Will Errol Spence be 100% once he returns or will he not be the same due to all the problems he had?

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  1. JordanK2406

    JordanK2406 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 27, 2017
    Don’t want Spence to become a what if sort of situation in terms of coming back and not being the same and having those unanswered questions about him
  2. Conteh'sLeft

    Conteh'sLeft Active Member Full Member

    May 23, 2021
    He's done enough and proven himself against almost all the available opposition to be a what if , he'll be a has been in case he doesn't look like himself in the ring.

    Don't like to be negative but returning back and performing at the same level after a retinal detachment doesn't seem likely.
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  3. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    weren't he slagging kell off about taking a knee and not continuing against a middle weight

    yet hes just pulled out against a well past prime ex flyweight

    oh theses double standards
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  4. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Ioka>Lomo, sorry my dudes Full Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Seems unlikely. Big car crash. Injuries. Inactivity. Injury. More inactivity. Probably not going to be able to regain or retain prior form.
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  5. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    And to be honest Who's fault is that ??? No one to blame but himself for getting in that car & driving drunk & speeding. Obviously he wasnt thinking of his wife & kids then was he. Not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree obviously
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  6. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    Let's hope that, either way, he serves as an example for future stars not to play things too slow.
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  7. Slyk

    Slyk Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    Errol "Kovalev" Spence has ruined his career with alcohol. You simply can't be at the top of this game and also be a booze hound like Spence. If one thing doesn't happen to you, another will.

    He looked good enough against Garcia, but the retina stuff is likely to snuff out his career potential.
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  8. MagicE

    MagicE Active Member Full Member

    Aug 16, 2017
    He's managed his career well.

    Zero top level wins yet he's still considered an elite fighter and relevant.
  9. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne’s life coach. Full Member

    Aug 18, 2019
    “A man who’s thinking or worried about getting hit is not gonna have a good sense of anticipation. He will in fact get hit.”

    – Cus D’Amato

    Spence has an injury that could cause permanent blindness in one eye. He will be thinking about that every time he laces those gloves up. He will simply have to come to terms with the fear of taking that one punch that blinds him. Accepting it as a calculated risk for the life he has chosen.

    Sugar Ray Leonard faced the same decision and rose above. Spence is not Sugar Ray Leonard.
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  10. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 29, 2007
    He is not married. He looked pretty good against Danny Garcia and beat him up. In fact never seen anyone dominate Danny like that. Methinks a lot of wishful thinking here . Spence is fine.
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  11. Sabio del boxeo

    Sabio del boxeo New Member Full Member

    Jul 18, 2021
    This is my initial thoughts when I heard of his injury. That eye is gonna be a weakness for him, and if he decides to lace them up again his opponents will take advantage of this
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  12. Salty Dog

    Salty Dog Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    He looked excellent to me in his last bout against DG. A bit leaner, maybe. That said, one has to wonder if he's starting to come apart.
  13. Quina74

    Quina74 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 25, 2019
    This is all made possible by the fact 95-99% of so called "boxing" fans are thick as pig ****
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  14. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    I have some doubts, which I hope I am wrong about. I think his mental aspect could be his biggest hurdle for him to returning to form. But time is not on his side.
  15. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    I'd suggest a tune up fight before getting in with any major ranked boxer. He looked very good vs Danny G, so I don't get the "will be come back" stuff about the carcrash. The eye is new.
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