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Errol Spence: Shawn Porter fight already a done deal

Spence confirms that he and Shawn Porter will unify titles this September.

In this video interview with Fight Hub TV, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence talks a bit about Jermell Charlo’s recent performance this weekend and where things currently stand with him to unify titles with Shawn Porter. Check out some excerpts below...

Spence on what he made of Jermell Charlo’s performance:

“He did what he was supposed to do. It was a showcase fight, he knocked him out, spectacular performance. I mean he did his thing, so now he just gotta wait around for the fight that he wanted.”

On what he thought of Tony Harrison pulling out of the Charlo rematch with an injury:

“I think he’s injured...I heard a lot of things too [about how he got hurt] but I can’t tell you what happened.”

On how different he thinks a Harrison-Charlo rematch ends up being:

“I don’t know, I think it’ll be a lot better than the first one. You know, I think it’s gonna be action-packed, I think Jermell is gonna try to push the pace. I think Tony will throw a lot more punches and I think, you know, it’ll be a way better fight.”

On how his time off has been since beating Mikey Garcia:

“Time off’s been good. You know, I can’t wait to get back in the ring sometime in September and, you know, looking to unify one of the belts, get the other belts, and become undisputed welterweight champion of the world, then move up to super welterweight and become undisputed in that weight class.

“When I get all the belts at 147, then I’ll move up and get all the belts at ‘54.”

On how close a Shawn Porter fight is:

“Oh it’s a done deal. It’s a done deal. Yeah, September for sure, it’s a done deal.”

On why the fight still hasn’t been officially announced yet:

“It’ll be announced. It’s a done deal, though. September-something...”

On how he thinks that fight plays out:

“Action-packed. You know, Shawn Porter gotta come to fight. You know, he’s always in entertaining fights, I’m always in entertaining fights, so I think it’ll go exactly how people think it’ll go. You know, he’s always in entertaining fights, taking punches, and I’m always in entertaining fights, punishing people, so I think it’ll play out the same way.”

On if he expects Porter to try to rough him up or box with him:

“I don’t know but I’ll be ready for anything that he brings to the table. It really don’t matter. Whatever he bring to the table I’ll be ready for.”

On how Porter’s rough-and-tumble style meshes with his:

“I don’t make nothing of it. If he tries it, it won’t go right. So, hopefully — whatever you want to do, you wanna box, you wanna fight. You know, with me, I’ma dictate the fight and he gonna do whatever I want him to do.”

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