Spence On Getting Beat By Crawford: “I Didn’t Live Like A Boxer”

Errol Spence Admits To Not living The Fighter's Life

Errol Spence claims that getting beat by Terence Crawford was overdue
Errol Spence Jr. (L) says not living fighter lifestyle led to defeat by Terence Crawford | Credit: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions,. Getty Images.

Errol Spence Attributes Terence Crawford Loss to Lifestyle Choices

One-time unified welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. explained why his defeat to unified champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (40-0, 31KO) was overdue. The Truth openly addressed concerns about his commitment to a boxer’s lifestyle, a revelation that comes in the wake of his recent eye surgery.

In an effort to quell those that feel he should retire, Spence (28-1, 22KO) took to social media to address the criticism and confessed to not adhering strictly to the regimen expected of a professional boxer.

“All that said, you can kill the retire shit tho…yea, I got my ass beat shit was past due. I didn’t live exactly like a boxer for the most part. lol.”


In 2019, Spence almost lost his life in a terrible car accident where he suffered severe injuries. He was later issued a DWI which he plead guilty to in 2020. The repercussions of this incident, combined with his lifestyle choices, have raised questions about his physical well-being.

In a candid interview with All The Smoke, Spence detailed his struggles and admitted to heading down a destructive path. The consequences materialized in 2021 when he had to undergo retina surgery, forcing him to miss a significant bout against Manny Pacquiao. Ironically, the recent eye surgery was for the same right eye.

Living the life of a fighter is extremely important to a fighter’s continued success. Boxing is not a sport where you can afford to be half in and half out. Its either all or nothing.

Despite having success after the car incident, the 33-year-old’s reckless lifestyle seems to be catching up to him.

Featured Article: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Faces Trouble With The Law…Again!

Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."