Phil Lo Greco sucked in a deep, futile breath, looking like he didn’t know what just hit him, even though the brute behind said blow was standing right in front of him, poised to deliver plenty more.
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.
Errol Spence Jr. was preparing for one veteran. Now he’s going to face another come Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT).