Spence Sees Options As Manny Or Danny
With the IBF and WBC welterweight title now in his possession, Errol Spence Jr is in the catbird seat in who to choose as his next opponent.
For years, Spence thought Danny Garcia was ducking him, and now with the status of unified welterweight champion of the world on his resume, he sees two tangible options ahead.
“Oh, I don’t know,” Spence said during the post-fight press conference of what’s next for him. “Like I said, tables turn. You know, I’ve been calling out Danny and all them for a long time. And, you know, now they step in the ring, trying to fight me. So, we’ll see. I mean, we’re gonna go and look, and see who’s the next great, good, available opponent.
“If I can’t get Pacquiao, you know, or nothing happens with Terence [Crawford] or anybody else, then we’ll fight Danny Garcia. So, I mean, it doesn’t matter. I think me and Shawn had a great fight, so you know, we might can do that again. We’ll see what happens.”
Garcia was last seen in the ring in April, where he knocked out Adrian Granados in the seventh round of their fight in Carson, California, and before that fell short in claiming the then vacated WBC welterweight title against the now-former champion, Shawn Porter.
“I’m the big fish,” Spence said. “I’m the shot-caller now. And even if I can a fight at – I can move up to [154 pounds] and fight, you know, Julian Williams and somebody like that. So, I mean, it really don’t matter. I’ll go up or down.”
“It don’t matter,” Spence said of Terence Crawford, who holds the WBO’s version of the welterweight title.
“The last time Crawford fought on pay-per-view [against Amir Khan], he did a hundred thousand buys. So, I’m not worried about Crawford right now. They don’t really promote him like they should be, so it is what it is. We’ll worry about Crawford when we get there. But like I said, Crawford need me more than I need him.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene