Errol Spence Jr

“The Truth”

RECORD

26 - 0 - 0

KOs

21

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Age 30

Home Desoto, Texas,

Complete Stats

Undefeated Texas-bred southpaw and 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. has become one of boxing's top stars in powering his way to holding two Welterweight World Titles. Read Bio

Next Fight / Dec 05, 2020


Errol Spence Jr. vs Danny Garcia


AT&T Stadium, Dallas, Texas

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Errol Spence Jr. News
PBC Boxing Video
Dec 4, 2020 / Spence vs Garcia, Errol Spence Jr., Danny Garcia

Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia: Truth or Consequence?

It's a story of destiny and redemption as undefeated, Unified World Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr. defends his WBA and IBF straps versus two-division champion Danny Garcia Saturday night on FOX Sports PPV.

Errol Spence Jr.PBC Boxing Video
Dec 3, 2020 / Spence vs Garcia, Errol Spence Jr.

Errol Spence Jr. Still Believes in Pushing the Limits in the Ring

The undefeated Unified World Welterweight Champ says he's more mindful outside of the ring, yet still pushing himself in it as he prepares to face the dangerous Danny Garcia Saturday night on FOX Sports PPV.

Errol Spence Jr. PBC Boxing Video
Nov 20, 2020 / Spence vs Garcia, Errol Spence Jr.

Errol Spence Jr. Virtual Media Workout Quotes & Video

The undefeated, Unified WBA/IBF World Welterweight Champion looks razor sharp ahead of his showdown versus two-division champion Danny Garcia Saturday, December 5 on FOX Sports PPV.

Fights

Errol Spence Jr. Fights

Win vs Shawn Porter 31-3-1

Sep 28, 2019 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

Errol Spence Jr. WINS against Shawn Porter by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Mikey Garcia 40-1-0

Mar 16, 2019 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Errol Spence Jr. WINS against Mikey Garcia by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Oscar Ocampo 22-0-0

Jun 16, 2018 The Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas

Errol Spence Jr. WINS against Oscar Ocampo by KO in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Carlos Ocampo 22-0-0

Jun 16, 2018 The Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Carlos Ocampo by KO in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Lamont Peterson 35-5-1

Jan 20, 2018 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Errol Spence Jr. WINS against Lamont Peterson by TKO in Round 7 of 12

Win vs Lamont Peterson 35-5-1

Jan 20, 2018 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Lamont Peterson by RTD in Round 7 of 12

WIN vs Kell Brook 39-3-0

May 27, 2017 Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England

Kell Brook LOSES to Errol Spence Jr. by KO in Round 11 of 12

WIN vs Kell Brook 39-3-0

May 27, 2017 Bramall Lane Football Ground, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Kell Brook LOSES to Errol Spence Jr by KO in Round 11 of 12

Win vs Leonard Bundu 33-2-2

Aug 21, 2016 Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, New York

Errol Spence Jr. WINS against Leonard Bundu by KO in Round 6 of 12

Win vs Leonard Bundu 33-2-2

Aug 21, 2016 Ford Amphitheater, Coney Island, New York, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Leonard Bundu by KO in Round 6 of 12

Win vs Chris Algieri 24-3-0

Apr 16, 2016 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Chris Algieri by TKO in Round 5 of 12

Win vs Alejandro Barrera 27-6-0

Nov 28, 2015 The Bomb Factory, Dallas

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Alejandro Barrera by TKO in Round 5 of 12

Win vs Chris van Heerden 23-1-1

Sep 11, 2015 Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Chris van Heerden by TKO in Round 8 of 10

Win vs Phil Lo Greco 28-4-0

Jun 20, 2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Phil Lo Greco by TKO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Samuel Vargas 31-6-2

Apr 11, 2015 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Samuel Vargas by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Javier Castro 27-7-0

Dec 13, 2014 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Javier Castro by TKO in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Noe Bolanos 24-10-1

Sep 11, 2014 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Noe Bolanos by RTD in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Ronald Cruz 20-3-0

