Errol Spence Jr. Gives His Honest Opinion on a Fight With Vergil Ortiz Jr.

Published 03/22/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 11: Errol Spence Jr. celebrates his victory against Chris van Heerden during their Premier Boxing Champions bout at the Ricoh Coliseum on September 11, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)


Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. has opened up about a potential bout against Vergil Ortiz Jr. The American champion welcomed a match-up against his undefeated compatriot and said explained what would happen if they met.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: (R-L) Vergil Ortiz Jr. walks away after knocking down Roberto Ortiz with a right hand during their super lightweight fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy/Getty Images)

Ortiz Jr. is fresh off a fantastic performance against Maurice Hooker. The knockout artist extended his record to 17-0 with another knockout win. After the fight, Ortiz Jr. welcomed title fights, and now ‘The Truth’ has given his honest opinion on the possibility.

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The WBC and IBF champion spoke to media after Ortiz Jr.’s knockout win and said, “He did good. [If] me and Vergil fight, it would be a great fight”. 

This comment showed Spence Jr. liked the 22-year-old’s performance and also revealed he respects his fighting ability.

Ortiz Jr. called out Spence Jr.’s rival, Terence Crawford, after his fight. As both Ortiz Jr. and Spence Jr. come from the same boxing gym, it is more likely that he would face ‘Bud’ than ‘The Truth’.

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What can we expect from a potential bout between Errol Spence Jr. and Vergil Ortiz?

Ortiz Jr.’s bout against Hooker was his first major test at the welterweight division. The young American passed with flying colors and showed he is on his way to superstardom. So, if the two were to meet, what could we expect?

Styles make fights in any combat sport, and the style of the two fighters would provide a scintillating contest for fans. Spence Jr. is a very technical boxer with good movement and ring IQ; Ortiz Jr. is famous for his power, speed, and precision.

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DALLAS, TX – NOVEMBER 28: Welterweight fighter Errol Spence Jr. celebrates after knocking out Alejandro Barrera during the Premier Boxing Champions at Bomb Factory on November 28, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

However, both fighters can also adjust their game to match their opponents. Thus, it would be a very close boxing match. Given the toughness of the two, it would probably go the distance as well. Ortiz Jr.’s best chance would be to get a knockout, while Spence Jr. could win if it went to the final bell.

Either way, the fans would be the real winners. However, ‘The Truth’ has unfinished business with Crawford, and Ortiz Jr. will want more time before getting in the ring with one of the most elite boxers around.

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What do you think would happen if Errol Spence Jr. faced Vergil Ortiz Jr.?

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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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