Unbeaten IBF Welterweight Champion and Dallas hometown hero Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. hosted a media workout for fans Thursday at Texas Live! In Arlington, as he nears his welterweight title unification clash against “Showtime” Shawn Porter headlining a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View on Saturday, September 28 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Spence met with fans and showed off his skills along with head trainer Derrick James at Thursday’s open to the public event, which also featured DJ Bay Bay from KKDA-FM in Dallas.
“Anyone who doubts me just motivates me to keep grinding and go even harder,” Spence said. “They can keep doubting me, but I’m going to stay focused and train hard.
“Everything I said I’d do in a fight I’ve done so far. I expect a knockout, and that’s what’s going to happen on September 28.”
According to Spence, the winner of this fight can call themselves the best fighter at 147.
“The winner of this fight is definitely going to be the best welterweight in the world. There’s no way around it. Being a unified champion and stamping my place in the division makes me even hungrier to win.
“I’m looking to make a statement by being the first person to knock Shawn out. I showed people that I have the great boxing skills against Mikey Garcia, and now I’m going to remind everyone about my power on September 28.”
Porter has been in with some best at 147, including former world champions, Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia, but according to Spence, he is on a different level than those guys.
“I’m different than anybody Shawn’s ever fought. I’m not Keith Thurman, and I’m not Danny Garcia,” Spence said. “Shawn has been in a lot of close fights with great fighters, but I’m going to bring something he’s never seen before.”
The winner of this fight will be one of the best at 147, but until Spence or Porter fights WBO welterweight champion, Terence Crawford, we can’t call them the best in the welterweight division. Hopefully, that can happen in the future.