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Errol Spence chasing three-belt unification with Keith Thurman

Thurman v Spence 03/08/2017

Amanda Westcott

Welterweight star Errol Spence is looking to put his new world title belt on the line against current WBC and WBA champion Keith Thurman.

Spence, who holds the IBF version following victory over Kell Brook in May, is hoping the fact both he and Thurman are part of Al Haymon’s stable will mean the fight is relatively easy to make.

Should the fight make it over the line, three straps would be up for grabs on the night and the winner would walk out as the number one in the division and unified king at 147 pounds.

“I’m definitely chasing world title fights,” Spence Jr. told Sky Sports.

“Keith Thurman has two of them. Jeff Horn has another one. We’ll see what the future holds.

“Right now I’m trying to get a fight in before Keith Thurman, because he’s supposed to be injured right now. He won’t come back until early 2018 and I’m not going to wait that long.

“Hopefully I can fight before the year is over with and then fight him later next year. That’s a fight I’ve been wanting for a long time.

“Even when I was 15 and 0, I was asking for that fight. It’s a fight I’ve wanted for a long time and that’s my dream fight right now,” he added.

The Horn fight would be a tough one to make in the near future as the Australian is set to battle Manny Pacquiao in a rematch, whilst Spence also has a voluntary which should be next up around October or November.

Looking at the list of fighters available to Spence, the likes of Luis Collazo, Sadam Ali and Ray Robinson stand out as strong possibilities for what will be a maiden defense of his championship.

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