Spence Says Canelo Fight Could Happen; Thinks Jacobs Won

By Keith Idec

LAS VEGAS – Errol Spence Jr. never broke stride Saturday night, but he provided pause for thought.

While leaving the Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena, Spence was asked about eventually moving up to fight Alvarez. Spence, the IBF welterweight champion, didn’t flat out reject the prospect of jumping up two weight classes to battle the Mexican icon.

“We’ll see,” Spence told FightHub TV for its YouTube channel. “It could happen.”

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The 29-year-old Spence stands about two inches taller than the 5-feet-8 Alvarez. But Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KOs), the IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champ, has fought as high as the super middleweight limit of 168 pounds, three divisions above where Spence competes.

Spence (25-0, 21 KOs), of DeSoto, Texas, is more likely to move up from 147 pounds to 154 once he decides it’s too taxing physically to continue competing at welterweight. As far as what’s next, Spence replied, “probably Porter.”

Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs), the WBC welterweight champ, and Spence are expected to meet either late in the summer or early in the fall. The victor of their 147-pound title unification match more than likely will box the winner between WBA welterweight champ Keith Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs, 1 NC) and Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) in his following fight.

Meanwhile, Spence walked away from his ringside seat at the Alvarez-Jacobs bout believing Brooklyn’s Jacobs did enough to win. All three judges officially disagreed with Spence’s assessment of what occurred during their 12-round fight for three middleweight championships.

Glenn Feldman (116-112), Dave Moretti (115-113) and Steve Weisfeld (115-113) scored their 160-pound title unification fight for Alvarez. Spence suggested it’s Jacobs who deserved a unanimous decision.

“It was a good fight, man,” Spence said. “I thought Danny pulled it out in the later rounds. In the later rounds, I thought Danny pulled it out. He was working.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pennstate110 on 06-03-2019

Spence needs to stay far far away from Canelo if he wants his overhyped career to last

Comment by MastaBlasta on 05-10-2019

[QUOTE]Quote: Originally Posted by MastaBlasta View Post Oh, that's why you read this thread. I get it. LoLoL![QUOTE] [QUOTE=genrick;19729080]Yeah, no point in asking this Spence guy about Crawford. All he could say is Arum is desperate, I'm holding all the…

Comment by genrick on 05-09-2019

[QUOTE=MastaBlasta;19726098]Oh, that's why you read this thread. I get it. LoLoL![/QUOTE] Yeah, no point in asking this Spence guy about Crawford. All he could say is Arum is desperate, I'm holding all the cards, and some stupid, irrelevant nonsense. These…

Comment by Hatesrats on 05-08-2019

Cowboys stadium in 2020. Spence does the [B]Kirkland Twist[/B] in 6rds or less.

Comment by MastaBlasta on 05-08-2019

[QUOTE=Bjl12;19726256]Spencer is the one being racist as is Andrade. Of course they have their brother winning. No sane boxing fan had Jacobs WINNING. At best he could've argued a draw and that would be insanely generous. Why are you defending…

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