Errol Spence Jr. Says His Days at 147 Are Numbered, Willing to Skip the Terence Crawford Fight

Published 06/17/2021, 5:30 AM EDT


On August 21st, Errol Spence Jr. will take on the toughest test of his boxing career. He will go toe-to-toe against boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. However, Spence Jr. is eyeing a much bigger picture post this fight, and he is ready to execute all his plans.

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In an interaction with Barbershop Conversations, the unified welterweight champion gave an insight into his fight roadmap. He said, “Once I get that belt, like I told [PBC head] Al [Haymon], I want that fight with Crawford but if it doesn’t happen then I’ll probably just move up [to 154 pounds] or something.”

“I’m not going to waste my time trying to fight somebody who says they don’t have any interest in me anymore. He doesn’t want to fight me anymore.” (h/t Boxing Scene)

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Prior to the Pacquiao fight getting booked, the fans were unquestionably in sync to watch Crawford go up against Spence Jr.

However, a fight between these two failed to materialize, and that’s how the Filippino Senator jumped in. Despite that, ‘The Truth’ seemed optimistic about booking a 12-round war with ‘Bud’.

Now, however, the 31-year-old will have to get past a dangerous ‘Pac Man’ who is in the twilight of his career.

Will Errol Spence Jr. add a vital ‘W’ to his resume against Manny Pacquiao?

The southpaw has an immaculate track record of 27 wins. He is an absolute annihilator and never spares any opponent.

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That said, Spence Jr. will move into the Pacquiao fight as a sheer favorite and he’ll look forward to implementing his top-notch game. If he somehow registers a win in this thriller, ‘The Truth’ will establish his spot as the ultimate champ of the 147-pound division. Subsequently, calls for a fight against Terence Crawford will rise.

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It’ll be exciting to see how he approaches this fight against Manny Pacquiao. What do you draw off Spence Jr.’s above-mentioned comments? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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