Errol Spence Jr could very well be the best welterweight in the world of boxing today but the jury is still out until all the top 147lbs champions and top-tier fighters (including him) fight one another. Most of whom all share the same manager – Al Haymon.
We’ve spoken about on here before how many of these fights should be relatively easy to make, but that being said, they still need to get made this year before we count our chickens just yet.
Errol Spence in the eyes of many is the man tipped to be the best out of the bunch. A precocious boxing skill set and apex physical capabilities position him as a very tough man to beat indeed.
Last year Keith Thurman beat Danny Garcia in a close battle while Shawn Porter in recent times has also shown renewed promise at the top-level of the welterweight division.
Speaking to Kevin Iole of Yahoo, Spence thinks out of his fellow Al Haymon managed fighters that one man stands out above the rest:
“I would say that Keith Thurman is the most proven, because he beat Shawn Porter, he beat Danny Garcia, he has two of the belts. He’s the most proven, so he might be the hardest one.”
All fair points in many regards.
Thurman probably does have the better resume of the three and after beating Garcia last year is in a position to land some big fights this year.
When Spence was asked by Iole about one Terence Crawford, who boxes with a rival promoter and has now moved up to the welterweight division – he replied:
“Terence Crawford has a lot of skill, a lot of ability. It will be interesting to see how he carries his power, how he carries that boxing ability, his physical strength, to 147.”
Indeed, Crawford will have to prove a lot at the new weight class after steam rolling the 140lbs weight category in recent years.
He meets Australian Jeff Horn next up for the WBO welterweight title.