For many aficionados of the fight game, Errol Spence is boxing’s ‘next big thing’ and heir apparent to the pound-for-pound crown recently abdicated by Floyd Mayweather. Expectations rarely weigh heavier, but few dispute the potential of the gifted boxer-puncher, perhaps prophetically, dubbed ‘The Truth’. Boxing royalty are among Spence’s advocates with Mayweather and Sugar Ray Leonard each backing the talented 25-year-old to replicate their ascent to the summit of world boxing. These lofty predictions might be a hindrance for some but the cool Texan southpaw takes such plaudits in his stride. “It makes me feel good. It shows that my hard work has been paying off and all those long days staying disciplined in the gym have turned out well,” Spence recently told BM over the phone from his training camp at the R&R Boxing Gym in Dallas. “Floyd Mayweather and Sugar Ray Leonard have both been the best fighter in the sport so for them to show high regard for me means a lot - that these kind of boxers are backing me.