News from the ring: Spence dominates in boxing debut
After winning the 2016 Olympic gold medal, American boxer Errol Spence Jr. has been putting his skills to work in the pro ring, and he’s undefeated so far. His latest fight was on July 23, 2016, when he beat Alejandro Barrera in Macao, China, by knocking him out after only 1 minute and 19 seconds of fighting time. Before that bout, the 23-year-old had already defeated some of the best in his weight division, including Leonard Bundu and Chris Algieri.
How did Spence do it?
In his bout against Phil Lo Greco, Spence was able to demonstrate what is seen as his best skill. He had a good jab and set up with it early on, said Steve Askin, owner of Cruiserweight Boxing Promotions in Brooklyn, New York. He also threw the hook beautifully. All six of Spence's total punches landed were jabs, proving once again that this master boxer knows how to deal an accurate punch and wear down his opponent. Once again showing composure both inside and outside of the ring, he barely raised his voice for any displeasure but displayed admirable sportsmanship by shaking hands with Lo Greco post-fight and following that up with a classy apology.
What does this mean for his future fights?
Welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. used a wicked right hand to dominate Carlos Ocampo on Saturday night, knocking down his opponent seven times in a single round. The fight ended before it had barely begun, as referee Tony Weeks stepped in after Ocampo's seventh trip to the canvas at 1:28 of round one.
This fight was also full of underdogs...
Of course, our eyes were also set on young American welterweight Errol Spence Jr., who was defending his IBF junior welterweight title for the first time. Defending your belt is never easy and he didn't disappoint with a dominating performance over fellow American Chris Algieri (24-2). Although many expected an easy win for the champ, it seemed that he made sure to keep a careful eye on his opponent and was able to use his jab to break Algieri's defenses. The underdog only managed two jabs in six rounds. He did manage some success early with strong body shots but then his opponent-adjusted and managed to find more consistent success on the inside with short hooks.
...But they all lost!
Some of the best ข่าวมวย fighters have lost their matches, but they all had different backstories. Anthony Joshua lost against Wladimir Klitschko after six rounds when his body gave out due to punching fatigue. The world champion sustained a cut on his right eye and nose early in the bout and seemed to lose some power as a result. Marciano's exhaustion led him to get caught with what would turn out to be a signature punch by Patterson. Holyfield lost to Michael Moorer and Tyson Fury because he was stunned by uppercuts that broke his jaw so severely that he wasn't able to chew food for over two years.
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As we move into a new era of championship belts, and past fighters become stronger legends than ever before, we take a look at our first fighter on top of that mountain. A young and hungry American who has been dominating all he comes across so far; Errol The Truth Spence Jr. Recently he had his first professional match on FOX TV against veteran Mike Peralta (25-3-1), where he dominated him within a round to take home a convincing victory. Just this Sunday (February 18th) Mr. Spence will fight Maurice Carter (6-5) at Cowboy Harley Davidson of Texarkana for their 2nd consecutive night of title fights.
Spence, the current unified welterweight champion, looked confident and composed with his punches thrown. Unlike Pacquiao, Spence was not rushed at all. He was composed and calm and controlled his combinations. Granted it was against a ranked fighter for only six rounds (as opposed to 12 or 15), but it does set him up nicely for a rematch if that's what he wants next year. But after tonight's fight, there's no question that we're looking at someone who is clearly one of the best in their weight class today. With a career record of 22-0, 16 knockouts, and coming off four consecutive wins over undefeated fighters, including recent wins over WBC Super Welterweight Champion Leonard Bundu and WBA Super Welterweight Champion Kell Brook. The two were scheduled to fight on November 5th until the match was canceled due to Brook suffering an eye injury in training camp.