“Look at Me, I Came Back”: Mike Tyson Relives Painful Loss While Advising Errol Spence Jr. To Fight Jermell Charlo Instead of Terence Crawford Rematch

Published 09/27/2023, 9:06 AM EDT

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Errol Spence Jr. suffered a devastating loss against Terence Crawford in July this year. Not to mention, Crawford tarnished Spence’s perfectly undefeated record. Spence took the loss on the chin and activated the rematch clause in his contract. But is that the right next move for Spence? Mike Tyson, a legend of his time, doesn’t agree with Spence’s move to fight Crawford next.

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After Spence suffered a lopsided defeat against Crawford, Barry McGuigan claimed Spence should retire, as per a report from Boxing Social. While appearing in an interview with ESNEWS, Mike shot down the talks about Spence retiring from the sport. However, he claimed Errol Spence should not be fighting Crawford right now. Instead, Mike advised Crawford to fight somebody else. 

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In the interview, Mike emphasized one name in particular that Spence should be fighting next. The name was Jermell Charlo. He even recounted his own experience when he suffered a massive loss. While comparing Spence’s loss to Crawford with his own loss, Mike disclosed an incident from his boxing career. “Errol didn’t get his a** whopped worse than when I did with Buster and look at me. I came back,” Mike told ESNEWS. It’s worth noting that Mike Tyson’s first career loss came when he fought Buster Douglas.

In February 1990, Mike fought against Douglas with his titles on the line and lost. It was the biggest upset in the boxing community, as no one expected Douglas to win. However, Mike recovered quickly and won the next eight fights in a row. Mike believes Errol can do the same and return to boxing.

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Following Crawford’s dominating victory over Errol, the boxing world speculated what Crawford’s next step would be. In an interview with Joe Rogan, Crawford expressed his desire to go toe to toe with Canelo Alvarez. However, since Canelo did not seem interested in the fight, there was no clarity as to what was next for Crawford. 

However, all that changed after Crawford’s interview with Travis Hartman. While appearing in the interview, Crawford confirmed the rematch with Errol Spence. The development came after Spence activated his rematch clause in his contract. The fight might take place somewhere in December. Although, there is no confirmation about what weight class the fight would take place.

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By sharing his own loss from the past, Mike tried assuring Spence he could make a comeback in boxing. He even suggested Spence should fight with someone else before facing Crawford. But recent developments indicate Spence may face Crawford after all. What are your thoughts on the matter? Should Spence have waited before facing Crawford for the second time?

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Sudeep Sinha

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Sudeep Sinha is a Boxing Writer at Essentially Sports. He is an avid fan of the sport and remains in awe of the fighters. He is inspired by the grit and the passion that boxers possess and feels that those are essential elements in order to do well in all spheres.
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