By Victor Salazar
New York – With a big pay-per-view fight upcoming against Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KO’s) in March, Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KO’s) has already started preparing for his showdown. He was on hand to see his stalemate Jermell Charlo lose his title to Tony Harrison last weekend. The two share the same trainer in Derrick James.
Spence though his stable mate won the fight but thought Harrison did good work in the fight.
“I thought Charlo had won it but I think Harrison fought good,” Spence told BoxingScene.com. “Tony fought a pace that he could fight to. I thought Jermell won but Tony said he’ll give him a rematch. I like Tony, he has a good jab.”
The question was posed to Spence on avenging his stablemate’s loss and moving up in weight to fight Harrison and Spence replied, “Let’s see if Tony and Jarrett Hurd fight, I’ll fight the winner of them.”
Spence acknowledges that he won’t get credit for fighting Mikey Garcia but the plan is to be great even if no one will give him the credit for beating someone many have at the top of their pound for pound lists.
“I don’t know if I’ll get credit, but it’s a win-win for him,” Spence said.
“I think Mikey’s the best opponent I’ve faced. He got a title at 140 so he really just moving up one weight class. People going to say what they going to say.”
Another fighter Spence has been linked to is Keith Thurman (28-0-1NC, 22 KO’s). Thurman has been out for more than 22 months. He will return January 26th against Josesito Lopez (36-7-1NC, 19 KO’s) in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Thurman is picking Spence to beat Garcia.
However, according to Thurman, 2019 is a ‘get-back’ year and a fight between him and Spence may not happen until 2020.
“He know I can fight, but God damn 2020,” Spence questioned. ”I can’t wait until 2020 and he might get injured again, especially if I look good and keep stopping people. He’ll get injured and get hurt.”