KEY POINTS

  • George Foreman predicted Errol Spence will evetually surpass Canelo Alvarez
  • Spence considers moving up to face Canelo in the future
  • Bob Arum wants Spence vs. Crawford before 2020 ends

Boxing legend George Foreman has just predicted that recovering boxing champ Errol Spence will surpass Mexican boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Among all the boxing greats, it was Foreman who has repeatedly mentioned Canelo as the best fighter in the world. And just recently, Foreman once again admitted that Canelo is his favorite boxer. But this time, the Hall of Famer explained why he thinks Canelo is just different from the pack.

According to Foreman, Canelo punches like a heavyweight but has the speed of a natural lightweight.

“I like all the boxers but Canelo Alvarez is my favorite. Cause he could fight. I mean he thinks like he’s a heavyweight, he punch like a heavyweight and he’s naturally fast like a lightweight,” Foreman told Elie Seckbach of EsNews.

In a different video, Foreman was asked to share his thoughts about Canelo and Spence as two of the best fighters in the world today. As per Foreman, Spence isn’t on Canelo’s league right now but eventually will and even pass the Mexican brawler.

“Errol Spence is a good fighter. Great fighter. He’s got potentials that really upset the whole division. (But) He’s not with (the level) of Canelo yet. But in a few years, he’s gonna be passed that,” Foreman said.

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin Canelo Alvarez (L) inflicted Gennady Golovkin's first-ever loss in boxing. In this picture, Alvarez punches Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Sept. 15, 2018. Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

Aside from his consistent desire to share the ring with Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao, Spence has once revealed his plans to move up to the 154-pound division, a weight class in which Spence could possibly face Canelo.

According to Spence, a fight with Canelo would be a great and he doesn’t think the size difference would cause him trouble at all.

“Canelo’s not a huge guy anyway, I mean he has size like mass but he’s not a big guy. I think that’ll be a great fight,” Spence said.

He also admitted that he never really thought about it much. However, he insisted that he thinks Canelo has the power but could gas out quicker than him.

“I never really just broke it down. He has power, he has good timing, he punch with a lot of power but he does get tired so I think I have the advantage of you know having more wind than him,” Spence pointed out.

Meanwhile, Spence is currently engaged in a war of words with fellow world champion Terrence Crawford. Top Rank boss Bob Arum recently addressed the potential blockbuster fight and said that they want to make Spence vs. Crawford before the end of 2020, Boxing News 24 reported.

“Okay, if that’s what they want, then we’ll make another fight for Terence, and hopefully they’ll fight by the end of the year. No problem with that,” Arum said about Spence vs. Crawford.

Errol Spence Jr Errol Spence Jr. is looking to establish himself as the top welterweight. In this picture, Spence addresses the media during the 2018 Showtime Championship Boxing Event at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, Jan. 24, 2018. Photo: Abbie Parr/Getty Images