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NBC Dallas - Boxer Errol Spence Jr.’s nickname is “The Truth,” that’s because he is the real deal. No flashy moves or showboat attitude, he is simply one of the best amateur fighters in the world, and this year he’ll leave training ring of a gym in Dallas for the Olympic rings of London and the 2012 Olympic Games.
At 152 pounds Errol Spence Jr. is America’s best welterweight boxer. For the last three years, the DeSoto native has been ranked No. 1 in the nation — and he has London on the brain.
“I think about it every time I wake up,” said Spence. “I want to bring a gold medal back to America.”
His coach says that is more than just a possibility.
“When they say he’s a favorite, he really is a favorite,” said Derrick James.
And if you ask him what drives him in the ring he’ll tell you the truth.
“I hate to lose,” said Spence.
His parents say he has always been that way.
“Five years old he was out there playing soccer and he just wanted to win, he had to have the ball,” said his mother Debra Spence.
“If we were playing a game, whatever game it is, if he thinks he’s gonna lose he would just knock the whole thing over and start all over again,” said his father, Errol Spence Sr.
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