Errol Spence open to Canelo fight in the future

The WBA, WBC, and IBF welterweight Errol Spence Jr is finally fighting Terence Crawford, the WBO welterweight world champion, for the undisputed crown on July 29th, at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Spence, who has been very secretive and selective in terms of media appearances had an interview surface on Wednesday night that was posted by the Dallas Cowboys organization, which is a franchise in the NFL. In the video, many topics came up, but one of note is - Canelo Alvarez. It appears Spence has the super middleweight undisputed champion on his radar in the future.

“We not thinking about Canelo right now, but I mean if the fight comes across the table I’d definitely take that fight," said Errol Spence Jr in a media scrum released by the NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys last night. "165-168 [lbs] that’s more my natural weight and a lot easier for me to make so I’d definitely take that fight”

Spence would also talk about how he isn't as concerned with the opinions of people in the sport anymore as fictional lists like the pound-for-pound list. It appears Spence now is consumed and concerned with how can add to accolades.

“It used to mean a lot more to me(being listed as a pound-for-pound fighter) back when I was younger," said Spence. "Right now, it’s more about legacy, getting the defining fights, and getting a huge payday. You see a lot of fighters, even at the HOF, either die broke or get inducted broke”

As for his upcoming fight with Terence Crawford. The ongoing talks felt like a bad joke as it went on and on, and on some more. The grueling and somehow public negotiations despite being very private - left fight fans heavily dissatisfied until the fight was officially announced. 

“It feels great. It’s been a grueling negotiations," said Spence. "I had to sit out for a year. It feels great to get through these tough obstacles and all the demands that he wanted”

As for how Spence Jr sees the match-up he compares it to basketball, as Spence feels that a fellow Texas sports star is comparable to himself, which is the San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan.

“I feel like the stronger, more durable fighter," said Spence when talking about his fight with Crawford. "I got the better fundamentals. Bud has a lot of talent, skills, he can move. If I relate it to basketball, it’s like [Tim] Duncan [Spence] vs [Kevin] Garnett [Crawford]”