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“Man Do What He Wanna Do” – Errol Spence Jr. On Canelo Alvarez Reportedly Turning Down 55 Million Plus PPV Bouts For A Potential Fight With Him

Published 05/15/2022, 6:11 PM EDT

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Errol Spence Jr and Canelo Alvarez, both the boxers, are at the prime of their careers. The two titans are improving their game with each bout. Fans enjoy watching them fight, but unfortunately, the world is yet to witness their face-off in the ring.

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In a recent interview with Fight Hub TV, Errol Spence Jr was asked about fighting Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez. The reporter asked, “Canelo turned down 55 million-plus pay-per-view fights, to fight you at 164. He said that no cash man, whatever, you don’t say after 160.”


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“Man, do what he wanna do. I ain’t got no thoughts on it, man. He making 55 million, 50 million, man he making millions,” Spence replied with a smile.

Reporter: “Do you want to fight Canelo before your career is over?”

Spence: “I’m not worried about that either. I mean, I ain’t chasing…”

Canelo Alvarez turns down $100 million deal

As per the reports, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez turned down a $100 million deal with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC). It was a two-fight deal to fight Jermall Charlo and Errol Spence Jr or David Benavidez, respectively.  

The pound-for-pound king had other plans for himself; he signed a $160 million three-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing.


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Dmitry Bivol, a Russian boxer, was the first opponent. Bivol won the fight by decision, which was one of the biggest upsets for Alvarez aficionados. Moreover, his next bout was intended to be a trilogy with Gennady Golovkin, but with Alvarez’s latest loss, the trilogy’s chances may be jeopardized.

Errol Spence Jr’s upcoming fight

Errol Spence Jr, a native of Long Island, New York, has had a successful career thus far. With an incredible 28-0-0 record, the 32-year-old is in the prime of his career. However, he expects to face a tough opponent in his next encounter, which could put an end to his perfect streak.


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The buzz of a fight between Spence and Terence Crawford has begun to fill the air. Boxing fans have been yearning for this bout for years, but it has never transpired.


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Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) is a tough contender, and it would be a brutal battle to see him fight with Spence.

There have been no formal announcements about it so far, but we can only hope that it happens soon. In the meantime, let us know what you think about Errol Spence Jr’s remark about Canelo Alvarez in the comments section below.

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Written by:

Shashank Wankhede


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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.
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