Since his pro-debut, Spence has raised a lot of eyebrows with impressive showings in the ring, even garnering accolades from former pound for pound King Floyd Mayweather Jr. A high touted prospect, a statement win would propel him to world title contention.
If there were any doubts about Spence, they were nearly all dispatched as he put on a clinic to beat down Algieri inside five rounds. Despite possessing good boxing acumen and the toughness to go with it, Algieri was overwhelmed by Spence’s abilities and power as the young fighter connected early with left hands and worked the body with punishing hooks. Algieri battled back, but lacking power, Spence calmly walked through everything thrown at him as he wore his opponent down.
In the fourth round, a straight left dropped Algieri for the first knockdown of the fight, leaving Algieri on unsteady legs but still managed to survive the round. Spence finished off the job in the fifth round after dropping the former champion two more times before the referee called off the bout.
What’s next for Spence? A possible world title shot against one of the more established names in the division as he called out UK’s Kell Brook following the his biggest victory to date.
Along with Joseph Diaz Jr, Oscar Valdez, and Felix Verdejo, Errol Spence Jr. is regarded as on the finest prospects and a figure that has the potential to take over the sport of boxing. No matter where he goes from here, the Errol Spence Jr. era will take us on a quite a ride.
It’s GGG Week.
On Saturday, Gennady Golovkin is back in action as he defends his titles against Dominic Wade, Wade is seen as stepping stone for Golovkin who wishes to stay active for an eventual showdown with Canelo Alvarez. As, done in the previous two GGG cards, reigning pound for pound boxer Roman Gonzalez will open up the HBO broadcast when he fights challenger McWilliams Arroyo of Puerto Rico in what is an excellent matchup in the flyweight division.