Spence Needs Two Tune-Ups Before Facing Crawford Again – Says Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr. has advised Errol Spence Jr. to take two fights before deciding to get back in the ring with Terence Crawford.

The ‘Truth’ suffered a ninth-round stoppage in a fight where Crawford dominated his opponent to become the first undisputed welterweight champion of the four-belt era.

In the aftermath of the fight, Spence indicated his desire to run things back at 154 before the year was out.

Although Crawford did not rule out such a thing, Jones has advised Spence to rebuild himself before taking on ‘Bud’ again. 

“As a coach, I would get Errol checked out to make sure that everything is neurologically OK, and if his mind [brain] and his body is ok, then we’ll consider a fight at 154, but we need some time to make some adjustments because we haven’t been forced to make adjustments in our career.

“So, if we’re going to make some adjustments, we’re going to take some time and go work on doing different things. Truthfully speaking, we should sign a rematch clause, but let us have won or two fights between to get ourselves right for the rematch. “So if we can work and get us a couple of fights in that we can work on our other tools in our toolbox that we haven’t used, it gives us a chance to come back and fight a much better fight,” Jones

Nevertheless, delaying the rematch may not get Spence the fight later down the line. Crawford is hellbent on tackling the 154 division, which is why bouts against Tim Tszyu and Jermell Charlo may be more appealing.

Not only that, but another defeat against Crawford may lead to calls for Spence to retire. After all, the ‘Truth’ has achieved more than what most fighters may ever do having been the former unified welterweight champion.

So moving forward, Spence has a lot to think about.

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