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 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.
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.
Errol Spence also returned to the ring this year in April after a gap of almost one and a half years. He picked up an impressive TKO victory to add WBA (super) welterweight title by beating Yordenis Ugas. With both Thurman and Spence being promoted by PBC, it is expected that they will soon a deal for this fight.
Errol Spence Next Fight Date
An official date is not announced so far for Errol Spence vs Keith Thurman. However, it is expected that the bout would take place in January or February next year. The location and venue for this bout will also be announced later.
TGB Promotions is a lead promoter for all the PBC-branded events and will be holding events in MGM Grand for a total of six dates in 2023. These dates also include January 7 and February 3. The date in February seems more suitable for preparations for both fighters and for a good promotional campaign.
Errol Spence Current Record
Errol Spence Jr. remains undefeated in 28 bouts with 22 knockouts, 5 unanimous decisions and 1 split decision. He holds the wins over several 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.