IBF Welterweight champion Errol Spence was all business on Tuesday in Los Angeles as he spoke on his upcoming unification bout against WBC champion Shawn Porter. The pay-per-view megafight slated for September 28 had Spence saying to everyone in attendance that not only he wanted to stop Porter, but the entire welterweight division afterward.
“My whole thing is that I’m looking for the stoppage. I want to make a statement that I’m clearing out the division. I want Manny Pacquiao and all of the top names in this division,” Spence said at the press conference held Tuesday.
“I know Shawn will keep this same energy on fight night,” Spence continued. “It’s going to be an amazing moment when I get this knockout at Staples Center. This is what I’ve been waiting for. I had to be on the sidelines and watch Shawn fight Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia, but now I’m in that group. I have the opportunity to fight these top guys and make my name known.
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For those of you looking for the name Terence Crawford in all of this, Spence stated in interviews after the press conference, “It [fight with Terence Crawford] could happen, it could happen in 2020, but I am looking for the Manny Pacquiao fight after this,” Spence emphasized in interviews afterward. No shocker in any words said there.
Back to the upcoming bout fight against Porter, Spence is looking forward to putting on a show on the pay-per-view.
“Shawn is a warrior who always comes to fight and leaves his heart on the table,” Spence said at the press conference. “He always comes ready, but I’m in shape and ready for him too. We’re both always in exciting fights, and that’s what we’re going to give the fans.”
“You’ve seen my growth over the years to where I’m fighting in bigger and bigger stadiums and headlining the pay-per-views. Now I’m in a unification fight, which is what I’ve wanted for a long time.”
That long-time coming will be on display for all of us at the end of September.