Errol Spence: “Hopefully I’ll fight Danny Garcia this year or next year”
When Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (26-0, 21 KO’s) was barreling into the fourth quarter of 2019, he had life in the palm of his hands. He had just picked up his second strap off of Shawn “Showtime” Porter (30-3-1, 17 KO’s) in a thrilling fight of year candidate and most in the boxing world has unofficially crowned him as the king of the division.
Apart from the two titles and accolades, the Truth had multiple mega-fights waiting to be made. All of this was in play when Spence was the sole person involved in a high-speed car accident that very well could have taken his life. Thankfully, not only did Spence escape the incident with his life, he walked away with his physical person largely unscathed. In fact, he emerged from the ordeal completely free to resume his boxing career.
After hearing that he will be fit to return to action, the next obvious question that the fight fans want answered is, “who is the Truth going to battle next?” For the last couple of years, there has been a rather short list of top flight opponents that the world wants to see Spence trade knuckles with.
Luckily for the fight fans, and some of those fighters, Spence is still open to facing them all. Unfortunately for some of those foes though, Spence says that his time and desire to face them all is very limited.
“Mentality-wise it ain’t changed, you can’t hunt the hunter! So, those same guys I been calling out, you know if they want to fight and we going to fight, then it’s going to happen. We’re going to fight. Those guys are calling me out but I’m not shying away from Danny Garcia, I’m not shying away from Keith Thurman, I’m not shying away from Terence Crawford, not shying away from Shawn Porter.”
“Me and Al [Haymon] have these discussions all the time and I tell him I really want to fight the guys I been wanting to fight. I wants to fight! So, hopefully I’ll fight Danny Garcia this year or next year. Pacquiao, maybe Keith Thurman. I don’t know, probably not. I don’t really care about him anymore.”
FIRST GARCIA, THEN THE WORLD
Prior to his high-speed mishap, Spence was all lined up to fight Danny “Swift” Garcia (36-2, 21 KO’s) and now it looks like that is still the plan.
“It’s a fight that makes sense. Danny Garcia he is a very tough fighter and he’s accomplished a lot in the sport of boxing. It’s the fight that really made sense so it’s a fight that can definitely happen next.”
Spence versus Garcia is a great match-up period. Although, coming in off the layoff and the car incident, that is a very intriguing fight. Let’s just hope that no politics, unforeseen circumstances or any other nonsense gets in the way!
By: Bakari Simpson