Errol Spence Jr. is one of the select few fighters who are currently tasked with leading the sport of boxing in the post-Floyd Mayweather Jr. era.
The WBC and IBF welterweight champion has already headlined three pay-per-view events against the likes of Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia over the last two years, and a forthcoming PPV attraction will unfold on Aug. 21 on FOX Sports when he fights former Mayweather foe Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.
The 44-year-old PPV king Mayweather is coming out of retirement Sunday for an eight-round exhibition match against YouTuber Logan Paul on Showtime.
Mayweather billed the event as a “legalized bank robbery” during the promotion.
Spence is backing that sentiment.
“Floyd is doing another money grab. It is what it is,” Spence told Barbershop Conversations. “Floyd is going to beat him up and probably stop him. Logan Paul is going to get tired and winded. Floyd is doing what he always does, putting his ski mask on and robbing y’all … at the end of the day, Floyd is going to do what Floyd wants to do. He’s going to fight who and when he wants to fight.”
Mayweather is slated to make a minimum of $30 million for the fight he admitted earlier this week.
The former pound-for-pound king plans on entertaining the crowd at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Gardens, Florida, and those who purchase the PPV, by using his “Z” game if he has to, he promised.
The fight against Paul will not count on Mayweather’s professional record.
Mayweather last fought professionally in 2017 when he knocked out former UFC champion Conor McGregor and made $600 million for his efforts.
The five-division champion Mayweather retired with a perfect record of 50 wins and no losses.