IBF, WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence is not happy about the recent trend of American fans and fighters who openly back Tyson Fury in his bouts with the the homegrown boxer, Deontay Wilder.
Fury, who is from the UK but had his last four fights in the United States, stopped Wilder in seven rounds back in February to capture the WBC heavyweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
In the aftermath of the loss, Wilder exercised his contractual clause for an immediate rematch.
Spence and Wilder are both promoted under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.
Spence believes the American public needs to get behind Wilder in the same manner that UK fans have gotten behind Fury in each of his fights on American soil.
Wilder was part of the United States boxing team in the 2008 Olympics and captured a bronze medal.
“I’m always going to root for my countryman just like they always root for their guy from the UK,” Spence said on Brian Custer’s Last Stand podcast.
“He’s [Wilder] the hometown guy, he’s the American kid. That’s what I don’t like either. I don’t like how the American guys are rooting for Tyson Fury and he’s from the UK when all the UK guys are going for their guy.
“All the boxers are going for Tyson Fury and all the fans are going for Tyson Fury. We’ve got people here that have got split support. A lot of Americans are going for Tyson Fury. I don’t like that a lot.”