Pound for pound boxing star Errol Spence Jr is keeping busy this year straight off the back of his first win of 2019.
Indeed, many of his fellow Premier Boxing Champions stable mates all seem to be keeping active this year in a stark contrast from recent years where many were just boxing once or twice a year at most.
Spence dominated Mikey Garcia in last fight in a bout that most thought going into was a match up Garcia’s skills vs Spence’s size.
As the fight game often does however, it produced a different result to common expectations.
The reality was Spence was just a more skill full and better boxer than Garcia — as well as being the bigger man.
It now looks like Spence will take on someone more his own size next up in a unification bout later this summer with Shawn Porter according to reporter Mike Coppinger:
Continued calls for a Spence vs Terence Crawford (WBO champion) unification showdown to take place later this year are happening but it doesn’t look like it will come to fruition anytime soon.
Promoter of Crawford, Bob Arum of Top Rank recently tweeted at Spence’s platform Premier Boxing Champions addressing their boss Al Haymon directly asking who should pick up the phone to get the fight made.
No response was forthcoming.
Should Spence look impressive and add another belt to his collection against Porter next up momentum is only going to continue to grow for a Crawford showdown anyway.
Crawford for his part takes on Amir Khan of the UK later this month in a bout he is heavily favored to win.
All in all, the welterweight division is absolutely on fire at the moment and all roads at the moment appear to be leading to a clash between Errol Spence and Terence Crawford to establish not just who is the best welterweight out there — but who really is the best boxer in the world.
Pound for pound.