IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence joined popular syndicated morning show the Breakfast Club this morning to talk about some of the hottest issues in boxing and of course, himself.
When asked by host Charlemagne Tha God and co-hosts DJ Envy and Angela Yee, Spence was asked if Floyd Mayweather was the greatest boxer of all time, Spence said…
“Um, it’s hard to say that he’s the best fighter ever. You know, he’s a great fighter, I think he’s the great fighter of this decade but um, you know, me personally, I think Sugar Ray Robinson or Muhammad Ali was the best fighter ever.”
On the August 26th fight between Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor, Spence would say,
“It’s just a money fight. I mean I don’t think it’s for the hardcore boxing fans. It’s for people who just dabble in it. The casuals…It’s just pure entertainment. You can tell by the press conferences — just pure entertainment.
In regards to our piece yesterday on wanting Keith Thurman for a potential title unification fight, it seems there is another top fighter he wants to square off with.
“I want to fight Danny [Garcia], I’m waiting on Keith Thurman right now. He’s out having fun so, we’ll see…he’s supposed to be injured, supposed to have had an elbow injury, supposed to have had surgery, so he’s supposed to be back early 2018.”
Yesterday it was likely that he would face the winner of Konstantin Ponomarev and Carlos Ocampo, but now we may have another big clash between rising stars on the horizon.
Original story Bad Left Hook