AIR DATE: Mar 31 2021 09:39UTC
EPISODE: Episode 60
Errol Spence Jr. | Neil the Deal | Talkin Fight
Errol Spence Jr. (born March 3, 1990) is an American professional boxer. He is currently a unified welterweight world champion, having held the IBF title since 2017 and the WBC title since 2019.
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Hello boxing fans around the world good evening to you from toronto and talking fight nation ready to rock with neil the deal neil’s in the house and we’ve got a gem lined up uh we’re going to speak about errol spence jr.
If i’m not mistaken, he’s a great fighter and deserves the recognition, so why don’t you take it from here? Neil hey good evening, graham thanks for having me out again appreciate it as usual good evening, guys nice to see you thanks for coming everybody around the world.
Yep we’re going to be talking about another us fighter tonight, a guy that i’ve been watching for a bunch of years and now has really become somebody to look out for so this year.
This guy could potentially move right up the ladder and be in a super duper duper duper fight, um, that’s basically, you know what i’m saying but uh we’re going to talk about uh errol, spence jr tonight, errol spence jr, so he has a nickname, graham, which is Pretty cool, they call him the truth now.
The problem with that name is there was another guy back in the day and they used to call him the truth, and that was carl, the williams carl, the truth williams.
So it’s interesting how guys take other guys nicknames? I don’t know how that works, but whatever you know what i mean, so they they.
They call him the truth, which is cool and we’ll talk about him tonight guys.
So thanks a lot for the likes, the shares all the subscriptions and the views have been going up greatly.
Thank you very much for everything now errol spence jr.
He was born march 3rd 1990.
That makes him 31 years old this year.
He was born in long island, new york, united states, the usfa, the big u.
s of eight and he fights in the welterweight division.
So he started his pro career in 2012 and he is presently an active fighter.
It’S currently the unified, currently guys like right now.
Currently, the unified welterweight champion uh holding the ivf and wbc welterweight title, so he has two titles under his belt right now and uh he’s looking for more this year, he’s already expressed to everybody out there.
As we know, errol you’re a hell of a fighter, we’re going to talk more about you tonight, but man yeah he he could be one that could uh.
He might be fighting the guy with the wbo belt soon.
So i’m thinking, maybe that’s something that he’s going to do so he’s currently ranked right now, the third best active pound for pound boxer in the world, which is an amazing thing.
You know if you watch this guy any of his fights he’s he’s really really flashy he’s very, very good at what he does he’s he’s he’s he’s got everything in the toolbox.
If you know what i mean everything you can imagine he’s got in the toolbox.
He’S known, like literally around the boxing community, has great endurance like his endurance is great.
He has this aggressive style that is really impressive to me.
I love boxers, graham with aggressive styles.
I don’t like guys kind of doping around and hanging out and stuff.
I like guys that are just getting in there, giving it all they got 100 all the time and that’s what errol spence jr does.
He goes like like 24 7.
The whole fight he does not quit at all he’s got blazing hand speed his ring intelligence is amazing, and he has some of the most crushing body blows that i’ve ever seen.
He has his liver punch that he’s been taking guys out with over the last.
You know, 10 years so to speak and he’s just that liver punch, you watch any of his fights.
That is one of the most devastating punches, the way that he he he’s got calculated footwork.
He moves himself into position amazingly, and he throws this punch to the liver.
That literally drops guys all the time.
So he’s got amazing body punching power, like you know, a guy that can can knock you out with it with a body blow.
That’S that’s amazing.
He’S very elusive in the ring too, like he runs around and he uses his superior ring positioning to to put himself in in a place where he he can throw punches, but the opponents cannot hit him.
So he’s he’s really really crafty.
I think he’s he’s probably right there.
He could take all the titles.
You know errol spence jr.
In my mind, i would not be surprised at all he’s got everything like i said in the toolbox to uh to take out anybody at any time now, as amateur totals guys, he had a great amateur career.
He had a total of 147 fights as an amateur, which is a lot of fights when you think about 147 fights, that’s a lot of fights.
He won 135 of those fights and he lost 12 as an amateur right, which still i mean, he’s an up and coming kid he’s learning and stuff.
But that’s a lot of fights to have is almost 150 fights.
Graham, you know what i mean: yep yeah, absolutely man, so in 2009, 10 and 2011 he won the gold medal at the u.
s amateur national championship.
So he’s a three-time champion gold medal winner in the u.
He also won a gold and silver medal at the golden gloves as well in 2009 and 2010, so his amateur career was was pretty much stellar and he’s he’s he’s catapulted that into a fantastic pro career.
