Discussion for the pound for pound best boxer in the sport, possibly became a little clearer recently, as ‘The Truth’ Errol Spence extended his unbeaten professional record. The 29 year old now has a record of 25-0-0, in which he has really yet to be fully tested. He has always had a very tall reputation and has long been in the picture as one of the future stars of World boxing.
This is down to the fact he won three consecutive United States National Championships as an amateur, as well as representing them at the 2012 Olympics. He reached the quarter finals at the Olympics, before moving to the professional ranks following this defeat. Spence was also a U.S National Golden Gloves Champion back in 2009, so big things were expected following his move to the professional ranks.
Up to 2016 he faced fairly low key opposition as he continued to improve, pushing his record to 19-0-0 as a professional. Spence then faced off against Algieri and Bundu, stopping both of them as he really pushed himself onto the World stage. This led to him being given a World title shot, as he travelled to England to face off against Champion, Kell Brook. In a hostile atmosphere he again showed his skills in stopping Brook in the 11thround to claim the IBF Welterweight title, which he has held ever since. At the time many were surprised that Brook took the fight, as Spence continues to remain one of the most avoided fighters in the sport. He also went into that bout as the favourite, which shows the reputation he has. This is why he is always a popular selection for punters who have been using offers such as here at sportsbooks-ny.com.
Two further comprehensive victories followed for Spence as he extended his professional record to 24-0-0. This then set up for a blockbuster clash between two of the biggest stars in the sport, as he faced off against Mikey Garcia. Garcia was of course stepping up two weight classes, but brought in a record of 39-0-0. Spence put in another remarkable display to win via unanimous decision, winning every round. This was another indication of his high level boxing IQ as he dominated the fight through his jab, whereas he was expected to win through his size and strength advantage.
Spence Jr. defeats Mikey Garcia!!!— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) March 17, 2019
You have to give credit to @mikeygarcia , he went the distance and made it like a champ!#ConquerEverything #WBC #Boxing @ErrolSpenceJr pic.twitter.com/WbChoUCQ48
This victory meant Spence entered the top five pound for pound rankings by the Ring Magazine, and became the World’s best active Welterweight. So what next? A blockbuster clash with legend and veteran, Manny Pacquiao now looks likely, following him entering the ring after the recent victory. A victory for Spence in this fight, would really set him up as a pay per view star.