Jeff Mayweather Urges Spence To Take Tune-Ups On His Return

Jeff Mayweather wants to see Errol Spence Jr. take up some tune-up fights on his return. 

Spence has announced he will box again following his loss to Terence Crawford. The Truth was stopped in the ninth round, as Crawford became the first Undisputed Welterweight Champion of the four-belt era. The rematch never happened, as Bud will face the winner of Tim Tszyu vs Sebastian Fundora at junior middleweight.

Spence is likely to move up to 154 pounds. The WBA and IBF Junior Middleweight Belts are vacant, allowing Spence another possible title shot. But Mayweather advised Spence not to take any tough fights on his comeback. 

“I know Errol really well, and he’s a great guy. I just don’t know how he’s going to come back from that fight. Sometimes guys can come back from fights like that. I can attest to that. With Spence, I think he needs to take some easy fights first to find out where he’s at rather than jump right back in the fire with Crawford or Tim [Tszyu] right now. I just think he doesn’t need that. I just think he needs to get back to feeling the way he was before he got that loss. I don’t care. Even if he’s fighting a guy that is a real pushover, he needs a win to keep him motivated,” Mayweather stated

Spence also needs a new trainer. He announced his split from Derrick James, making it more likely that he will take a tune-up to get used to his new trainer’s style. Gervonta Davis’ trainer, Calvin Ford, is open to coaching Spence, provided he gets James’ approval. But with Spence losing such a one-sided bout against Crawford, he must make the right move. 

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