Spence Aims For Three Fights In 2018
On Wednesday, IBF welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence held a media workout in his hometown of Dallas in preparation for his upcoming title defense against Lamont Peterson.
Spence is feeling very confident heading into his fight with Peterson, and feels less pressure than when he fought Kell Brook in the United Kingdom.
“I don’t feel any pressure at all. I don’t think the pressure can amount to going overseas for my first title fight and fighting the champion in his hometown. I don’t see it as pressure. If there is any pressure it is just making me work harder and I enjoy it,” Spence stated.
This will be the first title defense for the 2012 US Olympian and he looks to prove that he is the best in the welterweight division.
“For me it is the same as every fight. It is a statement fight. Lamont Peterson has a name. He has been in there with a lot of a of great fighters and it is a statement fight for me to show everybody that I am the best welterweight in the division,” said Spence.
Spence has been very vocal with his desire to face WBC/WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman, but unification may have to wait as Thurman recovers from surgery, and has a rumored bout with Jesse Vargas in the spring.
“Hopefully the Keith Thurman fight happens but if it doesn’t then it is on to another top welterweight. I am not going to waste anytime this year. I am looking to fight three times a year and I am not going to wait around for anybody. I am going to follow my own way and hopefully get back in the ring in May,” said Spence.