Keith Thurman Convinced Errol Spence Jr. Fight Will Happen

Keith Thurman

Keith Thurman isn’t sweating Errol Spence Jr.’s claim that the two will never fight.

Thurman is a former world champion. He hasn’t competed since losing the WBA Welterweight Title to Manny Pacquiao back in July 2019. Since that defeat, he’s been eyeing a rematch with “PacMan” but he’s more adamant about sharing the ring with Spence.

Spence is the WBC and IBF Welterweight Champion. He’s set to put his gold on the line against Pacquiao on Aug. 21.

Back in late 2020, Spence made it clear to Brian Custer on The Last Stand podcast that he has no interest in mixing it up with Thurman.

“I guess I’m moving up or going down. One of the two, because, I mean, that sh*t ain’t happening. F*ck Keith Thurman.

“I don’t like him. That’s just one guy I just never liked. Like there’s a lot of boxers out there that I really don’t care for. But him, I just don’t like him. I just feel like he’s just fake. Everything about him, I just don’t like him at all.”

During an interview with, Thurman said he believes the value of both himself and Spence is too great to not have the matchup.

“You would have gotten paid pebbles, and now you’re going to get paid a big gold chest. The value of Keith Thurman, the value of Errol Spence, and the world recognition of who Keith Thurman and Errol Spence is are bigger than ever. So the fight would be bigger than ever today than it ever would have been yesterday. [Don’t] be upset at me for being in a politically powerful position and not taking that step. Who Keith Thurman is is not an up and comer, who doesn’t hold a lot of value. So to devalue who I am at this moment doesn’t make sense.

“When I devalued [Spence], [his] value was devalued, and that’s me being honest. [Errol is] ‘The Truth,’ [who] made it to this point, and we are all proud of you, and we’re all big fans …I’ve watched so many of your fights. You’re a talented young man. See me. See me. It’s going to happen.” 

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