Errol Spence Jr.’s Return to the Gym Raises Concerns About Next Fight

By Nationvegas - 01/27/2024 - Comments

In the first footage of the former unified welterweight champion’s return to the gym after being destroyed by Terence Crawford in July of last year, Errol Spence Jr. looks as big as a house.

Spence’s Physical State

You can see from the video footage that Spence has a pot belly with fat hanging around his sides. He looks as fat as Tyson Fury did in his recent clash against Francis Ngannou, and that’s not good.

Spence (28-1, 22 KOs) looks really out of shape and needs to lose much weight. The 33-year-old Errol looks like he’s not missed too many meals in the last five months. This writer hopes that Spence’s next fight is not with Crawford.

Spence needs to lose 50 to 60 lbs to get back down to 147 for his next fight, whether it’s a rematch with Crawford or someone else. If there is a Crawford vs. Spence rematch, it would be at 154, so that should help Errol slightly. He doesn’t have to lose as much weight, but still, he’s got to take off a ton of fat to get to 154.

Rematch with Crawford: A Risky Proposition

Errol recently said that he had cataract surgery, and he said that his eye problem was the reason why he got hit with Crawford’s hooks and jabs. Spence has been through too much in the last five years, with two car accidents, weight issues, and eye surgeries. He’s been through way too much to fight at a high level any longer.

The excuses from the Texas native Spence haven’t changed the views of the boxing public, as they still don’t want to see a rematch between him and WBA, WBC & WBO welterweight champion ‘Bud’ Crawford. If that fight happens, Bud will likely retire Spence, and the fans will get ripped off for their money.

PBC needs Spence to come back for their Amazon Prime Video PPV gig that they lined up, but trying to peddle a rematch with Crawford to the public would be a dumb idea. Nothing good could come of this.

Alternative Paths

It would be better for PBC to forget about Crawford and instead match Spence against one of these fighters at 154:

  • Erickson Lubin
  • Conor Benn
  • Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis
  • Keith Thurman
  • Sebastian Fundora
  • Tim Tszyu
  • Serhii Bohachuk
  • Janibek Alimkhnuly

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