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Errol Spence Believes He'd Beat Floyd Mayweather In His Prime

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Errol Spence Believes He'd Beat Floyd Mayweather In His Prime

No-one has ever beaten Floyd Mayweather but Errol Spence believes he could best 'Money' in his prime.

The unified welterweight champion is clearly not lacking in confidence and claims that he could cause 50-0 Mayweather problems that he has never had to contend with in his career.

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The four-weight world champion has fought the very best of the best, including Manny Pacquiao and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, and outboxed anyone that has stepped inside the squared circle with him.

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Yet Spence, 26-0 with 21 knockouts, reckons he could break him down with a series of combinations to the head and body en route to victory.

"100% focused, I think I'd beat Floyd," he told Showtime Boxing.

"He's mentally tough. I'd cut him up, and use my jab, throw combinations and work the body and work the head. A lot of people work the head and then work the body. And then they go to the head, but you can't hit them in the head.

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"So I work the body and then work the head and break them down physically because I know I can work them down mentally. He's one of those tough fighters like Shawn Porter. You're not going to break him down mentally. You can break him down physically, but mentally he's always going to be there. I would just break him down physically."

Mayweather could still fight again with ease but it appears as though he is focused on becoming a boxing trainer, following in the footsteps of his dad Floyd Sr and uncle Roger, who sadly passed away recently.

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Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson believes Mayweather has all the tools to be successful as a boxing coach, following his decorated career in the ring.

He told TMZ: "Mostly, the guy that's the great trainer is not the great fighter and that's why he becomes the great trainer.

"I give Floyd a good chance because Floyd's a gym rat, that's all he does.

"You see him in the club for one week but he's in the gym every day for 25 years."

Topics: Football News, Football, Errol Spence, Floyd Mayweather

Josh Lawless
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