Sports

Errol Spence Reveals Funny Trash Speech Floyd Mayweather Told Him During Ruthless Sparring Session


Errol Spence told the story of how Floyd Mayweather spoke to him during their one-off practice session when he was just a prospect.

The unified WBC and IBF welterweight world champion will look to add a third belt to his collection when he takes on WBA champion Yordenis Ugas on Saturday night.

Spence is the current unified welterweight champion.
Frank Micelotta/FOX

Prior to this fight, Spence reflected on the early stages of his career, when he went to the Mayweather Gym to gain experience.

As a former Olympian, many were eager to see how he would fare in the professional ranks.

Floyd had no intention of taking it easy on Spence, but the youngster didn’t care at all.

“Once I got in there, everybody started banging on the mat,” Spence said on The pivot podcast as he described the ruthless atmosphere in the legendary gymnasium

“They call it the niche.

Errol Spence Reveals Funny Trash Speech Floyd Mayweather Told Him During Ruthless Sparring Session
Mayweather had some trash talk for Spence during the fight
Sports Illustrated – Getty

“It just triggered something in my head.

“It was like a competitive instinct in my head that was like, ‘Oh, let’s go now.’

“We went like five to ten minutes for one lap.

“So I walk out of the ring, he walks out of the ring and he goes, ‘You’re right about ab***h.’

Errol Spence Reveals Funny Trash Speech Floyd Mayweather Told Him During Ruthless Sparring Session
Spence and Ugas will meet for three of the welterweight titles on April 16

“I said what? Man, you screwed me up.

“I said, ‘Man, get your shit back. In fact, turn off the clock. We will go until someone falls.

“Then we go in there and practice for eight or nine more minutes and then he was like, ‘Okay, enough is enough.

“I think I’ve earned his respect.

“He was like, ‘Okay, this kid is not a pushover.’

Boxing on talkSPORT

Visit YouTube for more talkSPORT dedicated boxing content where you’ll find exclusive interviews with Tyson Fury, Eddie Hearn and Jake Paul, plus our very own boxing insider.

OFFER OF THE DAY

Sky Bet: Bet Anything and Get €30 Free Bets* CLAIM HERE

NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY, FIRST BET SINGLE AND E/W ONLY, 5p MINIMUM BET, 3 x £10 BETTING CHIPS. FREE BET SETS NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS EXCLUD VIRTUAL BETS. FREE BETS ARE NOT WITHDRAWN. NO FREE BET EXPIRATION. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. 18+ BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG




Sports

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button