U.S. Olympic boxer Errol Spence, Jr., who is currently ranked the number one American amateur boxer in the Welterweight division, isn’t one to have a system for success — he trusts his gut.

“I take the first minute of the round to size up my opponent and figure out what he does and just break him down,” Spence told Uinterview in our exclusive with him. “And whatever he does I just adjust to it.”

Spence, a man of few words, also isn’t keen on giving his game away, but he has come to tolerate the media attention that comes with being the best at what you do. “It means a lot to me to do this, but of course I’m a quiet guy,” he told us, smiling. “So it’s kind of hard, but you just got to adapt and open up, because this is part of the game, too.”

One of the topics that Spence is willing to open up about? His friends in the game, namely Rau’shee Warren, who also sat down exclusively with Uinterview, and Joseph Diaz. “They bring a lot to USA boxing,” Spence assured. “And they’re very good guys. They’re fun to be around, funny. They’re never too serious anytime we’ve got a competition coming up. And they’re good friends of mine. As soon as we met, we clicked just like that.”

 

For more on the 2012 London Olympics:

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Olympian Tim Morehouse On Taching Fencing To Younger Generations

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Olympic Boxer Rau’shee Warren Gets ‘In A Zone’ In The Ring

U.S. Women’s Gymnastic Team With McKayla Maroney & Jordyn Wieber Wins Gold

U.S. Olympic Swimmer Matt Grevers Wins Gold, Sets Record

U.S. Olympic Swimmer And Aurora, Colorado Native Missy Franklin On Winning Gold: ‘Pinch Me’

U.S. Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Olympic Diver Kristian Ipsen Is ‘Not Wearing Much’

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Olympian Phil Dalhausser’s ‘Late Start’ At Beach Volleyball

EXCLUSIVE: Olympian Jessica Hardy Swims 2.5 Hours Every Morning

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Olympic Gymnast Jonathan Horton On The London Games

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Olympic Gymnast Jordyn Wieber On Training For London Games

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Olympic Sprinter Wallace Spearmon On Losing His Medal In Beijing — And Winning Gold In London

Lolo Jones Reveals She’s A Virgin

Daniel Craig To Open Olympics At Buckingham Palace

Warrior Star Kurt Angle Is Training For Return To Olympics

Evan Lysacek Wins Olympic Gold

Michael Phelps Makes A Splash In Vegas

VIDEO: Olympic Swimmer Matt Grevers’ Proposes To Annie Chandler

China’s Yu Yang Talks Badminton Scandal, Team USA’s Tony Gunawan Loses To Japan

Ariel Hsing Is The Talk Of London 2012 Table Tennis

Does U.S. Gymnast Danell Leyva Have The Body For Gymnastics?

U.S. Gymnast Danell Leyva Slips From Pommel Horse, Team Finishes Fifth

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