Cobbs had originally questioned Spence’s courage for not fighting Crawford in his career and declared he wasn’t the same guy or fighter he used to be. Cobbs even claimed that Spence had had an alcohol problem.

In a contrast of styles, Rocha paid tribute to Spence when asked if he is looking to fight the 32-year-old next.

“I had to do what I had to do to win,” Rocha told Fighthype. “Errol Spence? I’ve got to work my way up there. 

“He put in so much hard work. I’m working my way up—much respect to Errol Spence.”