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Floyd Mayweather advises three-weight jump for Errol Spence Jr

According to boxing legend and five-division master Floyd Mayweather, Errol Spence Jr. should be fighting up to three weight classes above his current welterweight limit.

The former pound-for-pound king witnessed Spence’s capitulation against Terence Crawford in Las Vegas before giving advice to “The Truth” regarding his future.

Spence was dropped, controlled, and stopped in a systematic beatdown by Crawford that was so bad it put serious doubts over a rematch taking place.

Mayweather believes Spence should take his licks and leave the 147 and 154-pound classes behind before he considers any future options in the ring.

It’s thought that Spence walks around at the super middleweight limit, which Mayweather says could be a more comfortable fit for Spence.

Floyd Mayweather advises Errol Spence

“With Errol Spence being under the PBC banner, which a lot of times you see fighters say, ‘I’m with PBC. I’m with [PBC boss] Al Haymon, but I’m not with Floyd Mayweather,’” Mayweather told FightHype.

“And I’m not talking about Errol. I’m just talking about it in general. I need every fighter to know this: if you’re with PBC, you’re with Floyd Mayweather. OK? Period.

“You cannot bring up Al Haymon’s name without bringing up Floyd Mayweather’s name. We’re one.

“With that being said, I want the best for Errol Spence. So, if I was training him, or I was in his corner, I don’t think he should be fighting at 147 at all. I don’t even think he should be fighting at 154.

“I think he should be fighting at 160 or 168. That’s just my honest opinion. But, once again, I don’t have a say-so.

“When these guys, certain fighters, when they want a fight, our job is to line it up. We fighters, we’re warriors. We’re always going to fight the best. That’s just how it is.”

What are Errol Spence Jr’s options at middleweight or super middleweight?

One clash that instantly comes to mind for Spence is that of Liam Smith. That’s if the British fighter comes through Chris Eubank Jr. again this year.

Spence would be an ideal opponent for a world title eliminator. Or to face one of the champions since Gennadiy Golvokin left the sport.

It would be advisable for Spence to avoid anyone who has been acclimatized to 160 for a long period of time. Therefore, the likes of Zhanibek Alimkhanuly or Erislandy Lara should be off the table for now.

But once Spence is comfortable at 160, facing either could be another world-title opportunity before a rise to 168 for the ultimate challenge against Canelo Alvarez.

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