Errol Spence Jr. Only Interested In Legitimate Competition For Return Fight
There will be no easy way out for Errol Spence Jr., the current IBF, and WBC Welterweight Champion. According to the 30-year-old, he wants whoever is available to fight him, as long as they present a challenge.
Speaking on The Last Stand podcast with Brian Custer, Spence (26-0) talked about how he has been preparing to return to the ring. Spence ended up in a bad car accident back in October and was charged with a DUI. He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car. Spence suffered cuts to his face and damage to his teeth. Now apparently healed and close to being 100%, Spence doesn’t think he needs to fight someone just looking for a paycheck.
“I don’t need no tuneup nothing I’m a shark so put me in that deep water where I belong. That’s where I belong don’t put me don’t put me nowhere in the pool. Put me in my natural habitat. I already told Al (Haymon) I can get my feet wet with the top guys,” Spence stated, via Boxing Scene.
Spence turned professional in 2012. He beat Kell Brook back in 2017 to win the IBF Title. In a Fight of the Year contender in September, “The Truth” won the WBC Welterweight Title from Porter. He was expected to face off against Danny Garcia before the accident. Recently, a report by The Athletic has Spence returning against Garcia sometime in the next few months.
Another fighter interested in Spence is Terence Crawford, who has called him out many times before. One of the biggest issues surrounding Spence is the idea that he is not ready to return to action, that he is not the same fighter he once was. Spence is looking to prove everyone wrong, one fight at a time.
“I’m hungry to get back at it, I got a lot of naysayers, people that don’t think I’m going to come back like I use to,” Spence went on to say. “But I’m going to come back even better than I was before.”
It is unknown when Premier Boxing Champions will be returning to action due to the coronavirus.