This week in boxing history, PBC spotlights two spirited lightweight battles, remembers a featherweight legend, celebrates a young welterweight star and flashes back to a heavyweight Hall of Famer’s last title defense.
Errol Spence Jr. has gotten into the habit of delivering dramatic and devastating knockouts. So the fact the 147-pound contender obliterated veteran title challenger Leonard Bundu on Sunday with a vicious sixth-round right hook wasn’t exactly shocking.
Errol Spence Jr. entered Sunday’s 147-pound fight with Leonard Bundu hoping to do what undefeated champion Keith Thurman could not: finish off Bundu before the final bell.
Errol Spence Jr. simply needs to defeat the aging Leonard Bundu on Sunday to earn a long-awaited world title shot. Speaking frankly, though, “The Truth” says merely winning isn’t enough.
Errol Spence Jr. may be boxing’s best fighter without a world title. It’s a label Spence would rather not wear, but one he seems certain to shed in the very near future.
They say that with age comes wisdom, and Leonard Bundu fits the axiom in this respect: The 41-year-old fighter is smart enough to realize he’s in an uphill climb against Errol Spence Jr., an undefeated 26-year-old juggernaut.
Errol Spence Jr. is undefeated in 20 professional fights and has become one of boxing’s top young stars, but the disappointment from the Olympics still lingers four years later.
At this time four years ago, Errol Spence Jr. was preparing for a trip to London to compete in the Olympics. A month from now, Spence will be competing in a world title eliminator at the close of this year's Olympics.