Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. knows how to get the fans going. On December 30, the Texas native took to Twitter and shared one brief message.
“April Xx,” he tweeted.
Errol Spence Jr. last fought Yordenis Ugas in April at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. After successfully defending his welterweight titles, he indicated that he’d like to fight Terence Crawford for the division’s undisputed championship. For several months, various media reports indicated that the fight may take place in the fall in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, an agreement never formed and Crawford fought David Avanesyan in Omaha, Nebraska.
After negotiations with Crawford fell through, various media reports suggested that Errol Spence Jr. would likely fight in the first quarter of 2023. Unfortunately, Spence Jr. was injured in a car crash in December.
“I was going to have a fight announcement three or four days after my accident, but stuff started hurting, so we pushed it back. We’re going to wait on the announcement,” Spence Jr. told Brian Custer of Showtime Sports.
“Probably around May or June, April, May or June. I just got to talk to my team, and hopefully, I recover 100%. I’m sure I’ll recover 100% because I’ve been in worse accidents.”
Spence Jr. has settled on a particular month, but he has not indicated who he will fight. Former welterweight champion Keith Thurman, welterweight contender Jaron “Boots” Ennis and welterweight contender Vergil Ortiz have emerged as potential opponents for Spence Jr. Crawford has also indicated that he’d like to pursue a potential bout with Spence Jr. again, but the Texas native has replied to his public messages as of late.
— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) December 30, 2022