Joseph Elegele entered Sunday’s 150-pound fight with Phil Lo Greco possessing a decided power advantage, and promised to show as much when the two men got in the ring.
As 31-year-olds in a 147-pound weight class stacked with young talent, Phil Lo Greco and Joseph Elegele are trying to remain relevant while realizing that time is of the essence.
Unbeaten 154-pound prospect Erickson Lubin has flattened 10 of the 14 opponents he’s faced since turning pro shortly after his 18th birthday, so “The Hammer” knows a thing or two about concussive power. And he knows stablemate and fellow southpaw Joseph Elegele possesses it in spades.
By the end of 2012, Phil Lo Greco was 25-0 and seemingly on the verge of making the leap to title contender. Since then, the Toronto native has struggled to build a winning streak—something he intends to change next month.
It was just his ninth pro bout, and already he was being featured on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights,” with famed boxing trainer/commentator/fireman Teddy Atlas opening a hydrant of superlatives on the young fighter before him.