Errol Spence Jr. Las Vegas Media Workout Quotes
Undefeated WBC, WBA and IBF Welterweight World Champion
Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. showed off his skills at a
media workout in Las Vegas on Thursday as he nears his much
anticipated showdown against WBO Welterweight World Champion
Terence “Bud” Crawford which headlines a SHOWTIME PPV on
Saturday, July 29 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The four-fight pay-per-view telecast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5
p.m. PT and will see Spence look to complete his conquest of
the welterweight division after first becoming world
champion in 2017, before adding 147-pound world titles in
2019 and 2022. The winner between Spence and Crawford will
hold the distinction as the first undisputed welterweight
champion of the four-belt era and likely emerge as the top
pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.
Here is what Spence, along with his esteemed trainer Derrick
James, had to say Thursday:
ERROL SPENCE JR.
“This is what I’ve worked for my whole career. I want to be
that undisputed welterweight champion of the world and I’m
excited to go up against a great opponent like Terence
Crawford to accomplish that.
“I’ve been fighting the best for a long time. When you see
all the legends of the sport, they fought each other and
made historic fights. That’s what I want to do. Terence is
one of the best fighters in the world and I’m one of the
best fighters in the world, so we had to make this happen.
“It’s definitely business as usual, but we’ve still amped up
the training because of the opponent I’m facing. Terence can
really fight and I believe that we’re gonna put on a great
show and a great performance.
“I’m not worried about being the underdog. People can say
what they say and have their opinions. I just have to go
prove them wrong.
“I’ve been feeling the buzz for this fight. Anywhere I go
they’ve been asking me about this fight. I knew I had to
make it happen. This is what everyone wanted. We have to
prove who the man is in the welterweight division and in
boxing. The winner of this fight is the best fighter in
“Every belt I’ve gotten I’ve taken from somebody. I beat
champion after champion. I’m going through the ringer
fighting the best guys in my division. There’s a big
difference between facing a champion and someone without a
belt. The guys with the belts have a lot more to fight for.
“I don’t know how much the size will factor into the fight
until we get into the ring. They say he’s a strong guy and
we’ll see next week.
“Everybody make sure you tune into this fight. It’s gonna be
an amazing fight. This fight is gonna be a war of attrition.
It’s a guts and glory type of fight.
“I don’t think there’s anyone I fought who’s similar to
Terence Crawford. His style is different from anybody else.
I don’t think Sugar Ray Leonard fought anyone like Tommy
Hearns until he fought Tommy, and vice versa. That’s what
happens in these historic fights.”
DERRICK JAMES, Spence’s Trainer
“This means everything. From the moment Errol turned pro, he
said what he wanted to do. There were so many steps he had
to take to get to this point, and now there’s just one more
step to take. Being undisputed champion is everything he
“Our goal is to be able to push like we push in every fight.
We’re going to use everything we’ve used to be successful
throughout Errol’s career. It’s up to Terence if he can step
“We’ve been training and sparring a lot since Errol last
fought, so it’s not like he hasn’t been in the ring. He’ll
just have to adjust to Terence’s timing in the fight. It
might take a couple of rounds, but once he figures it out,
he can do everything he has to do.
“I’m my greatest competition. I’m not worried about who’s in
the other corner. It could be anybody. My focus on being who
I am every day leading up to the fight and continuing to
compete with myself.
“The perfect performance is a victory. I don’t care how he
gets it, it’s just that he gets it. That’s what we’re