Jun 27, 2014 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Ronald Cruz by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Raymond Charles 12-2-2

Apr 18, 2014 Illusions Theater, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Raymond Charles by TKO in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Peter Oluoch 12-6-2

Feb 10, 2014 Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Peter Oluoch by KO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Gerardo Cuevas 17-10-0

Dec 13, 2013 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Gerardo Cuevas by RTD in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Emmanuel Lartey 15-0-1

Oct 14, 2013 BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Emmanuel Lartey by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Emmanuel Lartei Lartey 15-0-1

Oct 14, 2013 BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Emmanuel Lartei Lartey by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Jesus Tavera 5-3-0

Sep 12, 2013 MGM Grand, MGM Conference Center, Premier Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Jesus Tavera by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Eddie Cordova 4-4-1

Jul 20, 2013 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Eddie Cordova by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Guillermo Ibarra 11-3-0

Jun 01, 2013 BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Guillermo Ibarra by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Brandon Hoskins 16-4-1

May 03, 2013 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Brandon Hoskins by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Luis Torres 4-2-3

Mar 02, 2013 Our Lady of the Lake University Gym, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Luis Torres by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Nathan Butcher 0-1-0

Jan 26, 2013 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Nathan Butcher by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Richard Andrews 5-2-3

Dec 15, 2012 Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Richard Andrews by TKO in Round 3 of 4

Win vs Jonathan Garcia 3-3-0

Nov 09, 2012 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Errol Spence Jr WINS against Jonathan Garcia by KO in Round 3 of 4

Stats

Errol Spence Jr “The Truth”

  • WINS 26
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 21

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Height 5'" (1.77 m)

Reach 72" (183 cm)

  • Born

    January 13, 1990
  • Age

    30
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Long Island, NY
  • Trains in

    Desoto, TX
  • Stance

    Southpaw
  • Rounds Boxed

    120
  • KO Percentage

    80.77%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Errol Spence Jr Bio

Errol Spence Jr. has announced himself as one of boxing's top stars, making quick work of most of his opponents in his rise to becoming a 147-pound world champion. A U.S. Olympian in 2012, the unbeaten southpaw began boxing at age 15 under his father’s guidance.

Young champ didn't know he was gonna take over the world one day #TBT

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Spence may not have a ton of ring experience yet, but you can’t entirely blame him—that’s just what happens when you stop most of your opponents in the early rounds.

That’s been a good problem for Spence so far in his professional career, as the Desoto, Texas, resident has only had to go the distance three times in maintaining a perfect record.

The southpaw packs a lot of power, and has shown a real knack for inflicting early damage and then pouncing, putting his opponents away before some fans have even taken their seats.

Errol Spence Jr.
Errol Spence Jr. fights Andrey Zamkovoy of Russia at the 2012 London Olympics on August 7, 2012.

Early flashes of stardom

Spence has been using that blueprint since his amateur days.

He won the International Amateur Boxing Association world championship in 2008, and then captured the U.S. National Amateur championship three straight years (2009-11).

He won the 147-pound title at the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials before losing in the quarterfinals at the London Games.

Errol Spence Jr.
Errol Spence Jr. punches Richard Andrews on his way to a third-round TKO in Los Angeles on December 15, 2012.

Developing as a professional

Spence showed his knockout ability in his professional debut in November 2012, finishing off Jonathan Garcia in the third round.

He then KO’d six of his next seven opponents, five of them in the first round.

That’s not to say that Spence can’t last, however. Ronald Cruz went the distance with Spence in Las Vegas in June 2014, but the former Olympian didn’t lose a round and won the 10-round bout by unanimous decision.

“These are the kind of fights I need more of,” Spence told the Las Vegas Review-Journal afterward. “If I’m going to get better, I need to have tough fights like this.”

Errol Spence Jr. and Javier Castro
Errol Spence Jr. hits Javier Castro during their fight in Las Vegas on December 13, 2014.

