Errol Spence Guarantees He'd Beat Prime Floyd Mayweather and That's Exactly What a Champ Should Say

Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. after defeating Shawn Porter
Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. after defeating Shawn Porter / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Errol Spence Jr. is one of the kings of the boxing world right now, as he has a firm grip on multiple world welterweight title belts, an unblemished 26-0 record, and a spot on every last pound-for-pound list.

That success appears to have gone to his head just a bit, however. While he is one of the toughest obstacles to surmount in modern boxing, Spence told Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnees on Showtime's "All the Smoke" that he would still come out on top if he were to face Floyd Mayweather in his prime.

Spence needs to keep up the bravado, as he is currently a title-holder, but he is almost certainly wrong. It's hard to fathom a fighter breaking Money down physically.

While Spence is a well-balanced fighter that is equally effective with the attacking and defensive aspects of boxing, he doesn't have the punching power to throw the speedy, shifty Mayweather -- one of the greatest defensive fighters of all time -- off his game.

He would have a chance to give Floyd as much of a run for his money as anyone else did, but Mayweather would still likely come out on top via unanimous decision.

Mayweather made every single person that has stepped into the ring with them regret their decisions and eat their words. Spence might be at the top of his game right now, but prime Floyd is in a totally different class that all but a select few. A champion has a right to talk a big game and fear no man, of couse, so we can't be too surprised to hear Spence take this route.