Errol Spence Responds to Roy Jones’ Critique of His Resume!

Errol Spence on Crawford: "I Like Terence! I'm Going to Wash Him, But I Like Him!"

Errol Spence Jr and Roy Jones Jr
Errol Spence Jr (left) and Roy Jones Jr (right).

Errol Spence states states in essence he will clean-out the welterweight division!

On Sunday June 23, Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (32-1, 16 KO’s) impressively knocked out his late replacement opponent Jorge “Demonio” Cota (28-4, 25 Ko’s) within three rounds. At hand for the chilling dispatching was IBF welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (25-0, 21 KO’s).

Following the destructive fight card, which saw all the televised bouts end in knockouts, Spence took the time to chat with various media members.

During the brief barrage of questions, Spence was asked if he heard what boxing living legend Roy Jones Jr had made about him. When he revealed that he was unaware of the loose comments, Spence was informed that Jones said he was still unimpressed with the Truth’s body of professional work.

For his money, Jones was waiting to see what Spence did against Shawn “Showtime” Porter (32-2-1, 17 KO’s).

Spence and Porter have a late-year showdown with one another. Both men have publicly stated they have signed the contract as previously reported by However, the guaranteed action fight has not yet been formally announced.

As can be expected, Spence did not bat an eye or seem to care over what the Pensacola, Florida icon had to say. That didn’t mean that The Truth was short on words with his response!

“That’s cool. I mean, I never looked for his approval anyway, so it really don’t matter what he talking about. I’m going to beat Porter, then Keith [Thurman] and Pacquiao. Then, I’m going to wash his boy Bud [Terence Crawford] too. So, I really don’t care what he talking about.”

Words on Terence Crawford

Once Spence dropped Terence “Bud” Crawford’s (35-0, 26 KO’s) name, Fred Hawthorne of Barbershop Conversations took the chance to ask about Crawford’s coach Brian “Bo-Mac” McIntyre. While a conducting an interview shortly after the Spence v Garcia bout, Bo-Mac went out of his way to let it be known that he streamed the prizefight rather than order it officially.

Many thought that both the comment and act was rather petty. This is why Harthowne took the time to ask what Spence’s thoughts were directly. The IBF champion replied in his typical direct, yet nonchalant manner.

“I bought the Terence Crawford fight, I support black people. I bought his fight. He can stream mine all he want. But, you know I support him. I bought his fight straight out the TV.”

Clearly Spence holds no great animosity towards Bud or Team Crawford as a whole. That doesn’t mean he will avoid or play nice with Crawford, if, or when they lock horns in the ring. For those curious to know, Spence gave his inside perspective and feelings toward his would-be future opponent.

“Terence cool. I like Terence, you know what I’m saying. We got each other’s numbers and everything. I’m going to wash him though, but I like him.”

By: Bakari Simpson

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