Floyd Mayweather agrees with Errol Spence!
The fighter’s mentality is a phrase that is often mentioned, but either rarely explained or perhaps misunderstood.
Fighters having extreme confidence in themselves and believing that they can beat anyone, regardless of the era, is sometimes viewed as being cocky or arrogant. Moreover, this tends to have a negative effect with most fans.
Unified welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence (26-0, 21ko) was on the All the Smoke podcast and was asked if he could beat arguably the best fighter of this era, Floyd “Money” Mayweather (50-0, 27ko).
Spence answered the question with confidence.
“100% focused in my prime, I think I would beat Floyd.”
This caused some uproar on social media, as many felt the young Texas unified champion was being a bit too cocky.
There is a connection between the unified champion and the Money Man that goes back to 2013, during the days of Dog House rules at the Mayweather boxing gym in Las Vegas. In those days, “The Truth” was just an up-and-coming fighter with huge potential. Furthermore, there were various sparring stories that were floating around about the unified champion.
Spence was rumored to have the flamboyant four-divisional champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-4-1, 24ko) seriously hurt during sparring. It was also rumored that he gave Mayweather a black eye as well. However, the Money Man has admitted the Texas champion gave him great work in preparation to fight Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (36-6-1, 20ko).
Furthermore, the unified champion’s trainer Derrick James, who was also a fighter, used to train with Mayweather long before “The Truth” came upon the scene.
MONEY MAY SPEAKS
Recently, during an interview on Fighthype, the now-promoter Mayweather was made aware of what the unified champion said about being able to beat him. He responded in the true fashion of someone understanding that competitive nature.
“I’m proud of Errol, he’s supposed to believe in his skills. He’s supposed to believe in his talent. I want all these fighters to believe that if they was facing Floyd Mayweather, they would win.
“I’m proud of him and want him to continue to believe in his skills and believe in his talent. I can’t say anything about no fighter. All I gotta say about me is when it was my time, when I was fighting, every time I went out there I worked extremely hard and dedicated myself to my craft.
“So I want every fighter to continue to believe in himself. Any fighter that they ask that question, even if they did or didn’t believe it, I want them to say they would win. That’s apart of being a fighter.”
By: Garrisson Bland