A dream bout between Errol Spence and Terence Crawford for the undisputed welterweight championship is reportedly closer to becoming a reality.

According to ESPN, the fight will take place in October with Las Vegas the likeliest destination.

The negotiations are reportedly ongoing between the two camps.

A fight between Errol Spence jr and Terence Crawford has long been rumored with the two considered to be one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world.

Crawford (38-0) has been the WBO welterweight champion since defeating Jeff Horn in June 2018.

He has since gone on to successfully defended the title five times, most recently with a 10th-round TKO win over Shawn Porter in November.

Spence (28-0) retained the WBC and IBF welterweight titles and annexed the WBA welterweight title with his TKO win over Yordenis Ugas.

Terence Crawford recently ended his partnership with Top Rank which was seen as the biggest hurdle between a potential bout between the two boxers as Errol Spence is managed by Al Haymon, who created Premier Boxing Champions which rarely does business with other promoters.

“I’m free to do whatever I want,” Crawford said after leaving his promotion.

“There’s nothing standing in the way from us fighting. There’s no promotion company that’s blocking it, there’s no wrong side of the street, there’s no nothing. Let’s see who the best welterweight in the world is.”