Boxing News At Five | Sep 24 2019

Boxing News at Five: Spence happy to one day fight Canelo at middleweight, Shields wants longer fights in women’s boxing

Errol Spence has no problem one day fighting Canelo Alvarez at middleweight, and Claressa Shields wants to start doing three-minute rounds
Canelo Alvarez
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THOUGH he concedes he still has a lot to do in his current weight division, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jnr says he wouldn’t be opposed to travelling up to middleweight one day and fighting Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

The gifted Texan fights fellow American Shawn Porter this Saturday (September 28) in an IBF and WBC title unification but knows at some point, should he keep winning, there will be a need to seek challenges elsewhere.

To this end, a middleweight fight against Alvarez is about as big as it gets – both in terms of risk and money. It’s also one Spence would apparently welcome.