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.
Phil Lo Greco was unbeaten through 25 fights and seemed like he was on his way to a possible title shot, but one loss nearly ended his boxing career.
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.
Veteran fighter. Replacement fighter. It could have been a robot fighter for all Errol Spence Jr. cared. Whoever was climbing in that ring short of a time-traveling Sugar Ray Robinson was getting put on the ground Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
There was Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr., Adrien “About Billions” Broner and, keeping the currency theme going, Shawn Porter’s Ben Franklin-adorned, $100 bill boxers.
You get the feeling that they could have told Errol Spence Jr. he was getting in the ring with a live Bengal tiger Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT) and his reaction wouldn’t have been any different.