Joey Spencer
Joey Spencer

Joey Spencer

RECORD

11 - 0 - 0

KOs

8

Weight 155.8 lbs (70.45 kg)

Age 20

Home Union City, California,

Complete Stats

A nine-time amateur national champion from tiny Linden, Michigan has made a big splash to start off his pro career. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs Shawn West

Aug 22, 2020 / Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Exciting undefeated prospect Joey Spencer adds another victory to his belt, defeating Shawn West in a RD4 KO victory.

Latest News

Joey Spencer News
PBC Boxing Video
Aug 23, 2020 / Porter vs Formella, Shawn Porter, Sebastian Fundora, Joey Spencer, Justin DeLoach

Shawn Porter Pitches Shutout Against Sebastian Formella

The two-time world welterweight champion looks as good as ever in dominant performance Saturday night on FOX PBC Fight Night.

Jun 21, 2020 / Robert Guerrero, Caleb Plant, Shawn Porter, Joey Spencer

Father's Day: A Celebration of Life

Robert Guerrero, Caleb Plant, Shawn Porter, Joey Spencer, and each of their fathers, celebrate their bond in and outside of the ring.

Mar 5, 2020 / James vs Dulorme, Jamal James, Joey Spencer

Jamal James meets Thomas Dulorme for interim WBA Welterweight Title April 11 on FOX

Cuban sensation David Morrell Jr. steps up in the co-main event to face unbeaten Lennox Allen in an interim WBA Super Middleweight Title match and top Super Welterweight prospect Joey Spencer appears in the televised opener on the card at The Armory in Minneapolis.

Fights

Joey Spencer Fights

Win vs Shawn West 5-1-0

Aug 22, 2020 Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA

Joey Spencer WINS against Shawn West by KO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Erik Spring 13-3-2

Jan 18, 2020 Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Joey Spencer WINS against Erik Spring by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Travis Gambardella 5-0-2

Sep 28, 2019 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Joey Spencer WINS against Travis Gambardella by KO in Round 3 of 4

Win vs Akeem Black 5-2-0

Jun 23, 2019 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Joey Spencer WINS against Akeem Black by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Osias Vasquez 4-2-0

Apr 13, 2019 Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Joey Spencer WINS against Osias Vasquez by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Brandon Harder 2-1-0

Jan 13, 2019 Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA

Joey Spencer WINS against Brandon Harder by KO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Cory Macon 0-2-1

Sep 30, 2018 Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, USA

Joey Spencer WINS against Cory Macon by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Bruce Lutchmedial 2-4-0

Aug 04, 2018 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, USA

Joey Spencer WINS against Bruce Lutchmedial by KO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Tom Howard 8-7-0

Jun 10, 2018 Pioneer Event Center, Lancaster, California, USA

Joey Spencer WINS against Tom Howard by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Ousmane Sylla 1-2-1

Apr 13, 2018 Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Joey Spencer WINS against Ousmane Sylla by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Uriel Gonzalez 2-2-1

Feb 17, 2018 Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Joey Spencer WINS against Uriel Gonzalez by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Stats

Joey Spencer

  • WINS 11
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 8

Weight 155.8 lbs (70.45 kg)

Height 5'9" (1.75 m)

Reach 70" (178 cm)

  • Born

    March 24, 2000
  • Age

    20
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Linden, MI
  • Trains in

    Union City, CA
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    34
  • KO Percentage

    72.73%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Joey Spencer Bio

Following a storied amateur career, 20-year-old Joey Spencer is already making waves in the pros as a super welterweight. Spencer earned PBC's 2019 Prospect of the Year honors. Expect more accolades to come for this fistic prodigy.

A FAMILY AFFAIR

Any time Joey Spencer was near his brother Mickel, the siblings would invariably begin slapping-boxing one another. Their roughhousing often produced rearranged living room furniture, broken lamps and splattered glass.

“My little brother, Mickel Spencer, is adopted,” said Spencer, a Lindin, Michigan native. “He came to us when he was about two-years-old. He came from a really rough background, a rough area in Flint, Michigan. His family life before was pretty awful to say the least. We helped his siblings throughout their lives, so we were involved in the inner city a lot. When he started walking, probably at four, we started sparring. We’d go in the living room with the gloves on and move the couches—to pretend we were fighting in a big-fight. 

“The only reason I remember he’s adopted is because he’s black.

Spencer often watched his father and trainer, Jason’s, amateur fights, which he began attending at age five. He would also sit beside his patriarch to watch 12-round championship fights, and would often wear his oversized boxing gear, entered a boxing gym as a 6-year-old and began sparring at age 7.

“I saw the tail end of my father’s amateur career. I became a huge fan of the sport at a very young age. Boxing is all I thought about. It’s all I was ever around,” said Spencer, who was home-schooled starting as a high school sophomore. 

