Errol Spence Jr wants to unify world titles against Danny Garcia or Shawn Porter should he successfully overcome Carlos Ocampo in his Dallas homecoming on June 16.
The Texan southpaw will make the second defence of his IBF world title – which he won by defeating Kell Brook in May 2017 – in two weeks’ time against fellow unbeaten fighter and mandatory challenger Ocampo, of Mexico.
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Spence Jr is delighted to be back fighting where it all began and he has vowed to put in a great performance in front of an expected buoyant Dallas home crowd.
If victorious, ‘The Truth’ is then ready to turn the screw and has set his sights on the WBC belt which will be contested by Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter later this summer.
Speaking at a media workout, Spence Jr said: “It feels good to be fighting back at home in Dallas. This is where I started and where my core fan base is.
“It’s great to fight in front of my people and even better that I can do it as a world champion now.
“I wanted to make my first title defence in Dallas, but everything happens for a reason and now I have this great opportunity. It’s going to be a great atmosphere.
“I’ve had the welterweight division on notice since my first fight. They know I’m here.
“Whoever wins the fight between Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter for the WBC title will have to fight me. I’m ready to unify. I’m ready to take the belt from either one of those guys.”
The 28-year-old is ready for whatever his Mexican foe brings come fight night and is adamant the “best version” of Spence Jr will be on show.
“We’re working hard on our game plan and sharpening our skills in camp to make sure I’m the best version of myself when I step into the ring against Ocampo,” ‘The Truth’ said.
“Timing is key in boxing. It’s more important than speed and it’s something I really focus on when I’m training, it’s about timing and accuracy. You can be fast but if you don’t land, it doesn’t mean anything.
Kell Brook is confident he would 'destroy' Spence Jr if the pair met in a rematch at super-welterweight.
“I’m a versatile fighter who is able to switch it up. I can box from the outside but also go on the inside. These are things that we’re always working on in the gym. Our opponent may bring something different than we expected into the ring, so we work on having a plan for everything.
“I wouldn’t say I have one skill that sticks out the most in my arsenal. I’m a balanced boxer who can do everything. I can jab, throw a combo and show strong defence.
“I balance all of the attributes you need in the ring and that’s what makes me a great boxer.”