re going to crawfish boil another
guy on Saturday night,” said Spence. “We’re going to cook
him up real good, so everyone make sure you bring your cajun
seasoning… It’s going to be one for the history books. This
is going to be one you’ll be talking about for a very long
“It’s another day in the office. I’m prepared for everything
that’s going to come with securing a victory Saturday,” said
Crawford. “I’ve been here before, and now it’s just a
waiting game…You can expect fireworks and the best Terence
Crawford that you guys have seen.”
Here is what the undercard fighters had to say Wednesday
from MGM Grand:
“I’m just going to have to be smart, and not get into his
game. I need to dictate everything.
“The big fights and the big moments I’ve had definitely
helped me mature, and the quality of opponents I’ve had have
made me better ever since I fought them.”
““His [Isaac Cruz] name is Pitbull. I thought he was going
to bite me [at the fighter arrivals]. Good thing he didn’t.
“The bigger the anger of the beast, the harder he is going
to fall on my sword. I am a bull fighter. I am a matador.
Every fighter I have faced has tried to take my head off and
I’ve picked them apart.”
“Everybody showed up to dance around, but I’m going to show
all of these guys what this old man can do.
“I’m going to keep going. I’m going to keep fighting, and
I’m going to get that undisputed bantamweight title. That’s
the only thing I have not done. I’ve done everything else –
Fighter of the Year, Knockout of the Year, multiple
“I fully respect a legend like Donaire outside the ring no
matter what, but inside the ring, my hunger to win is
unparalleled and I don’t care who is in front of me.
“It is an advantage that I am young, but Donaire’s a very
dangerous fighter regardless of his age. I’m not about to
underestimate him because he punches really hard and can be
very dangerous if you let him.”
“I’m good enough, I’m skilled enough and I’m hungry enough
to take on something like this. When you have an opportunity
to fight on a huge card like this one, it’s impossible to
turn it down.
“There are so many things we want to do Saturday night.
We’re going to put on a show, and you’re going to see me
“I’m so honored to be a part of this with all of you. All I
want to do is put on a great show, because that’s what you
“It doesn’t surprise me one bit that Tellez took this fight.
Who wouldn’t take a fight like this on a card like this
regardless of how many fights you’ve had beforehand?
Experience will just be one factor of many in this fight.”