Errol Spence On Boxing: “This Is Like A High To Us!”

Spence discusses chasing the high of boxing

Errol Spence Jr
Errol Spence Jr

Spence discusses chasing the high of boxing

For IBF and WBC world welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (27-0, 21 KO’s), the thought of life without boxing was quite frightening. For one, he has dedicated most of his childhood and all of his adult life to the craft.

His profession had taken him all over the world and provided him and his family the good life that they were living. Yet, for Spence personally, like so many other athletes, he was afraid of losing access to the ‘high’ of the sport. Whether the competitor is wielding a ball, swimming through water or trading leather, the thrill of competition and roar of the crowd becomes a dizzying intoxicant; a rush that is virtually impossible to recreate. Spence said the following to Fight Hype:

“This is like a drug to us, this is like a high to us. So when people are cheering for you and the crowd is basically praising you, that’s like a high. That is why a lot of boxers come back. Like Sugar Ray Leonard, he came back, he didn’t need the money. He came back to fight. He was chasing something, he was chasing that high basically, people still cheering his name and being champion.”

“Even in his Camacho documentary he was like, ‘there is nothing like when people say And New!’ So getting that again and just hearing ‘And Still,’ and they putting the belts around me and things like that, it meant a lot. I’m glad that my hard work and basically my dedication [to] my path to get back ended with me defending my titles and putting the titles around my waist again and doing it in my hometown in front of all my fans.


Now that he has proven he is still a titan in the division, Spence will be happy to return home for some much needed rest and relaxation.

“Like I said, I am not worried about anybody right now. I am going to enjoy time with my family, chill out, I might buy a couple horses, goats, cows and chickens and things like that. But right now I am just going to chill out and enjoy this little bit of a layoff. It’s been a hard year and a half for me coming back and I need to rest for a little bit and not really think about boxing for like a week and then jump back on the ball.”

It will be interesting to see who the Truth hops in the ring with in his next outing. Yet for the time being, guess we’ll just have to sit tight while he goes back to his own personal Ponderosa.

By: Bakari Simpson

Featured Article: Angel Garcia Throws Danny Garcia Under The Bus: “He Chose To Lose!”

About Bakari S.3020 Articles
Bakari is a Senior Writer for Visit to view more of his literary work.