In the weeks following Errol Spence Jr’s crushing defeat to Terence Crawford in their undisputed showdown earlier this year, rumours began to circulate on social media that Spence may have parted ways with long time trainer Derrick James.
And in an interview this week, James has had his say on reports he will no longer be working with ‘The Truth’ moving forward.
Speaking to KO Artist Sports, James was quick to shut down the claims, describing them as “nonsense.”
“I don’t have anything to tell you about it – because it’s nonsense. When we read it, he was over at my house! He’s been over two or three times since the fight, and that was one of them.
There’s nothing really to talk about for me. If they really knew about stuff, then they wouldn’t say things like that.”
Though his training team may be staying the same, Spence will still no doubt have to make huge changes if he is to somehow overcome Crawford in a potential rematch.
‘Bud’ dominated the historic clash the T-Mobile Arena throughout, rounding off a generational performance with a ninth round stoppage.
Despite many observers stating he should do otherwise, Spence decided to trigger a contractual rematch clause last month.
However, the details of a second fight between the pair are yet to be ironed out, and reports of disagreements between the two camps over weight have already surfaced.
Spence has made no secret of the fact he wants to run it back up at light middleweight, though Crawford is now the firm ‘A’ side and will be able to dictate the terms.