Errol Spence in action
Errol Spence Jr

Errol Spence Jr

“The Truth”

RECORD

22 - 0 - 0

KOs

19

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Age 27

Home Desoto, Texas,

Complete Stats

Undefeated Texas-bred southpaw Errol Spence Jr. has become one of boxing's top stars in powering his way to a 147-pound world championship. Read Bio

Chasing dreams, not people.

Last Fight

win vs Kell Brook

May 27, 2017 / Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England

Spence earned his first world title with an 11th-round KO in the British champion's hometown.

Latest News

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Mario Barrios
Jul 6, 2017 / Mario Barrios, David Benavidez, Gervonta Davis, Justin DeLoach, Errol Spence Jr.

The PBC Hot List

Here’s a list of some of PBC's top rising stars. Boxers on this list have been on a hot streak, like a slugger in baseball on a hitting streak or a running back in football who keeps posting 100-yard rushing games. Other than alphabetical, they’re not ranked in any particular order. We’ll leave that to you—the reader.

Gervonta Davis and Liam Walsh
Jun 22, 2017 / Gervonta Davis, Errol Spence Jr., Robert Easter Jr, Jarrett Hurd, David Benavidez, Erickson Lubin

Young guns such as Davis, Spence packing old-school toughness in rise to top

There is a youth movement in boxing, spearheaded by a group of champions and contenders who are showing old-school grit and a willingness to go anywhere and fight anyone to get to the top.

Adonis Stevenson and Andrzej Fonfara
Jun 13, 2017 / Adonis Stevenson, Gervonta Davis, Gary Russell Jr, Errol Spence Jr.

Stevenson anchors strong showings by southpaws in recent world title bouts

With young guns Gervonta Davis, Gary Russell Jr. and Errol Spence Jr. now sitting atop their respective divisions, Adonis Stevenson has some company when it comes to left-handed world titleholders.

Fights

Fights

WIN vs Kell Brook

May 27, 2017 Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England

Kell Brook LOSES to Errol Spence Jr. by KO in Round 11 of 12

Aug 21, 2016 Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, New York

Errol Spence Jr. WINS against Leonard Bundu by KO in Round 6 of 12

Win vs Chris Algieri

Apr 16, 2016 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Chris Algieri by TKO in Round 5 of 12

Win vs Alejandro Barrera

Nov 28, 2015 The Bomb Factory, Dallas

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Alejandro Barrera by TKO in Round 5 of 12

Win vs Chris van Heerden

Sep 11, 2015 Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Chris van Heerden by TKO in Round 8 of 10

Jun 20, 2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Phil Lo Greco by TKO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Samuel Vargas 20-1-1

Apr 11, 2015 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Samuel Vargas by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Javier Castro 27-7-0

Dec 13, 2014 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Javier Castro by TKO in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Noe Bolanos 24-10-1

Sep 11, 2014 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Noe Bolanos by RTD in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Ronald Cruz 20-3-0

Jun 27, 2014 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Ronald Cruz by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Raymond Charles 12-2-2

Apr 18, 2014 Illusions Theater, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Raymond Charles by TKO in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Peter Oluoch 12-6-2

Feb 10, 2014 Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Peter Oluoch by KO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Gerardo Cuevas 17-10-0

Dec 13, 2013 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Gerardo Cuevas by RTD in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Emmanuel Lartei Lartey 15-0-1

Oct 14, 2013 BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Emmanuel Lartei Lartey by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Jesus Tavera 5-3-0

Sep 12, 2013 MGM Grand, MGM Conference Center, Premier Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Jesus Tavera by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Eddie Cordova 4-4-1

Jul 20, 2013 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Eddie Cordova by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Guillermo Ibarra 11-3-0

Jun 01, 2013 BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Guillermo Ibarra by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Brandon Hoskins 16-4-1

May 03, 2013 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Brandon Hoskins by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Luis Torres 4-2-3

Mar 02, 2013 Our Lady of the Lake University Gym, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Luis Torres by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Nathan Butcher 0-1-0

Jan 26, 2013 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Nathan Butcher by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Richard Andrews 5-2-3

Dec 15, 2012 Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Richard Andrews by TKO in Round 3 of 4

Win vs Jonathan Garcia 3-3-0

Nov 09, 2012 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Jonathan Garcia by KO in Round 3 of 4

Stats

Errol Spence Jr “The Truth”

  • WINS 22
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 19

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Height 5'" (1.77 m)

Reach 72" (183 cm)

  • Born

    January 13, 1990
  • Age

    27
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Long Island, NY
  • Trains in

    Desoto, TX
  • Stance

    Southpaw
  • Rounds Boxed

    88
  • KO Percentage

    86%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Bio

Errol Spence Jr. has announced himself as one of boxing's top stars, making quick work of most of his opponents in his rise to becoming a 147-pound world champion. A U.S. Olympian in 2012, the unbeaten southpaw began boxing at age 15 under his father’s guidance.

