‘All Out War!’ – Errol Spence Jr. Predicts a Potential Bout With Canelo Alvarez

Published 12/19/2020, 11:00 PM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Erroll Spence Jr. in the ring fights against Shawn Porter in their IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Spence, Jr won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Unified Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr has spoken up on a potential super-fight. Ever since his dominance in the division, there have been rumors of a fight against Canelo Alvarez. The undefeated American welterweight has never shied away from a challenge, and so many believe this could happen. However, ‘The Truth’ has since had his take on things.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Speaking in an interview on the broadcast of the Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith event, Spence Jr voiced his opinion. He said, “I think it’s a great fight, especially at 160. I’m a guy that sucks down to 147. I mean, I really think that a lot of people see probably 70-80% of who I really am at 147 pounds.”

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Spence Jr explained, “I’m a guy that has out-grown the weight, you know… I’m just holding around because I want to be an undisputed champion at 147. But if there is a great fight at 160, I can definitely move up to 160 and fight there easy.”

When quizzed on how a Spence Jr-Canelo fight would go, he said, “I think it would go ‘all-out war’. Have it at the AT&T stadium. 100,000 plus.”

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Would an Errol Spence Jr vs Canelo Alvarez fight make sense?

As Spence Jr rightly said, there is not much more for him to prove at 147 other than becoming an undisputed champion. For that to happen, Spence Jr would have to fight Terence Crawford. However, he also gave an update on that situation and things don’t look good for that fight.

He admitted that the only way fans will see that fight is if he takes the lesser percentage.

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So, if Errol Spence Jr can not become the undisputed champion of the world, then a potential super-fight against Alvarez would be a viable option.

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That would be one of the biggest fights in recent history and would give Spence Jr the chance to prove himself. We can see this fight happening eventually, and it will be one of the biggest events we have seen in a while. What do you think of this fight? Should it happen?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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