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Errol Spence: A Fight With Canelo Would Be Awesome at 160-Pounds

It's been just over a year since IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence nearly died in a horrific late-night Ferrari crash -- and the boxer told TMZ Sports how the incident changed him forever.

"Yeah you look at life kinda different," Spence, 30-years-old, stated. "You find out you're not invincible, for one ... so then you just care for things a lot more, making sure you spend time with your loved ones and things like that."

"You never know when you're gonna go. So for me, it's spending time with my loved ones."

As we previously reported, Spence -- one of the best boxers in the world -- wrecked his Ferrari during an Oct. 10 crash that was captured on video.

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The fact he survived is nothing short of a miracle -- considering he was ejected from the vehicle on impact and the car was ripped to shreds.

The reigning WBC and IBF welterweight champ not only fully recovered from his injuries, but began training to defend his titles against Danny Garcia on December 5th as the headline bout of a Fox Sports Pay-Per-View event.

Garcia, 36-2, a very dangerous opponent.

So why rush in against a top opponent instead of taking a warm-up match?

"I didn't wanna ease back into things. I feel like I'm the top guy in the division. I'm the top dog. So, I wanted probably the next best thing which is Danny Garcia."

Spence notes he was supposed to fight Garcia before the crash -- "So, I decided to continue with it and fight him in December."

And, if he wins, Spence already has another opponent in mind ... four division champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Spence has said in the past that he would entertain facing Canelo at 160-pounds, but whether or not the Mexican star can still make the weight is another question.

"It'd be an awesome fight at 160 pounds," Spence tells TMZ Sports ... "Especially if we have it at the Cowboys stadium!"

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by revelated on 12-28-2020

[QUOTE=Offline;20983221]Let boxing continue to die then. Y'all have all sorts of excuses for not seeing top undefeated fighters fight. There is nobody more important to Spence future than Bud Crawford. If he don't fight Bud really soon don't tell me…

Comment by kidbazooka1 on 12-28-2020

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;20939606]If he's drained and has little experience? If he's fighting the best fighter in the world? Then no. If he's experienced and fully hydrated to Cruiserweight? Hell yeah. Anyone thinking Spence fighting Canelo now is equal to Canelo fighting Floyd…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 12-28-2020

One is fighting at 168, the other is fighting at 147. What are we talking about here?

Comment by Offline on 12-28-2020

[QUOTE=revelated;20910111]One of two things will happen in 2021. Bookmark this post. 1. Crawford loses a suspect decision and drops the title. 2. Crawford joins PBC, which will result in him fighting (and losing to) Shawn Porter. If either happen, Keef…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 12-09-2020

[QUOTE=revelated;20939682]Everything in your post is just a biased rant.[/QUOTE] Can you be specific? I'm pretty sure everything i said was true. Unless you can point out otherwise? This is just avoiding everything and means very little this post.

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