Errol Spence Jr believes he is a better fighter than the one who defeated Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia in 2019 and 2020.
It has been a dramatic and life changing period for Spence since crashing his Ferrari in October 2019 just a couple of weeks after beating Porter by split decision.
The 32-year-old bounced back from serious injuries to beat Danny Garcia on points in a routine affair 16 months ago and since then has had eye surgery on a detached retina. Tomorrow, the Texan aims to be in the possession of three welterweight world titles when he puts his WBC and IBF belts on the line against WBA champion Yordenis Ugás.
At yesterday’s final press conference, the current unified champion said: “When people say I can’t do this or I can’t do that, I prove them wrong every time. I am the same guy I was before the accident and the injury. I feel like I’m better than that guy that fought Shawn Porter or Danny García.
“This fight might not go the distance. Ugás is a tough fighter. He’s a guy that embraces the fight and wanting to go toe-to-toe. If he has to, he’ll do anything to win. I’m that type of guy. I’m the type of guy that if I have to go toe-to-toe, I will. If I have to stay there and fight, I will. If we get in the clinch and start fighting, I don’t think it’s going 12 rounds.”
Spence will have the majority of the crowd in his favour at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of NFL franchise the Dallas Cowboys.
“This is my house. This is my hometown. I love the Dallas Cowboys to death. I love AT&T Stadium and I appreciate them giving me the hospitality and making this my home. Come Saturday night, I’m going to win another championship in the home of the Cowboys.”