Errol Spence Jr.'s upcoming fight against Lamont Peterson figures to be eventually be slugfest, according to the welterweight world champion.
During a press conference where Fightful was present at, Spence broke down how he believes the fight will go down: a technical boxing match that will soon turn into an all-out brawl.
"I think it's going to start out as a boxing match, but as we go on, it's going to be a dog fight. We both have big hearts. I've never known Lamont to turn down any fight. Not a lot of people wanted to fight me. The big names shied away from me but Lamont stood up and said he'd fight me. This is going to be a hard fight," Spence said.
Spence and Peterson have had a long history with one another, with the two men sparring in the past. Spence believes the two of them will have an action-packed fight that fans will enjoy.
"Sparring with Lamont Peterson was really great work. It was a learning experience. I was an amateur so I was going at a fast pace and Lamont was being patient, blocking and countering and picking his shots. He was fighting at a pro pace and I didn't really understand it until I got farther into my career. You've seen me and Lamont fight. We're not in boring fights. We have fan-friendly styles and you're going to get a really good fight. We have the mentality to really go after it and give it our all to get this win," Spence said.
Spence and Peterson will fight for the IBF welterweight title on January 20, 2018 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The fight will headline a Showtime Championship Boxing telecast. The fight will also be Spence's first defense of the title after he won the title by beating Kell Brook this past spring.
Fightful will have live coverage of that card, as with previous boxing cards that have taken place at the venue all throughout 2017.