Taking the next step

Spence followed up his win over Cruz by stopping Noe Bolanos in the second round of their fight in Las Vegas in September 2014, beginning his run of 11-straight knockouts that encompass dethroning England’s Kell Brook for the IBF’s 147-pound title in May 2017. A fifth-round TKO of Javier Castro that December completed Spence’s 5-0 mark in 2014.
 

Spence vs Bundu Highlights: August 21, 2016.

Continuing to rise through the ranks

Spence had a busy 2015, going 4-0 by stopping Samuel Vargas, Phil LoGreco, Chris van Heerden and Alejandro Berrera all for the first time in their careers. Their combined records were 97-5-1, with LoGreco having lost a 10-rounder to former champion Shawn Porter in 2013.

That dominance continued in 2016, when Spence scored three knockdowns during a fifth-round TKO of former 140-pound champion Chris Algieri in April and a pair of final-round knockdowns during a sixth-round KO of Leonard Bundu in August—which drew big TV ratings.

The telecast, which immediately followed the U.S. men’s basketball team’s gold medal-winning victory over Serbia on the final day of the Rio Olympics, averaged 4.8 million viewers, with a peak of more than 6.3 million. That makes it the biggest television audience for boxing in 18 years.

Algieri had suffered 12-round unanimous decision losses to former champions Manny Pacquiao (2014) and Amir Khan (2015), and Bundu the same against undefeated current titleholder Keith Thurman (2014), rising from a first-round knockdown.

Brook vs Spence Highlights: May 27, 2017. (Showtime Sports)

Championship glory

Spence traveled to Sheffield, England, in May 2017, where he dethroned Brook before 27,000 Brits. Spence scored 10th-and final-round knockdowns of Brook, who suffered a broken orbital bone in his severely swollen left eye.

In Brook, Spence defeated a man who dethroned Porter and became the first American to earn a title from an English champion on foreign soil since 2008 when Tim Bradley upset Junior Witter in Nottingham for a 140-pound title. 

Spence vs Ocampo Highlights: June 16, 2018. (Showtime Sports)

Defending with dominance

Spence’s has made two defenses—a one knockdown, seventh-round stoppage of two-division champion Lamont Peterson in January, and a first-round KO of previously unbeaten Carlos Ocampo in June at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, the Dallas Cowboys’ training center near his hometown of DeSoto.

Peterson had rebounded from a 143-pound majority decision loss to two-division champion Danny Garcia in 2015 with a majority decision win over Felix Diaz in October 2015 and a unanimous decision victory over David Avaneysyan in February 2017.

“It’s a factor when guys go the distance with other fighters and I knock them out. I always want to outperform my foes,” said Spence, adding that he wants “to rule with an iron fist” and “be pound-for-pound No. 1.”

“There’s a lot of people salivating for me to be No. 1, and I should be by next year. A unification fight with the winner between Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter is probably going to happen during the first quarter of next year. Hopefully I’ll be mentioned as an all-time great like Sugar Ray Leonard and Floyd Mayweather, and Tommy Hearns and Oscar De La Hoya.”

Spence vs. Garcia: March 16, 2019 (PBC on FOX Sports PPV)

THE BIG TIME IN BIG D

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, Spence looked to add to his already-impressive credentials by facing unbeaten four-division world champion Mikey Garcia in the main event of the first-ever FOX Pay-Per-View fight, which took place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas—the home of the Dallas, Cowboys, a team that Spence idolized growing up.

"This is a dream come true. This is something that still hasn't really hit me yet. I try not to get caught up in the moment, but this is my favorite team that I've watched since I was sitting on my dad's lap," Spence said. "Any athlete would love to have their home team supporting them. It just so happens I have the most popular team in the world right here in Dallas. I'm very humbled and it feels great to represent Dallas."

Spence represented in a major way. The outcome of this one was never in doubt. Spence dominated the fight, shutting Garcia out to earn a unanimous decision in front of nearly 50,000 fans. Against a fellow top pound-for-pound fighter, Spence showed his potential to be at the very top of the sport.  

While Garcia showed his mettle in making it the distance, Spence was simply too effective, with one judge even scoring round 11 10-8 for Spence. Spence threw a career-high 1082 punches and out landed Garcia by a staggering 345 to 75 margin.

