Spence: Two Years Left At Welterweight
Errol Spence knows that he won’t be a welterweight forever, but as the current IBF welterweight champion eyes moves to junior middleweight and middleweight, he has a timeline in-place.
Spence looks at the division and knows he has two years left in the weight class, looking to unify and face against the biggest names in the division.
With Shawn Porter holding the WBC crown and Terence Crawford holding the WBO, as well as a superfight against Mikey Garcia, there are a lot of people left to stand across from the Texas native.
One person who Spence does not want to face, is his friend Jermell Charlo, who is the current WBC junior middleweight champion. Spence looks to wait until Jermell moves up into the middleweight division, before making his own jump.
“I’m definitely going to move up, and I feel that Jermell’s gonna move up pretty soon after he does what he has to do at 154, like after he fights [division counterpart and WBA, IBF, IBO champion] Jarrett Hurd and gets all of the belts. But I’ve still got a lot left to handle at 147 right now,” Spence said to Premier Boxing Champions.
“So, I won’t be moving up for probably the next two years. If there’s a money fight at 154, I’ll move up earlier. I’m thinking about going as high as 160, and if there’s a smaller guy that wins a belt at 168, then I can probably do that. But I think I’ll stay at 160.”
Quotes Via Premier Boxing Champions