Errol Spence Jr. Next Fight: vs Keith Thurman, April 2023

Errol Spence Next Fight

Errol Spence cemented himself as one of the best welterweight division boxers of this generation. He has picked up some impressive wins in the division and currently holds the WBC, IBF, and WBA (super) welterweight titles. 

Since Errol Spence proves himself on every occasion and is yet to face defeat, fans always seem to be interested in knowing about his next opponent. Initially, it was almost confirmed that Spence would square off against Terence Crawford in a title unification bout, but the deal fell off. Now, everyone is more interested than ever to know about Errol Spence’s next opponent. So, who will Errol Spence fight next? Read on to know more. 

Who Will Errol Spence Fight Next?

Errol Spence vs Keith Thurman

Errol Spence is set to face WBC mandatory title challenger Keith Thurman next. It was announced during the 60th annual convention of WBC that the former welterweight champion Keith Thurman would challenge Errol Spence for the WBC, IBF, and WBA welterweight titles, However, Thurman is not the one Spence was supposed to face next. 

Earlier this year, several reports confirmed that Errol Spence and Terence Crawford had agreed to all-material terms for the undisputed welterweight title bout. The fight was rumored to be scheduled for November in Las Vegas. However, talks broke down and Crawford moved on to face WBO mandatory challenger David Avanesyan on December 10.

Spence also got involved in a car accident in late December and sustained some minor injuries. However, the latest reports indicate that the bout against Thurman is currently in discussion. However, the fight is not going to be for any of Spence’s titles.

It is reported that Spence and Thurman are heading for a clash without any of Spence’s titles on the line and at a different contracted weight than welterweight. WBA granted Spence a special permit to fight outside the weight class without relinquishing the title. With both Thurman and Spence being promoted by PBC, it is expected that they will soon reach a deal for this fight.

Keith Thurman made his return to the boxing ring this year in February after a gap of two years. He beat Mario Barrios in WBC Title Eliminator bout to headline a Fox PPV. Thurman’s only loss in boxing ring so far has come against legend Manny Pacquiao, after which he went on a hiatus. It remains to be seen how Thurman’s

Errol Spence Next Fight Date

An official date is not announced so far for Errol Spence’s next fight against Keith Thurman. Spence got involved in another car accident in December and has suffered an injury to his leg. However, it is currently expected that Spence vs Thurman will go ahead in April 2023. This would mean that Spence would return to the ring a year after his last fight against Yordenis Ugas.

Errol Spence Current Record

Errol Spence Jr. remains undefeated in 28 bouts with 22 knockouts, 5 unanimous decisions and 1 split decision. He holds wins over several former World Champions like Chris Algieri, Kell Brook, Lamont Peterson, Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter, Danny García and Yordenis Ugás.

After winning the IBF Welterweight title from Kell Brook, he went on to defeat Shawn Porter to add WBC title. He later defeated Yordenis Ugas to add WBA(Super) title to his collection.

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