By Sean Jones: Errol Spence Jr says he’ll “positively” conform to a battle towards Canelo Alvarez if it’s supplied to him if he efficiently defeats Terence Crawford on July twenty ninth in Las Vegas.
A mega-fight between Spence and Canelo may very well be the most important in boxing, supplied that each guys win their fights this 12 months.
Errol has two towards Crawford that he must get out of the way in which first, whereas Canelo will likely be combating a still-to-be-named opponent in September.
Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) says his potential two contests this 12 months with Crawford will likely be his final at 147 earlier than he strikes as much as 154, so he’s prepared to face the Mexican famous person Canelo if that chance “comes throughout the desk.”
It will make sense for Canelo to make the battle with Spence as a result of it’s fairly clear he’s not desirous to face the Lions at 168 in David Benavidez & David Morrell Jr.
Additional, the way in which Canelo is speaking in regards to the Dmitry Bivol rematch needing to be below the identical phrases as their earlier contest final 12 months; it will appear he’s not severely in that battle, both.
With a measurement and energy benefit in his favor, Canelo (59-2-2, 39 KOs) could be extra prepared to take the chance of combating Spence than he’s towards the younger lions, Benavidez & Morrell, at 168 and his grasp Bivol at 175.
“If the battle [against Canelo Alvarez] comes throughout the desk, I’d positively take that battle,” mentioned Errol Spence to the Dallas Cowboys Youtube channel when requested if he’d be enthusiastic about combating Canelo Alvarez.
“165 – 168, that’s extra my pure weight and lots simpler for me to make, so I’d positively take that battle.”
Spence must get previous Crawford in what is predicted to be two fights this 12 months. If Spence wins the primary one towards Crawford in July, he thinks the Omaha, Nebraska native will train the rematch clause within the contract to pressure a second battle, which might happen in November or December.
Canelo is below numerous stress from boxing followers to face Benavidez (27-0, 23 KOs), however it’s unclear if he’ll take this dangerous match-up as a result of the red-haired star has been seemingly avoiding him for years.
If Canelo doesn’t face Benavidez or Bivol in September, he’ll want a strong opponent as a result of he can’t trot out one other John Ryder or 41-year-old Gennadiy Golovkin once more. The followers are catching on that Canelo is avoiding combating the very best to maintain his profession afloat artificially.