Canelo Alvarez, Terence Crawford and More: Errol Spence Jr. Reveals His Pound-for-Pound List

Published 12/05/2020, 7:58 PM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Referee Jack Reiss in in the ring with Erroll Spence Jr. after he defeated 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)


Errol Spence Jr will take on Danny Garcia in a high-profile fight. This fight will be the American’s first fight since his horrific car crash. However, the unified champion seems confident and will look to make another statement against hard-hitting Garcia.

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The fight is live on PPV on PBC on FOX. And to prepare for his fight, Spence Jr. had listed out his top five pound-for-pound fighters in the world right now. So let’s look at who made Errol Spence Jr.’s P4P list.

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: Boxer Errol Spence Jr. poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spence will meet Javier Castro in a junior middleweight bout on December 13 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)

Errol Spence Jr.’s Pound-for-pound list

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1: Saul Canelo Alvarez: Top of his list is self-proclaimed ‘Face of Boxing’ Saul Canelo Alvarez. The multiple division champion makes it to the top because of his titles in different divisions. He said, “I put him at the top because he’s won titles at 154, 160, 168 and 175.

2: Roman Gonzalez: At number two is Nicaraguan Super-flyweight ‘Chocolito’ Gonzalez. ‘The Truth’ says that he gets his place on the list because of the way he beats his opponents in the ring. He also says he is a big fan of the 33-year-old.

3: Errol Spence Jr.: The American makes his own P4P list at the third spot. He explains his choice by saying, “Because, I’m just a great fighter, I’ve fought the best in my weight class. I’ve been the only unified champion and hopefully I’ll be undisputed champion in a year or two”.

4: Terence Crawford: His arch-nemesis Crawford makes the list just below himself. His explanation for his inclusion is, “He’s won world titles at 130 to 147… Great fighter”. However, he obviously had to put Crawford below himself.

5: Claressa Shields: At 5 is a surprise pick. Errol Spence Jr. went with female boxing super-star Claressa Shields. He says she is a great fighter and her title wins in different weight classes speak for itself. He also says, “If she could… She could fight men and beat them”. Thus confirming how highly he rates the champion.

FRISCO, TX – JUNE 16: Errol Spence Jr. knocks out Carlos Ocampo in the first round of a IBF Welterweight Championship bout at The Ford Center at The Star on June 16, 2018 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

We’re sure there will be many who will not agree with this list. Fans will object to the fact that Terence Crawford is so low and may suggest that it’s influenced by personal bias. However, Spence Jr. does have his reasons and explained his picks for his list. What do you make of Errol Spence Jr.’s P4P list?

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READ: Errol Spence Jr. vs Danny Garcia: Fight Prediction and Analysis

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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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