Errol Spence Jr. Marks A Difficult Return To Face Thurman

Errol Spence Jr., the undisputed welterweight boxing champion, hasn’t had much luck on the road lately. He’s been involved in two automobile accidents since 2019, but the fight against Keith Thurman is set for April 2023.

After the initial accident, Spence returned to the ring to face Yordenis Ugas on April 16, 2022, but he found it difficult to reach the 147-pound weight limit, partially due to the automobile accidents and eye surgery he had to undergo.

The No. 3 ranked pound-for-pound best is expected to stay in this heavier weight class due to both his weight problems and the fact that he will turn 33 next month.

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Throughout his weight-loss battle with Ugas, Spence appeared exhausted and unwell. He won the competition, but his performance fell short of what we had anticipated. It is unknown if the initial vehicle accident or the difficult weight loss is to blame for his performance.

In contrast, if Spence chooses to stay at 147 pounds, supporters will be impatiently watching for Terrance Crawford to go up a weight class in the hopes of witnessing this ideal matchup.

Having said that, most people have given up on the idea of a Spence vs. Crawford fight. Contrary to earlier major fights like Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, neither combatant has been active or is facing tough competition to increase the interest of boxing fans.

For a long time, Crawford has only faced off against weak competition once a year, and he isn’t showing the charm necessary to generate a significant amount of hype like many who came before him.

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn says: “I think he’s been at 147 for a long time. He’s very tight at the weight. When you look at the mileage on Errol Spence through accident, through the eye operations and stuff like that, it’s going to be harder for him to start making weight.”

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