Errol Spence Jr. doesn’t want to see Mayweather face anyone but Pacquiao

Errol Spence Jr. speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Watching fighters evolve and grow in the sport of boxing can be very rewarding.

Having kept tabs with 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. dating back to shortly after his professional debut a few years back, it’s been pretty notable to see how far he has come in recent times.

Spence made a splash last year when he was part of Floyd Mayweather’s training camp ahead of his May 2013 victory over Robert Guerrero. The sessions with Floyd were very intense and heated, almost beguiling just how laid back and modest Spence is with his approach outside of the ropes.

Now 14-0 with 11 knockouts as he inches up the ranks of the welterweight division, Spence is slated for a Dec. 13 assignment inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on Showtime Extreme.

“I feel like 2015 is my coming out party,” Spence affirmed when speaking to on Thursday. “That’s when I’m going to fight a lot of top name fighters, get my name out there and get ranked higher. I can fight for a world title by the end of 2015.”

As for Mayweather, there is again talk of a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao in the future, one in which Spence seems eager to see.

“I don’t want to see him fight anybody but Pacquiao,” Spence noted. “I hope he fights Pacquiao, because that’s the main fight and that’s what everybody wants to see. I don’t really want to see him fight anybody else.”

Make no mistake about it, however, as Spence is clearly favoring his buddy.

“Floyd,” Spence said when asked who would win a Mayweather-Pacquiao match. “Floyd’s quicker, faster, stronger, bigger, and smarter. So I think Floyd has all the keys to winning.”

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