Saturday, 23 April 2016

Erroll Spence destroys Algeri in 5, makes a bold statement..


Erroll the truth Spence appears to be the new lightening rod in the welterweight division following a highly explosive demolition job on the usually durable Chris Algeri last weekend in Brooklyn.  Algeri is 21/2 with respectable losses to Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, but Spence superseded both Khan and Pacquiao's performances by stopping the 32 year old New Yorker in a highly charged 5 rounds..  Spence took the high profile opportunity to showcase himself for a major fight in 2016, the former Olympian is currently 20/0 with 17 knockouts and improving each time out..  Top of the Spence hit list is current IBF champion Kell Brook, who since beating Shawn Porter little over a year ago hasn't defended against top drawer opposition..  Erroll hasn't boxed for a single professional title yet, but he's headed in that direction..   Spence showed maturity v Algeri, picking his punches and closing down the distance before luring Algeri onto his heavier ammunition..   Although highly touted so early in his career, a few negative onlookers have recently made a rather premature comparison between Spence and Jeff Lacy, calling Spence a potential hype job..  Regardless, I don't see welterweights queuing up to face him in a hurry..