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3rd March 2020
By: BOXING GURU
Happy Birthday to the unified welterweight champ Errol Spence, who turns 30 today. When looking back, it’s a nothing short of a miracle he survived and recovered from that devasting car crash last October.
Spence was out seen out at the weekend along with Yella Beezy, attending the Garcia vs Vargas event in Texas. Mikey Garcia took the opportunity to call out Spence after his points decision win, to which Spence responded via social media saying, “Line it up… easy bag… levels to this.” Most fans would be against seeing Spence & Garcia do it all again as it was somewhat of one-sided affair where Garcia didn’t manage to land more than 10 punches in any round.
Spence told the world he doesn’t want a tune up fight for his return to the ring and so Spence maybe pushing for a unification rather than a rematch against one of his previous conquers. A super fight with Terence Crawford is the fight on everyone’s lips, which is a huge unification fight and would go down as one of the biggest welterweight fights ever. It’s unlikely this will be next though as there is still scope to build this fight up even more and potentially make it a fight for all the belts, delivering an undisputed welterweight champion. Spence’s trainer said a fight between Spence & Crawford isn’t big enough right now for it to make sense putting it together. James called it a “dumb” fight because it won’t make enough money to turn a profit after Crawford and Spence get their money.
The other unification option is a match up against Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao which Spence may see as the easier draw of the two. Although Pacquiao has impressed in recent performances, the 8-division world champion he isn’t getting any younger but this would provide a blockbuster of a fight for the fans. To add complexity to the situation, as well as calling out Spence, Garcia also called out Pacquiao who is believed to be his number 1 pick. DAZN officials are said to be ‘optimistic of putting together a deal between the two men for a bout in July in Saudi Arabia.
It’s great to be talking about these great potential matchups and knowing that we’ll soon see Errol Spence back in the ring where he belongs. Happy Birthday champ!