Via Knitting Ambrosio: Errol Spence Jr says he thinks Canelo Alvarez should stay away from lightweight rivals Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol because his focus on powerful throws doesn’t work against them. Canelo didn’t hit hard enough to disturb them.
Spence said Canelo (59-2-2, 39 KOs) should fight David Benavidez because he felt it would be a good match. Benavidez (27-0, 23 KOs) will stand in front of Canelo and be there to be beaten.
Unfortunately, Canelo has decided that he wants a rematch with Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) next on September 16, and he won’t listen to anyone trying to convince him not to come along. That direction.
Spence says he wants to fight Canelo but only after he faces Terence Crawford. It was the fight Errol wanted next because it was the one the boxing world had been waiting for for the past six years.
Like Stephen Espinoza’s Showtimes say, if the Spence-Crawford war doesn’t happen now, it probably never will.
“I like it. He [Canelo] did well from what i saw. I saw the highlights, but I didn’t see the war,” Errol Spence told NEWS about Canelo Alvarez’s game last weekend against John Ryder and whether he wants to take on him.
“I definitely like it, but right now, I’m not focused on Canelo at all. Benavidez will be a good fight because they will be right there with each other. Canelo is probably more slick, but it will be a good fight.
“I think he should stay away from Bivol. Stay away from Beterbiev too,” Spence said on whether Canelo should take on world lightweight champions Dmitry Bivol & Artur Beterbiev.
“Go back to 168 and handle your business, but I feel like 175 is pushing it. He [Canelo] Throw a lot of powerful punches. I don’t think his strength affects them at 175 like it does in the lower weight classes.
“There are so many faces [of boxing]. Whoever has a fight coming, they are the face. If Canelo has a fight coming up, he’s the face of it. If Terence has a fight coming up, he’s the face of it. When I fight, I am the face. Spence said.