Errol Spence Jr., jumped on a conference call, today to promote his upcoming fight against Terence Crawford on July 29th, which will crown an undisputed welterweight champion, at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and widely available for those at home on pay-per-view.
Spence Jr., once again brought up a subject that he has talked about prior, the resume of Terence Crawford, one that he doesn’t think is similar to his. Spence explained why he isn’t blown away by Crawford’s resume. As the WBA, WBC, and IBF welterweight champion, Spence, still has questions for the WBO welterweight world champion, Terence Crawford.
“It definitely matters [when comparing his resume to Crawford’s resume], because [I have] fought the guy at the top, and [I fought] the guys when they had something to lose,” said Spence during a virtual media roundtable with the press conducted via Zoom. “Like Shawn Porter had a WBC belt to lose, Kell Brook had the IBF belt to lose…that [made] them fight a little bit harder. They even say people who win world titles get better after they win the world title because they get more confident, they just train a lot harder, because [they have something to] lose.”
Spence furthered that he feels that he has beaten the best fighters of his era who held world titles, and Crawford might have fought the same fighters, but they were no longer the same fighters. They had lost prior or didn’t hold a world title at the time. In short, Spence seems to believe that when Crawford fought Shawn Porter and Kell Brook they were mentally not the same fighter.
“I feel I fought [the world champions] at their best,” furthered Spence. “I just feel that [timing] is everything, and that is why I say Top Rank [Crawford’s previous promoter] has the best matchmakers in boxing because he fought [the same guys I did] when they weren’t good. Kell Brook, he was at 154 [lbs] for two-to-three years and sucked down to 147 [lbs], and it was awfully hard for him to make [the welterweight limit]. It is just things like that.”
As Spence, who is finishing out his training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the final three weeks as his stablemate, Frank Martin, a lightweight, headlines Showtime Championship Boxing, this Saturday, July 15th, in Las Vegas - the keyword seems to be focus.
“[This fight] is all about focus,” said Spence. “Everything has been the same, I have been training hard, focused, going over the game plan with my coach. [Just] making sure everything is on point, and not leaving any stones unturned.