Rising star Errol Spence Jr believes the experience he gained during the London 2012 Olympic Games has allowed for him to prosper in the professional ranks.
After narrowly missing out on a medal, losing to Russian Andrey Zamkovoy in the quarter finals, the American Welterweight turned pro shortly after making his debut in November 2012.
“Everything happens for a reason, everything is going great. Everything that happened in the Olympics led me here today. Just fighting in the Olympics, getting that experience to fight on the big stage,” explained Spence.
Speaking with Premier Boxing Champions, Spence, who fights Leonard Bundu this Sunday night at 10pm, believes fighting on the biggest of stages has helped protect his unbeaten start to life as a pro.
“People ask if I get nervous to fight on T.V but I fought in front of the whole World, it had me ready for where I am today.”
Now sitting 20-0, Spence had some words of advice for the upcoming crop currently at the Rio games.
“I would tell them to stay focused, work on what got you here. Listen to your coaches and stay dedicated. You got this far so why change now? We’ve got some medal hopes like Shakur Stevenson, I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be big for the USA especially in boxing!”
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