“At six, I was already fighting, so I was always boxing ‘Kel. He fell in love with it too, so by the time he was eight, he was already a killer. It came to the point by [age] eight, my father got me involved with these different tournaments around the country and it grew from there.”

An 8-year-old Spencer dominated his initial fight against a boy with a slightly better resume.

“It did start at [age] eight. I blew the kid out and I remember thinking that I could be good,” said the 5-foot-9 Spencer, who won his first of nine national titles as an 11-year-old and posted a 90-10 amateur record. 

“At that age, if you asked me then what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said that I wanted to be a professional boxer. I competed in and started winning national championships.   I dreamed about going to the 2016 Olympics, but because they changed the age to 18 then, I couldn’t go and decided to turn pro.”

IDOL INSPIRATION

The Spencer’s moved to Northern California in 2016, where they worked at the gym of 2011 Trainer Of The Year Virgil Hunter in Hayward, Calif. The younger Spencer also had access to two-division world champion Andre Ward.

“Andre Ward is a close friend of mine. When I moved out to California, before my first fight as a pro when I was 16, I was training in his gym,” said Spencer. “At the time, Andre Ward was holding a camp preparing for Sergey Kovalev, and I was there training.”

Spencer had suffered a shoulder injury, and his physical therapist, during that time, also worked with Ward, later connecting Spencer to Hunter. 

“Since then, I’ve been training out there—for about three years,” said Spencer, who also trained alongside other world champions such as Peter Quillin, Amir Khan, and Andre Berto.

“I’ve had a lot of fighters I’ve worked alongside who have been a positive influence,” said Spencer.  “They’re an inspiration to me. Andre Berto is definitely one. There have been a lot of other big names also, like Amir Khan was there at Ward’s gym, holding one of his camps while I was there.”

Spencer vs. Lutchmedia: August 4, 2018 (PBC on FOX)

A Knockout From The Start

A 17-year-old Spencer made his pro debut at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on February 17, 2018. In front of a nationally televised audience, he delivered a second-round TKO of Uriel Gonzalez.

Then in April 2018, Spencer needed only 55 seconds to defeat Ousmane Sylla. That was followed by a first-round knockout of Tom Howard (June), a two-knockdown second-round stoppage of Bruce Lutchmedial (August) and another first-round KO of Cory Macon (September).

“My fourth fight [Lutchmedial] was in New York, on the Andre Berto-Devon Alexander card. Both Andre Ward and Floyd Mayweather were ringside. That was a big deal for me,” said Spencer.

“It was incredible because they’re two of my favorite all-time fighters. Their presence just made me really excited to perform in front of them. That was the first time I met Floyd. It was amazing that they were 

Spencer vs. Gambardella: September 28, 2019 (PBC on FOX)

Full Speed Ahead

Spencer stepped up the competition in 2019, fighting five times in total and winning all of them. On January 13, 2019, he knocked out Brandon Harder in two rounds. That was followed by six-round unanimous decisions over Osias Vasquez (April) and Akeem Black (June) as well as a three-knockdown third-round knockout of Travis Gambardella (September) as Spencer rose to 10-0 with seven KOs.

“I like being right in the middle of the action, without necessarily giving-and-taking. I’m more James Toney than Floyd Mayweather with it; I’m really counterpunch-minded. I like to stay in the pocket,” said Spencer. 

“A style of fighting I’ve always admired is when you can get on the inside and it looks like an entertaining fight, but really you’re not getting hit. I love that, being right in the pocket and not getting hit.”

Spencer’s impressive year caught the attention of fight fans – they voted him the PBC 2019 Prospect of the Year.

Spencer vs. West: August 22, 2020 (PBC on FOX)

Still Climbing

On August 22, 2020, Spencer put on an explosive power punching display, dropping Shawn West twice on his way to a fourth-round TKO in middleweight action.

Still only 20-years-old, Spencer, now 11-0 (8 KOs), fought with a poise of boxer years older. The former amateur standout patiently sized West up in the first. In the second, he began letting his hands go, forcing West back with hooks to the body.

The fight’s first knockdown occurred in the third, when Spencer landed a one-two and followed up with two more rights that caused West to take a knee. 

West beat the count but wouldn’t last much longer. He was wobbled by a series of hooks in the fourth that drove him to the canvas. Referee Jerry Cantu waved it off at 1:28 of the fourth as West stumbled to his feet.

“I felt great about my performance tonight,” said Spencer. “I did everything we had been working on. After the knockdown, I took my time and threw a good flurry. We knew he was tough, so I just stayed calm and took the right shot when it came. I think the experience I’ve had so far in my career showed through in this fight.”