Errol Spence Jr says he’s open to dealing with undisputed tremendous middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez if that battle is obtainable to him.
Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) has his plate full in the mean time along with his July twenty ninth battle in opposition to Terence Crawford, however as soon as he will get his anticipated two battles are achieved with him, he’ll be free to face Canelo.
Up to now, Canelo (59-2-2, 39 KOs) would seemingly be averse to providing a battle in opposition to Spence, however on condition that he’s starting to indicate his put on & tear, he may be extra prepared to entertain this match-up.
“We’re not serious about Canelo proper now, however I’d positively take that battle. I really feel like 165lbs-168lbs, that’s extra my pure weight, and it’s so much simpler for me to make, so I’d positively take that battle,” mentioned Errol Spence Jr to the Dallas Cowboys channel.
Spence has the dimensions, energy, and excessive punch output to exhaust Canelo to get the higher of him. Whether or not Spence could be given the choice is one other factor.
As we noticed in Bivol’s current win over Canelo, you bought to actually dominate him in 10-2 or 11-1 vogue to squeak by with a win. Bivol appeared to win 10-2, and all three judges gave him a razor shut 7-5 win. Gennadiy Golovkin appeared to beat Canelo 8-4 of their first battle in 2017, and the judges scored it a draw.
If given the selection of preventing David Benavidez or Spence, it’s cheap to conclude with a close to 100% surety that Canelo would take the latter choice.
For Spence, it could be a victory simply to get the battle in opposition to Canelo as a result of the cash he’ll get for that battle will seemingly far surpass what he’ll be getting for his subsequent battle in opposition to Terence Crawford.
The rationale for that’s apparent. Canelo is widespread nationwide within the U.S., the place Crawford’s fanbase is remoted to tiny Omaha, Nebraska. Spence says the explanation he sacrificed the final yr of his profession, spending it negotiating with Crawford. In hindsight, Spence would have made more cash preventing two to 3 instances or higher but, preventing Canelo.
Canelo’s promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s in negotiations for a rematch with WBA mild heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in September. Nonetheless, educated boxing followers don’t consider that battle will occur for a second.
If Canelo had any severe intent on ever preventing Bivol once more, he would have achieved it by now. Canelo will follow preventing guys he thinks he can beat, and Bivol ain’t certainly one of them.