Where we’re like, i say when you see what else he’s been doing man it’s like unbelievable.
He was also a part of the 2012 olympic boxing team, the united states olympic boxing team in uh in london, but he failed to meddle there.
He had a valiant effort, but he failed to meddle and then he decided to turn pro pretty much right after the olympics, so you turn pro in 2012.
So let’s go over.
His pro totals now guys.
Now these are pretty serious pro totals that’s.
Why i’m saying? Graham there’s so many guys in this division that can go up a few pounds or down a few pounds between uh lopez, dave, firmo lopez and canelo, and sean porter and danny garcia and mikey girls like there’s so many guys, terence crawford in that little window of Space, this is what’s going to make these divisions uh the middle, the middle divisions, i think some of the most exciting fights of the year, and probably one of the most exciting divisions that is going to be moving forward.
It’S it’s absolutely amazing.
So his pro totals he’s got a pro total of 27 fights.
All right and uh he’s got 27 wins guys.
He’S undefeated, errol spence jr is undefeated, he’s got 21.
Knockouts gives him a knockout percentage of 78 he’s boxed 132 rounds.
So that gives him about four rounds per fight, but he any of his fights are are amazing, like, like he’s he’s really exciting to watch.
He made his pro debut in 2012.
He was 22 years old.
He fought a lot in 2013, he had 10 fights of which he won 8 by knockout by 2015.
He was 16-0 and he was getting a lot of attention, a graham at that point when he was 16-0 guys were really checking him out and he was also named uh prospect of the year in 2015 by espn.
So that’s where he kind of started getting some recognition to the point where guys were really looking at him going wow this guy’s, this guy’s got some he’s been proven it ever since then.
So after that involved in a bunch of eliminator fights and then in 2017 he kind of had to move himself up the ranks uh in 2000 may 2017.
He fought a guy named kell, bra kell brock for the ibf welterweight title and in spectacular fashion he took uh mr brock out in uh with the tko in the 11th round, so that was his first world title right.
There and uh he’s just been getting better and better and better guys, like really really serious.
So in march 2019 he was uh.
He was to fight the ibf lightweight champion, mikey, garcia.
Now, mikey garcia is no slouch by any means.
Although he’s a lighter guy, he moved up and wait to fight uh carol, spence jr, mikey garcia’s record.
At the time of fighting, him was 39 and one with 30 knockouts.
So he was no slouch and uh.
You know you know if he checked this fight out in a in a lopsided 12.
You know 12 rounds start to finish.
Slam, dunk spence won easily and dominated garcia, and that’s when i thought holy cow, this guy’s really got something going on now.
That was just like holy cow.
You know he he’s fighting a very, very, very well-schooled and great fighter.
So that’s when i kind of my ears went up and i was like wow this guy could be amazing, like this.
Guy could really do something serious, so he won every round in that fight, graham, like literally, he won every round to get against garcia.
I couldn’t believe it so and then later in 2019, he fought a former two-time welterweight champion sean porter and sean porter.
Again is a serious cat he’s right in there right now he’s still in there.
You know uh he’s not going anywhere sean porter.
It was an amazing display by both fighters.
Graham, that fight was amazing, like you guys just have to watch it.
I can’t even explain it with split decision win, but what by spence won the fight, but i’m telling you that could have gone either way and those guys are are big time both of them in that welterweight division.
So in his most recent fight he fought uh former world champion uh, danny garcia and that one i thought was going to be well.
You know he’s really starting to move up the ladder.
Danny garcia is a bit big time that was in december and uh.
He won by unanimous decision and took danny to garcia down as well, and that really surprised me that he did that so easily.
So you know danny garcia.
The way fighting a guy who’s fought eric morales twice and beat him amir khan beat him zab, judah and paulie malanagi, okay, danny garcia, so danny garcia is not like a fly-by-nighter man.
He’S he’s big time, he’s 36 and three.
You know so.
You know errol spence jr is really making a mark in that welterweight division.
Graham, you know what i’m saying he’s really he’s really making his mark and uh.
I think the guys are a little worried about him.
To be honest with you, i really do they’re they’re really worried about him, so his notable fights guys.
We basically talked a bunch about the fights that i watched and was really impressed.
I mean any of his fights.
Graham he’s got an amazing style he’s fun to watch he’s really uh in in the ring he’s a major tactician he’s got everything going his jab his body.
Shots are unbelievable.
Like i was saying, his combination is a left.
