Vergil Ortiz Jr.: I want to be able to say I beat Errol Spence Jr. in his prime

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Vergil Ortiz Jr. has called out Errol Spence Jr. before.

And by the sound of things, the rising welterweight prospect plans to keep his foot on the pedal until he eventually does get to challenge Spence, the reigning unified IBF/WBC welterweight champion, someday.

Sitting down for DAZN's "10 Rounds" segment recently, Ortiz once again brought up Spence, as he gave his window for being ready for "The Truth," while also explaining why it's so important to get a crack against him sooner than later.

"I think I'll be ready for Errol Spence in less than two years, honestly," Ortiz said. "I don't want to wait too long to where he's already on his way out. I want to be able to say I beat Errol in his prime. And hopefully we get it on in the Dallas Cowboys stadium."

Spence (26-0, 21 KOs) isn't a stranger to the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, having shut out Mikey Garcia there last March, before taking a hard-fought split decision over Shawn Porter in September. The coronavirus outbreak has given Spence more time to recover from the devastating single-car crash he suffered in October. Although Spence has said that he wants to fight WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, if Ortiz keeps performing the way he has, he might just get Spence in the ring well before his two-year window.

The 22-year-old Ortiz fought four times in 2019 and produced four knockouts, including his fifth-round drubbing of Brad Solomon in December.

To date, Ortiz stands 15-0 with all his victories having come by the way of KO.

In the past, Ortiz has also stated that a fight with Spence will happen at junior middleweight's 154 pounds, instead of welterweight's 147.

"Maybe it will happen when I have 24 or 25 fights," Ortiz told BoxingScene.com last summer. "That is a fight waiting to happen. It is definitely a super fight that will happen here in Dallas. A lot of respect to Errol Spence. I grew up with him at the same gym. I am pretty happy he showed up. It just means a lot to me. He used to be my teammate and he is a great fighter."

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