When it comes to boxing, few have ever demonstrated the kind of focus, determination, and raw ambition that welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. has. Spence Jr. shared his thoughts at the “Grand Arrival” on his career, upcoming fights, and his unwavering focus on becoming the undisputed welterweight champion of the world.
“I’m hyped up. I’m ready to put on a great show, great performance. I guarantee you, Saturday night, it’s gonna be a lot of blood, guts, and glory in there,” said Spence Jr.
Many boxing fanls like how Spence Jr. balances his responsibilities as a boxing superstar, handling media obligations, maintaining intense training schedules, and being a devoted family man. Spence Jr., however, sees it as simply a way of life.
“It’s a way of life for me, it’s like anything else. This is what I do,” he explained.
Working closely with his trainer, Derrick James, Spence Jr. has always been prepared for the deep waters of challenging fights. And he’s not one to shy away from them.
“I’m the big fish. This is what I live in. I live in deep waters,” he stated.
Speaking about his potential to become the first-ever Undisputed Welterweight Champion in the four-belt era, Spence Jr. reflected on his journey from watching great fights as a child to now being at the center of the action.
“It means a lot. It’s every dream come true… it means the world to me. It’s something I dreamed about since I was a little kid,” he confessed.
Crawford: The Rival and The Hype
The fight against Terence Crawford has been a hot topic in the boxing world. Spence Jr. believes the timing couldn’t be better.
“It’s definitely happening at the right time. Look at the people that came out just for our grand arrivals… I feel like he’s in his prime, I’m in my prime, we’re one of the best fighters in the world, and the winner Saturday night will be the best fighter in boxing period,” he stated.
Spence Jr., who already holds the IBF, WBC, and WBA titles, is now eyeing Terence Crawford’s WBO Welterweight Championship.
“I’ve always stayed the course. After beating Kell Brook and Sean Porter and taking their titles, I’ve always said it was ‘strap season’, and I mean it. After this, I plan on moving up, and it’ll be ‘strap season’ all over again,” he expressed.
As he prepares to face Terence “Bud” Crawford on Showtime pay-per-view, Spence Jr. is confident about his chances of victory.
“I’ll be victorious. I don’t know how it’s gonna go, whether it’s gonna be a knockout, or I’ll outbox him, but whatever it takes to win, I’m going to do that.”