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Errol Spence Jr. denies he was almost 'knocked out' by Floyd Mayweather Jr during a sparring session

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Errol Spence Jr. denies he was almost ‘knocked out’ by Floyd Mayweather Jr during a sparring session back in 2013, as the unified welterweight champion insists it was ‘a hell of an experience’

  • Errol Spence Jr has denied being hurt by Floyd Mayweather Jr when they sparred
  • The unified welterweight champion sparred with Mayweather Jr back in 2013
  • Mayweather’s former pad-holder Nate Jones had claimed that Spence got hurt

Unified welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence Jr has taken to social media to deny being hurt by Floyd Mayweather Jr during a sparring session.

The 32-year-old Texan was handed an opportunity to spar with Mayweather ahead of his fight against Brandon Hoskins while the latter was preparing for his WBC welterweight title defence against Robert Guerrero back in 2013.

Mayweather’s former pad-holder Nate Jones recently claimed on his Youtube channel, The Nate Jones Story, to have watched him buckle Spence during those sessions.

Errol Spence Jr has denied being hurt by Floyd Mayweather Jr during a sparring session

Errol Spence Jr has denied being hurt by Floyd Mayweather Jr during a sparring session

The 32-year-old Texan was handed an opportunity to spar with Mayweather Jr back in 2013

The 32-year-old Texan was handed an opportunity to spar with Mayweather Jr back in 2013

Spence, however, has hit back at his comments on social media, by saying: ‘I try not to speak on sparring but great work, a hell of an experience never buckled he cap.’

His post comes after Jones strong views on what happened in the ring between the two boxers, who at the time were both at different ends of their careers.

Jones said: ‘Floyd hit him with an uppercut and hurt him. Floyd almost knocked him out

Mayweather's pad-holder Nate Jones claimed that the boxer 'buckled' Spence Jr in the ring

Mayweather’s pad-holder Nate Jones claimed that the boxer ‘buckled’ Spence Jr in the ring

‘Nobody ever seen Floyd rattled in training camp or buckled, whereas I’ve seen Errol Spence buckled by Floyd Mayweather.

‘Floyd wasn’t buckled during the sparring session, but Errol gave him some of the best work I’ve ever seen. 

‘I jumped up on the ring, and I told Floyd to calm down, stay small up the middle, hit him with some shots up the middle; and Floyd hit him with an uppercut and buckled him. Floyd had him knocked out, and the bell rang.

‘When Floyd started calming down, the work cut better, but Errol gave Floyd some good work better than I’ve ever seen. 

Spence Jr also admitted it was a great experience to share the ring with boxer Mayweather Jr

Spence Jr also admitted it was a great experience to share the ring with boxer Mayweather Jr

‘He hit Floyd with some good clean shots, and Floyd handled them very well. He never buckled Floyd, but Floyd buckled Errol Spence with an uppercut right up the middle.

‘It was good work, though, and Floyd needed that. It built Errol’s confidence that he could give Floyd some good work, and it put him on a pedestal that he was a bad mother f***ker, which he was.’ 

Spence Jr currently hold the WBC, IBF and WBA welterweight titles and boasts an impressive unbeaten record of 28 wins.