Errol Spence Talks on His Return to Boxing
In October 2019, when WBC and IBF world welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (26-0, 21 KO’s) was involved in a near fatal car accident, he was on top of the world. He had just beaten Shawn “Showtime” Porter (30-3-1, 17 KO’s) in a wildly entertaining bout that was immediately being called a fight of the year candidate. Not only did he win, he captured Porters WBC strap to become a unified welterweight champion and was largely considered the boogeyman of the division.
So when Spence suffered his automobile accident, the boxing world held its collective breath. Once it was determined that the Truth’s life was not in danger, the next big question was “what condition will he be in upon his return to the sport?” This a question that is still up for debate.
BACK TO 100%
To his credit Spence, and various members of his team, have repeatedly said that he is in great shape and should demonstrate zero ill-effects from the accident. In a recent exclusive interview with Fight Hype, the Truth went into a little bit more detail about what measures he took to ensure that he was fit enough to return to the squared-circle.
“I been feeling great! I actually been to Cleveland Clinic after the Deontay Wilder fight and went there and they evaluated me and checked me out, my brain and basically, you know everything, my whole body.
“And they said that everything has been good and I’m recovering well and I think that I am fully recovered now and they feel like I am fully recovered, so I am going to go back after this [COVID-19 quarantine] all over with and get checked out by them again and hopefully I can fight in September or October or whenever this current event is over with.”
It was good to see to Spence making public appearances and speaking through his social media, but it’s infinitely better to hear that legitimate medical professionals are giving the green light for him to resume his career. Now, the last acid test available is seeing the Truth plying his trade back in the ring. Yet, from the sounds of it, it won’t be much longer until we get just that!
Be it sooner or later, 3kingsboxing will be here to cover future developments on the unified champion’s return to action.
By: Bakari Simpson