Errol Spence Wants ‘Canelo’ At 160lbs In Cowboys’ Stadium

Errol Spence

Errol Spence has called for a fight with the number one pound-for-pound fighter in boxing, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

The WBC and IBF welterweight champion is currently slated to make his eagerly anticipated return to the sport against Danny Garcia on December 5 on FOX pay per view. It’ll be the 147lb standouts first fight back since his involvement in a car crash that left him badly injured and unable to compete.

‘The Truth’ is already looking to future fights despite having a tough opponent in Garcia ahead of him. Spence has recently spoken about his desire to fight Manny Pacquiao before the Filipino legend retires. However, at the moment it appears like Pacquaio is angling for a fight with UFC superstar Conor McGregor and Spence doesn’t begrudge the eight-division champion an easy payday.

If a fight against Pacquiao is not possible, Spence is willing to move up to 160lbs in order to take on ‘Canelo’ – preferably at the Cowboys’ stadium in Texas.

“With Canelo, yeah, I’d definitely entertain that. That can happen, that’s a huge fight. That would be huge for the Cowboys’ stadium [in Texas] when we’re back to 100 percent capacity. That’s another mega-fight that I could have. I could have a lot of mega-fights. It takes quite a few pounds to get down to 147. I wouldn’t have any problems fighting at 160. But, at the end of the day, it’s down to the guys in suits.”

Spence last fought more than a year ago in September 2019. He faced Shawn Porter at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, winning an epic 12-round battle via split decision.

During his time off Spence has managed to re-focus on what got him to the top of the sport.  

“I’m just staying focused, staying hungry and staying in the gym and dedicated,” Spence said. “I went back to the drawing board and focus on the things that got me where I am now, training camp’s been going great. There have been no injuries as far as a post-car accident or anything like that. With this fight [against Garcia] it’s kept me focussed.”

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