Keith Thurman: “Why Is Errol [Spence] So Mad? Why Is He Guzzling Down Hatorade?”

By: Hans Themistode Errol Spence Jr. has made it no secret that he craves facing all of the top names in the welterweight division. With that said, the unified titlist continues to show no interest in a showdown against former WBC/WBA 147 pound belt holder, Keith Thurman. Several years ago, when Spence Jr. was a beltless prospect attempting to make his way up the welterweight rankings, he called for a matchup against Thurman on numerous occasions. Believing there were bigger fish to fry in Floyd Mayweather, Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter - a matchup against an unproven knockout artist wasn't an appealing option to Thurman. Since then, Spence Jr. vowed to never face Thurman in the ring, no matter the circumstances. In the mind of the former unified titlist, his reluctance to face Spence Jr. was always business, never personal. Now, with Thurman continuing to reiterate that he would love a shot at the powerful southpaw and with Spence Jr. continuing to abruptly turn him down, Thurman simply has one question that he would like his long-time rival to answer. “Why is Errol so mad?” Asked Thurman during an interview with FightHype.com. “Why is he guzzling down hatorade? Straight chugging it. Beef is beef, I’m not vegan, I get the beef. I’m really trying to figure out what I did to this boy.” While Thurman paused for a moment to think to himself, his eyebrows raised seconds later as though he was hit with a revelation as to why Spence Jr. has such a high level of disdain for him. “No matter what this boy has done in his career, he can’t get past, what do you think about Thurman? No matter what statement he makes, the next question is, so what do you think about Thurman?" Currently, the 31-year-old Spence Jr. is in the midst of training camp as he prepares to take on Manny Pacquiao. The two will face off on August 21st, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. If Spence Jr. picks up the win against the future first-ballot Hall of Famer, it will be viewed as a huge feather in his cap. Still, while a victory over Pacquiao would be arguably the biggest of his career, Thurman believes that his shadow would still loom large over the Dallas native. “He can beat Pacquiao and you know what's the next conversation that he's gonna have to hear? Are you going to fight Thurman?” The post Keith Thurman: “Why Is Errol [Spence] So Mad? Why Is He Guzzling Down Hatorade?” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Keith Thurman: “Why Is Errol [Spence] So Mad? Why Is He Guzzling Down Hatorade?”

By: Hans Themistode

Errol Spence Jr. has made it no secret that he craves facing all of the top names in the welterweight division. With that said, the unified titlist continues to show no interest in a showdown against former WBC/WBA 147 pound belt holder, Keith Thurman.

Several years ago, when Spence Jr. was a beltless prospect attempting to make his way up the welterweight rankings, he called for a matchup against Thurman on numerous occasions. Believing there were bigger fish to fry in Floyd Mayweather, Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter - a matchup against an unproven knockout artist wasn't an appealing option to Thurman.

Since then, Spence Jr. vowed to never face Thurman in the ring, no matter the circumstances. In the mind of the former unified titlist, his reluctance to face Spence Jr. was always business, never personal. Now, with Thurman continuing to reiterate that he would love a shot at the powerful southpaw and with Spence Jr. continuing to abruptly turn him down, Thurman simply has one question that he would like his long-time rival to answer.

“Why is Errol so mad?” Asked Thurman during an interview with FightHype.com. “Why is he guzzling down hatorade? Straight chugging it. Beef is beef, I’m not vegan, I get the beef. I’m really trying to figure out what I did to this boy.”

While Thurman paused for a moment to think to himself, his eyebrows raised seconds later as though he was hit with a revelation as to why Spence Jr. has such a high level of disdain for him.

“No matter what this boy has done in his career, he can’t get past, what do you think about Thurman? No matter what statement he makes, the next question is, so what do you think about Thurman?"

Currently, the 31-year-old Spence Jr. is in the midst of training camp as he prepares to take on Manny Pacquiao. The two will face off on August 21st, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. If Spence Jr. picks up the win against the future first-ballot Hall of Famer, it will be viewed as a huge feather in his cap. Still, while a victory over Pacquiao would be arguably the biggest of his career, Thurman believes that his shadow would still loom large over the Dallas native.

“He can beat Pacquiao and you know what's the next conversation that he's gonna have to hear? Are you going to fight Thurman?”

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PBC On Fox Preview: Michael Coffie-Jonathan Rice, Vito Mielnicki Jr-Noah Kidd, James Martin-Joey Spencer

By: Sean Crose The PBC returns to Fox tonight with a card that may not present some of the biggest names in the sport, but still may provide fan entertainment. Gerald Washington, the veteran heavyweight, was supposed to highlight the event. Sadly, Washington was removed from competition due to testing positive for Covid. Now Washington’s would-be opponent, the rising 12-0 Michael Coffie will be facing the 13-6-1 Jonathan Rice in a scheduled 10 rounder. Coffie knocked out Darmani Rock in three his last time out while Rice dropped a unanimous decision to Efe Ajagba his last time in action. The 8-1 welterweight Vito Mielnicki Jr will also appear on this evening’s card, coming back from his first loss (courtesy of James Martin) via majority decision his last time out. Mielnicki Jr’s opponent in tonight’s scheduled  8 rounder will be the 6-3-2 Noah Kidd, who was last spotted knocking out Garrett Mueller in five. The 7-2 Martin will appear on Saturday night’s card as well, taking on the 12-0 Joey Spencer in a scheduled eight round battle of welterweights. Martin was last spotted surprising Mielnicki Jr while Spencer last saw action knocking out Isiah Seldon in the first. The lead up to this card, which will go down at Newark’s Prudential Center, has been nothing short of off the wall. Aside from Washington coming down with Covid, both Martin and Spencer missed weight, leading to them fighting each other at the expense of other fighters who rightfully should have been on the card. Here’s hoping the action inside the ring tonight will at least compensate a bit for all the pre-card chaos. The post PBC On Fox Preview: Michael Coffie-Jonathan Rice, Vito Mielnicki Jr-Noah Kidd, James Martin-Joey Spencer appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

PBC On Fox Preview: Michael Coffie-Jonathan Rice, Vito Mielnicki Jr-Noah Kidd, James Martin-Joey Spencer

By: Sean Crose

The PBC returns to Fox tonight with a card that may not present some of the biggest names in the sport, but still may provide fan entertainment. Gerald Washington, the veteran heavyweight, was supposed to highlight the event. Sadly, Washington was removed from competition due to testing positive for Covid. Now Washington’s would-be opponent, the rising 12-0 Michael Coffie will be facing the 13-6-1 Jonathan Rice in a scheduled 10 rounder. Coffie knocked out Darmani Rock in three his last time out while Rice dropped a unanimous decision to Efe Ajagba his last time in action.

The 8-1 welterweight Vito Mielnicki Jr will also appear on this evening’s card, coming back from his first loss (courtesy of James Martin) via majority decision his last time out. Mielnicki Jr’s opponent in tonight’s scheduled  8 rounder will be the 6-3-2 Noah Kidd, who was last spotted knocking out Garrett Mueller in five. The 7-2 Martin will appear on Saturday night’s card as well, taking on the 12-0 Joey Spencer in a scheduled eight round battle of welterweights. Martin was last spotted surprising Mielnicki Jr while Spencer last saw action knocking out Isiah Seldon in the first.

The lead up to this card,
which will go down at Newark’s Prudential Center, has been nothing short of off
the wall. Aside from Washington coming down with Covid, both Martin and Spencer
missed weight, leading to them fighting each other at the expense of other
fighters who rightfully should have been on the card. Here’s hoping the action
inside the ring tonight will at least compensate a bit for all the pre-card
chaos.

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