Errol Spence Jr re-affirms interest in facing Canelo

Unified world welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr re-affirmed his interest in fighting Canelo Alvarez following last month’s undisputed super-middleweight world champion’s switch to Premier Boxing Champions.

Spence Jr, who is preparing for his undisputed world welterweight world title fight against Terence Crawford, set to take place on July 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, the loser is likely set to trigger a rematch clause that both fighters possess in their respective bout agreements for the highly anticipated clash between the pairing.

This has not prevented Spence Jr from looking slightly ahead of time when speaking to in a recent interview and repeating comments which he made in June in suggesting he would be more than willing to step up several weight classes to face Alvarez.

“[A fight against Alvarez] sounds good, but I mean, [Alvarez has] a three-fight deal [with Premier Boxing Champions]. So, I don’t know who it could be in that deal,” Spence told Sean Zittel in an interview on

“It could be [David] Benavidez, then Jermall [Charlo], and whoever else. He and [PBC head] Al [Haymon] and whoever he did the deal with probably already got the names picked out. It’s already pre-written. I have no idea. I get people’s speculation, but at the end of the day, it’s nothing but speculation.

“Yeah, I might [jump up the weight classes]. It’s something that I would definitely think about, but I’m focused on the task at hand [against Crawford], and I want to get a belt at 154 pounds, too. It could happen; I don’t see why not. But it’s something I’m definitely not worried about if it happens. If it happens, it’s something it happens. If it don’t, I ain’t chasing nobody or trying to make that fight happen.”

Canelo, who signed a three-fight agreement with PBC, is set to face current undisputed super-welterweight world champion Jermell Charlo in September in the first instalment of a three-fight deal with the promotional entity.