Spotlight On Spence Saturday

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Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 4:40 am.

November 9, 2012 - Indio, CA; Errol Spence Jr and Jonathan Garcia trade punches during their bout on Showtime on November 9, 2012 at Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino in Indio, CA.

World ranked unbeaten Errol Spence Jr. (19-0, 16KOs) of Dallas, Texas headlines this Saturday. This will without a doubt be his biggest test to date vs former world champion Chris Algieri (21-2, 8KOs) of New York. The main event bout is scheduled for 12 rounds on the Premier Boxing Champions card on NBC. The site of the show will be the  Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Spence Jr. is a highly touted former 2012 United States Olympian. He has been superb during his rise through the professional ranks. The one thing missing thus far is a known name on the resume he has beaten. He is favored to defeat Algieri but it would still be his biggest win by far.

Spence Jr. cannot afford to look past Algieri who enters the fight as the proven fighter. Spence Jr. for all of his talent has not accomplished what Algieri has which is won a world title. The level of competition fought also heavily favors Algieri. He has fought and defeated former world champions. Algieri also will be fighting in his home state.

There are no real high profile fights on the boxing schedule this weekend. This is a very big opportunity for Spence Jr. to showcase his talent. A boring decision is not likely to do much for Spence Jr. He is expected to win but if he were to become the first to stop Algieri inside the distance it would indeed set him apart from other welterweight contenders. It will be up to Spence Jr. to deliver if the knockout opportunity presents itself.

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