Spence Must Wait to Unify Division

Last week the world saw an amazing display of skill when Errol Spence Jr. picked apart former world champion Lamont Peterson. The boxing universe is optimistic that Spence will be able to carry the sport just as De La Hoya and Mayweather once did.

On January 24, Showtime hosted a press conference in front of a live audience and streamed it on Facebook. The premise of the conference was Showtime boxing flexing their muscles and how 2018’s lineup is stacked from top to bottom.

Fighters in multiple divisions (Mares, Santa Cruz, Broner and Charlo….) spoke about their camps, expectations and possible dream matchups this year. But one man stood out like a thumb, Keith Thurman, expressing that he is ready to end the conversation on who is the best welterweight in the world.

Okay, not exactly, but he is finally healthy and will be in the ring May 19, to defend his WBA and WBC titles. So, even though Spence called out Thurman, we’re going to have to wait another year for the potential super fight, after Thurman confirmed he won’t fight Spence this year.


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