Following his ninth-round-stoppage loss to Crawford, Spence exercised his rematch clause. Reports indicate that the fight will happen in December, although Crawford will decide the weight class. Spence’s preference is for a fight at 154 pounds, but the noise coming out of Crawford’s camp is that it will be at 147. But even with the weight issue, Tyson felt Spence should have a couple of fights in between before jumping back in with Bud. That would build up his confidence, as another loss to Crawford would only increase the calls on him to retire.
“Errol didn’t get his a** whooped worse than I did with Buster Douglas, and look at me, I came back. I know he’s not talking about retirement. Have a couple of fights, then come back and fight him. He doesn’t even have to fight Terence, fight somebody else,” Tyson
Nevertheless, there could be several obstacles in that regard. Crawford is 36, so the time for a rematch may be running out. In addition, Bud has expressed his desire to fight Canelo Alvarez at 168 pounds. Therefore, it is unlikely to expect Crawford to jump back down to either 154 or 147 after that, especially if he were to get the win. In addition, Tyson felt that Spence should fight Jermell Charlo. However, since they are both stablemates, that is unlikely to happen, much to his dismay.
“Fight Charlo. Him & Charlo don’t want to fight because they have the sametrainer[Derrick James]. That’s bull s**t. If you’re my friend, you have to fight me and help me feed my family.’ That’s disrespect, that’s not respect. That’s what fighting is all about, helping the other guy, not putting them down. Fighting them isn’t putting them down,” Tyson