Uppercut he’s a southpaw he’s got an uppercut that’ll like give you the rock’em sock’em robot head.
You know boom you’re done like he knocks these guys like right out right out.
So the the fights that i watch guys.
If you want to watch some of his fights, that i thought were, amazing was uh.
Obviously, that kell brooks fight the one where he won his first ibf title: uh mikey, garcia fight, spence versus mikey, garcia, sean porter.
We talked about sean porter and he’s a guy who’s going to be around as well as danny garcia.
These guys are not going anywhere, but he’s beat them all.
So i was really really impressed so recently, as we know, he’s been trying to fight terence crawford.
That was the big thing that he’s been talking about fighting terence crawford, but it doesn’t look like that’s gon na happen, uh because of financial issues and stuff bring back and forth.
I guess between the two camps and spence say he should probably fight the wba uh title holder would be his next fight.
That’S what i’m thinking is uh your dennis you uh ugas ugas, your dennis ugas has the wba welterweight title.
I think that’s probably where he’s going to go later this year and uh.
Let’S hope it goes down, graham like that that then he’ll have the three titles and, and then they’re gon na have to deal with them at that point they have no choice.
You know what i mean, or it’s going to be mandatory whatever it is, so this year could be a big year for errol spence jr.
I think it will be guys.
I really do think this guy’s got the potential dude to go right across the board and take them all and he’s a very confident fighter, graham, very confident.
Obviously you know 27-0 he’s pretty confident.
I have to say you know: oh absolutely man, so i’m looking forward to seeing him this year.
You know there are other guys out there that he could fight, but he’s at the point where he wants a big fight and all these guys seem to they’re kind of going around him a bit.
You know they’re kind of going around them and terence crawford.
He doesn’t want to you know he doesn’t want to cooperate, he wants to fight pacquiao and stuff, and so it’s it’s a lot of again uh fighting promotional companies and financial issues and stuff that are that are holding back these fights.
But let’s hope they can get over that and we can see harold spence jr in a big big title fight, like i say, even with the wba title holder there and uh, i’m looking forward to it.
I’M really looking forward to yeah he’s an exciting fighter.
Neil and you’ve hit the nail on the head on many fronts, and i really do hope that he does have some serious uh challenges to face and prove uh himself in that regard, uh, because you’re right, i think there are some boxers out there who do an Effective job, or maybe their management companies do an effective job of dunking uh certain fighters in order to position themselves uh, as they remain as a champion.
Uh title holder, a belt holder, uh and i think it’s a little a tad unfair but uh.
There are an awful lot of really decent boxers in this weight class, so he’s gon na have a good year, no matter who he faces, i’m sure yeah.
I really truly do believe that you know he’s he’s proven himself in his last three four fights that he’s he’s prepared for anybody.
Anybody golovkin he’ll, he you know he’s got all kinds of guys that he can fight but they’re all kind of doing their own thing and they’re kind of leaving him out of the mix or something and that’s kind of strange to me.
Maybe i mean just watch his fights and you’ll see why he’s he’s a very crafty fighter and very skilled, very, very skilled in every aspect of fighting.
So i’m really looking forward to seeing that and guys just a quick note, there’s been a lot of a lot of fights coming up, graham that have been announced in these uh.
These older fighters are coming back.
Have you noticed all this stuff going on with uh with the you know, cool chavez, senior against camacho junior, and then we got uh, there’s there’s all kinds of them now, like i understand the holyfield uh tyson fight might be off or something of this sort.
Oscar de la hoya wants to come back and fight uh miguel cotto, apparently is going to be fighting juan uh, juan manuel marquez like this.
Is these guys but anyways, i’m just saying i’ve been i’ve been noticing that recently that all these old fighters are coming back.
So it’ll be kind of interesting to see.
I mean de la hoya hasn’t had a fight since 2008.
So what i don’t know what he’s thinking, but whatever right right right right, you know it’s gon na put on this – could either go one of two ways right.
It’S either going to go really well or really bad exactly so, i guess we’ll uh thanks a lot for coming out tonight.
Checking out the show really appreciate it guys, thanks for thanks for everything, graham and uh awesome.
I guess we’ll see you guys tomorrow, night, seven o’clock, uh eastern standard time, take care of yourselves uh look out for errol spence jr, i’m telling you in the welterweight division he’s already got the two belts he’s gon na, be somebody that they do not want to Deal with going forward, you know all good all right, let’s see tomorrow night, neil thanks, graham guys, have yourselves a good night thanks for coming out, really appreciate it perfect cheers