Errol Spence Rejects De La Hoya Offer: “I’m Interested In One Fight!”

Errol Spence Jr Has "Undisputed" On His Mind!

Errol Spence smiles at Oscar De la Hoya and Vergil Ortiz
Errol Spence - Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images | Oscar De la Hoya & Vergil Ortiz

Errol Spence Jr Shots Down Oscar De La Hoya’s Offer Of Vergil Ortiz

Unified welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (28-0, 22KOs) is a man on a mission. After collecting the WBA Super championship from Yordenis Ugas, the Texas champion made it clear that only one name is on his radar: WBO champion Terence “Bud” Crawford. However, Oscar De La Hoya had other plans in mind.

The boxing community wants to see an undisputed welterweight champion. Zab “Super” Judah was the last undisputed champion, from 2005 to 2006. Spence, during the post-fight interview, did not hesitate in calling out the rival WBO champion. Furthermore, fans have been glued to social media watching both Crawford and Spence go back and forth about making the fight happen. This is what the boxing community has been waiting to see, and there is no other fight that is even worth mentioning.


Golden Boy Promotions head honcho Oscar De La Hoya tried to throw a monkey wrench in the plans with a thinly veiled message about a possible match-up between The Truth and top contender Vergil Ortiz Jr (18-0, 18KOs).

Oscar De La Hoya tweets offer to Errol Spence Jr.
Oscar De La Hoya suggests a match between Errol Spence Jr and Vergil Ortiz Jr

The biggest problem with this is that recent news of Ortiz’s illness still has fans wondering if he is even healthy enough to train. Moreover, there have been rumblings that Ortiz Jr may not fight at welterweight again; so why was this brought up?


Boxing fans need not worry, Spence quickly dismissed the notion of fighting Ortiz. He is staying the course towards giving the fans the fight they have been waiting to see.

Errol Spence Jr tweets response to De La Hoya offer.
Errol Spence declines taking any fight that is not an undisputed bout with WBO champion Terence Crawford

Understand this is a historic fight. It is this generation’s version of “Sugar” Ray Leonard versus Thomas “The Hitman” Hearn.

The boxing community was excited to see that The Truth appears to be keeping his word on pursuing the one fight that matters to the boxing community. Equally important, the winner between the two champions will crown the first undisputed welterweight champion of the four-belt era. What makes it even better is these are two undefeated, in-their-prime, A-level fighters, which is something that rarely happens in boxing.

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By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."