Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr doesn’t rule out a potential future confrontation with Canelo Alvarez.
I ain’t chasing nobody: Errol Spence Jr
Spence is currently preparing for one of the biggest fights of this generation- the undisputed 154-pound championship against Terence Crawford on 29th July. Spence is currently the WBC, WBA and IBF champ, while Crawford has the WBO belt, and the fight will crown the new four belt champion at welterweight.
While his focus remains on “Bud” right now, Spence plans that after the fight, he will incline towards making the fight with the Mexican champion, and would even consider a massive jump in weight class for the showdown.
“[A fight against Canelo] sounds good, but I mean, [Canelo has] a three-fight deal [with Premier Boxing Champions]. So, I don’t know who it could be in that deal,” said Spence during an interview with FightHype.com.
“It could be [David] Benavidez, then Jermall [Charlo], and whoever else. He and [PBC head] Al [Haymon] and whoever he did the deal with – they probably already got the names picked out. It’s already pre-written. I have no idea. I get people’s speculation, but at the end of the day, it’s nothing but speculation.”
“Yeah, I might [jump up the weight classes]. It’s something that I would definitely think about, but I’m focused on the task at hand [against Crawford], and I want to get a belt at 154 pounds, too. It could happen; I don’t see why not. But it’s something I’m definitely not worried about if it happens. If it happens, it’s something it happens. If it don’t, I ain’t chasing nobody or trying to make that fight happen,” he added. [H/T Boxingscene.com]