Spence Jr vs Algieri

Errol Spence Jr Chris Algieri

Spence Jr Algieri

Barclays Center, New York

On air @ 1.30am

16

Apr

10 round Welterweight contest

Post-fight analysis

Commentator were left comparing Errol Spence Jr with the retired great Floyd Mayweather after a perfect display of boxing saw him become the first man to knock out Chris Algieri.

Spence Jr swarmed the hometown fighter with impressive pace, construction of combinations, slick footwork and raw power, all of which united to give him the biggest win on his 20-0 slate following a fifth round TKO.

Errol Spence Jr

The cocksure southpaw called out reigning IBF World Champion Kell Brook in his post-fight interviews, showing the 26-year-old known as "The Truth" fears none of his welterweight rivals.

Before that BoxNation viewers had witnessed five highly impressive rounds where Texas native Spence Jr outboxed Algieri with his jab, and backed the New Yorker into ropes on numerous occasions to tee off some searing body shots.

In the fourth round, Spence Jr fired home a short-arm left hook to drop Algieri onto his knees for the first knockdown of the night. Signs of desperation followed as Algieri rugby tackled his man in the corner, ruled no knockdown as the fourth round came to an ungainly end.

Spence Jr improved to 17 knockouts from his perfect 20-0 record in round five. He hammered home the second knockdown of the fight as a left hook sent Algieri flying across the ring, before yet another left hook thumped Algieri onto his backside leaving referee Benjy Esteves Jr to wave the fight away.

"I did something Manny Pacquiao couldn’t do, nor Amir Khan. That shows where I’m at in the welterweight division. Everyone wanted to see what I could do against a proven fighter and I blew him out of the water," said Spence Jr after the fight.

"I’m the No1 contender for Kell Brook. Kell Brook knows what time it is. We got to get in the ring and fight."

 

 

Pre-fight analysis

April 16’s tasty Welterweight clash between Errol Spence Jr and Chris Algieri, will be live on BoxNation from the Barclays Center in New York!

Spence v Algieri

Southpaw Spence is one of boxing’s hot talents and will be looking to move his unbeaten record to 20-0 in his latest step up against Algieri.

Spence boasts an impressive amateur pedigree claiming the 2011 National Championship before reaching the last 8 at the London Olympic Games.

Since turning over to the paid ranks, the 26 year old has done no wrong.

There’s been a gradual step up in his opposition since 2015 – Becoming the first man to stop Samuel Vargas, Phil Lo Greco and Chris van Heerden.

Spence is on the cusp of a shot at gold, having climbed the World rankings to #2 in the IBF, #6 with the WBC, #7 with the WBA and placed #13 with the WBO.

Chris Algieri will be hoping to derail Spence’s World Title aspirations and get back on the Title trail himself.

The former WBO Super-Lightweight World Champion sensationally got off the canvas twice in the first round to dethrone Ruslan Provodnikov back in June 2014 and emotionally claim his first World Title.

After jumping up a weight, he vacated his Title at the opportunity to become a two weight World Champion in a lucrative fight against Manny Pacquiao in Macau.

Algieri showed his toughness getting off the floor multiple times to hear the final bell against the pound for pound great.

In his next contest, the former kickboxer showed his willingness to mix with the elite and signed a deal to fight Amir Khan. Like Pac Man, Khan couldn’t get Algieri out of there and claimed a points decision victory. The American landed some shots of his own to Khan’s trouble.

More recently the New Yorker bounced back with victory over Erick Bone to set up this intriguing contest with Spence. Victory for the winner will propel them closer to a World Title shot.

Chief support on the undercard sees Krzysztof Glowacki make the first defence of his WBO World Cruiserweight Title against Steve Cunningham.

Errol Spence Jr v Chris Algieri live on BoxNation

Krzysztof  Glowacki Steve Cunningham

Glowacki Cunningham

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The WBO World Cruiserweight Championship

Acting as support to Spence v Algieri is this crossroads Cruiserweight World Title contest.

Glowacki sensationally stopped Marco Huck after being dropped himself, to win his first World Title last August and makes the first defence of his belt against the veteran Steve Cunningham.

The 39 year old will know deep down this is surely a last chance saloon to become a three time World Cruiserweight king.

After defeat to Vyacheslav Glazkov up at Heavyweight, the likeable American has stepped back down to Cruiser.

It’s Glowacki’s second fight on American turf after the Huck victory, the added exposure will only increase the Pole’s reputation.

Should the southpaw Champion retain his Title, there’s some big fights to be made, possibly against the winner of May’s unification contest between Denis Lebedev and Victor Ramirez.