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Spence may not have a ton of ring experience yet, but you can’t entirely blame him—that’s just what happens when you stop most of your opponents in the early rounds.

That’s been a good problem for Spence so far in his professional career, as the Desoto, Texas, resident has only had to go the distance three times in maintaining a perfect record.

The southpaw packs a lot of power, and has shown a real knack for inflicting early damage and then pouncing, putting his opponents away before some fans have even taken their seats.

Errol Spence Jr.
Errol Spence Jr. fights Andrey Zamkovoy of Russia at the 2012 London Olympics on August 7, 2012.

Early flashes of stardom

Spence has been using that blueprint since his amateur days.

He won the International Amateur Boxing Association world championship in 2008, and then captured the U.S. National Amateur championship three straight years (2009-11).

He won the 147-pound title at the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials before losing in the quarterfinals at the London Games.

Errol Spence Jr.
Errol Spence Jr. punches Richard Andrews on his way to a third-round TKO in Los Angeles on December 15, 2012.

Developing as a professional

Spence showed his knockout ability in his professional debut in November 2012, finishing off Jonathan Garcia in the third round.

He then KO’d six of his next seven opponents, five of them in the first round.

That’s not to say that Spence can’t last, however. Ronald Cruz went the distance with Spence in Las Vegas in June 2014, but the former Olympian didn’t lose a round and won the 10-round bout by unanimous decision.

“These are the kind of fights I need more of,” Spence told the Las Vegas Review-Journal afterward. “If I’m going to get better, I need to have tough fights like this.”

Errol Spence Jr. and Javier Castro
Errol Spence Jr. hits Javier Castro during their fight in Las Vegas on December 13, 2014.

Taking the next step

Spence followed up his win over Cruz by stopping Noe Bolanos in the second round of their fight in Las Vegas in September 2014.

He then finished off Javier Castro in the fifth round in Las Vegas three months later.

After going 5-0 in 2014, Spence is now looking to step up his competition after establishing himself as one of boxing top young prospects.

If his track record is any indication, it won’t take him very long to climb to the top of the 147-pound division.

Errol Spence Jr. and Samuel Vargas
Errol Spence Jr. delivers a blow during his win over Samuel Vargas in Brooklyn, New York, on April 11, 2015.

Continuing to rise through the ranks

Spence opened 2015 in dominating fashion, scoring a fourth-round TKO of Samuel Vargas in Brooklyn, New York, on April 11 in a Premier Boxing Champions bout shown live on NBC Sports Network.

Spence controlled the fight from the opening bell, and scored a knockdown in the second round.

After another one-sided stanza in the third, Spence finished the job in the fourth with a combination that prompted referee Tony Chiarantano to stop the bout. It was the first stoppage in 23 professional fights for Vargas (20-2-1).

The punch statistics revealed the complete domination by Spence, who landed 135 of 275 total punches (49 percent) compared to 15 of 93 (16 percent) for Vargas.

Errol Spence Jr. and Phil Lo Greco
Errol Spence Jr. sets up to throw a left hand during his victory over Phil Lo Greco in Las Vegas on June 20, 2015. (Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions)

Making quick work of Lo Greco

Spence continued his advancement within the 147-pound division when he faced Phil Lo Greco at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on June 20, 2015, in a Premier Boxing Champions bout that aired in prime time on NBC.

Lo Greco, who replaced Roberto Garcia as Spence's opponent just two days before the fight, went right at the talented Texan in the first round, and his aggressiveness earned him the frame on all three judges' scorecards.

Spence stepped up his attack in Round 2, and the skillful southpaw used his speed to land a series of powerful left hands against Lo Greco.

Spence didn't waste much time finishing the job. He dropped Lo Greco with a short right hand to the temple early in Round 3, then forced Lo Greco against the ropes with a left hand shortly after that.

When Spence rocked Lo Greco with a left hook later in the round, referee Robert Byrd stepped in to stop the fight with 1:10 left, giving Spence the victory by TKO.