After 12-rounds of action, all three judges saw the fight for Spence, by scores of 120-108 twice and 120-107.

"The motivation fighting in front of my hometown crowd made me feel great," said Spence. "These people have supported me since day one and I wanted to put on a good performance for all of them."

Spence vs. Porter: September 28, 2019 (PBC on FOX Sports PPV)

Spence vs. Porter: A Battle for the Ages

Spence was on a mission to prove he was the king of the stacked welterweight division. To that end, on September 28, 2019, he took on WBC World Welterweight Champion "Showtime" Shawn Porter in an highly-anticipated unification match at Staples Center in Los Angeles, live on FOX Sports pay-per-view. 

The fight proved greater than the hype. The two champions engaged in a spellbinding war from the opening bell; the see-saw action never stopped. And when it was all over, the 16,702 in attendance at Staples Center in Los Angeles were as exhilarated as the combatants.

Though there were no losers in this headlining event on PBC on FOX Sports PPV, there could only be one winner. Spence Jr. remained undefeated, adding the WBC World Welterweight title to his IBF strap by 12-round split decision.  

Further, Spence showed that underneath his calm Southern demeanor, behind the traditional high guard and sublime southpaw skills, the Desoto, Texas native is all heart.

Porter never folded, even in the eleventh, when Spence’s picture-perfect counter left hand caused his eyes to roll in the back of his head and his gloves to touch the canvas. And in the end, the Akron, Ohio native earned the respect of an arena that was largely pro-Spence at the fight’s outset.

After a feel-out opener, both fighters went to work: Porter stepping inside Spence’s jab to unload combinations, Spence countering to the body. Back and forth it went, with the busier Porter winning the early frames with his awkward, mauling style and the elite athleticism that allowed him to instantly switch angles.

Spence found his rhythm in the fifth, using his jab to keep Porter at bay and countering whenever his shorter foe got past it. Spence continued to outbox him in the sixth but the action picked up again in the seventh as Porter found his second wind. Much of the frame was spent in close quarters, each fighter pounding away at the other’s ribcage.

The action kept getting better. In the eighth, a jab followed by a straight left to the solar plexus hurt Porter, who was forced to get on his bicycle…and then walked Spence into his own left, a hook upstairs, that momentarily buzzed him. Both stood their ground for the rest of the stanza, trading bombs like two nations without inhabitants.

Everyone stood and cheered as the round came to the close—and they were back on their feet during the ninth. The bout appeared up for grabs headed into the tenth. At the start of that round, Spence shimmied to the music playing on the loudspeaker. The crowd roared their approval, then cheered some more as the fighters exchanged body punches.

Then in the eleventh, Spence broke through. Using his jab to lure his opponent in, a beautiful counter left cross wobbled Porter and caused his gloves to touch the canvas. Porter gamely rose to his feet and then motioned for Spence to bring it on. He obliged, unloading his best even as Porter fought back with power punches.

Spence sought to close the show in the twelfth but it wasn’t meant to be. Porter never stopped returning fire. It was enough to earn him a 115-112 score on the card of Larry Hazzard Jr. Ray Danseco had it 116-111 and Steve Weisfeld 116-111, both for Spence, the new unified world welterweight champion.

After twelve hellacious rounds, the two combatants embraced.

“Shawn Porter is a rough and awkward fighter,” Spence admitted. “I didn’t get off what I wanted to. He’s a true champion. He made it tough.

“It feels good to win. This is a lifetime dream. It shows hard work pays off. Thanks Shawn Porter, my whole team and all my Texas people for coming out.”

Along with those Texas people, former two-division world champion Danny Garcia also came out—and confronted Spence in the ring, calling for a bout in 2020.

“My how the tables have turned,” Spence responded. “I’ve told my team, you line them up, I’ll knock them down.”

Whether that occurs or not, remains to be seen. But for now, one man stands atop the welterweight division, proving that he is indeed, “The Truth.”