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Errol Spence: Canelo is The Better Fighter, He Beats Golovkin

By Ryan Burton

Newly crowned IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (22-0) captured his world title in spectacular fashion when he traveled to the U.K. and stopped Kell Brook in spectacular fashion in May.

The 2012 U.S. Olympian credits his training alongside former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather for helping prepare him for the biggest and brightest stages in boxing.

Spence, a southpaw, served as one of Mayweather's chief sparring partners for his 2015 mega-fight against Manny Pacquiao.

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"I'm a way better fighter," Spence told BoxingScene.com. "Just the whole experience and being in camp with Floyd and seeing how he works and trains. Seeing how he hits the pads and mitts and seeing how he trains for a world championship fight. That helped me a lot. I was like a sponge basically just soaking it all in."

Spence is currently waiting for his next assignment but will be a very interested observer of boxing's next super fight, when Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) challenges IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight king Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs).  The fight takes place on September 16th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with Golovkin opening as the small betting favorite.

Spence doesn't share the same thought process as the oddsmakers.

"I think Canelo beats a Triple G. I think he's the better fighter and I think with him moving up the weight helps Canelo a lot. I think he had to suck down a lot to 154. I think he is the better skilled fighter than GGG," said Spence.

For his last fight back in May, Canelo moved up to a catch-weight of 164.5-pounds to dominate Mexican rival Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. over twelve rounds. For his part, Golovkin retained his world titles in March with a twelve round decision over mandatory challenger Daniel Jacobs.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by THE MACK on 07-09-2017

lol! Better competition!? Washed up cotto washed up mosley Floyd won every round against him!! and 1 judge still gave conelo the draw!!! GGG has seen every style and can fight every style. canelo will not have the power to…

Comment by THE MACK on 07-09-2017

Amen!! pretty much how i analyse this fight and canelo's chances of winning it. Plus add in the fact that canelo was unable to stop Mosely or cotto or chavez. yet, somehow he is gonna stop GGG who has never…

Comment by turnedup on 07-08-2017

[QUOTE=JK1700;17838099]Okay, but did they think that before the Golovkin fight? Doesn't matter really because if Danny keeps winning the fight is going to happen at some point. Unless it's really close and a rematch is needed, whoever loses this fight…

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 07-08-2017

[QUOTE=j.razor;17840253]So you never said who you think is the all time greatest......is it golovkin for you? Lol....Just like boxing pundits and historians would say if he retired now.......Floyd is T.B.E. P4P cuz I won't say he could move up &…

Comment by GrandmasterWang on 07-08-2017

[QUOTE=Koba-Grozny;17838537]It's accept, brother. And what's this about 'truth' and 'facts' man? You're giving an opinion, nothing more. Show me a man who can't tell the difference between an opinion and a fact and I'll show you a real moron.[/QUOTE] Ouch...…

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