Roy Jones Jr has spoken out about the possibility of a rematch between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr taking place up at light middleweight.
In the post fight press conference, Spence stated his desire to activate the contractual rematch clause, though admitted he would prefer a second showdown happen at 154lbs.
However, Jones told Fight Hub TV that Spence improving as a fighter, not moving up in weight, is what will improve his chances at reversing the result against ‘Bud.’
“They should sign the rematch clause, but ask to have one or two fights in-between to get Spence right for that rematch. If they get the chance to work on the other tools in the tool box, it gives them a much better chance to give a better fight.”
“The weight is not what will make it look different. If he just goes in and fights ‘Bud’ the way he is now, he could fight him at 154 or 160 and it wouldn’t make a difference.”
Crawford put in one of the greatest performances of recent years at the T-Mobile Arena, stopping Spence in round nine to be crowned the undisputed welterweight champion of the world.
How much public appetite there is for Crawford vs Spence 2 at this stage is up in the air, given how one sided their first meeting was.
If a rematch with Spence does not materialise, a fight between ‘Bud’ and undisputed 154lbs king Jermell Charlo has been touted, however that all hangs on what Charlo decides to do after his September 20th clash with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.