Heading into his 147-pound showdown against Errol Spence Jr., Chris Algieri claimed that his undefeated opponent had been coddled and would “feel my power early.” Algieri’s trainer John David Jackson took it a step further, stating that Spence had been “spoon-fed his opponents” leading up to Saturday’s clash.
Errol Spence Jr. acknowledges Chris Algieri's skills, but insists he'll deliver another dominating effort
Errol Spence Jr. has been hearing for weeks that Saturday’s fight against Chris Algieri will be his toughest challenge to date. The 147-pound contender agrees—but only to a point.
Highly touted knockout artist Errol Spence Jr. ready to make his move in a loaded 147-pound division
Over the past year, many of the biggest names in boxing have sung the praises of Errol Spence Jr., even going so far as predicting he’ll be the eventual heir apparent to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in what is a stacked 147-pound division.
Despite fighting in Chris Algieri’s backyard, Errol Spence Jr. will have a lot of support in Brooklyn bout
When Errol Spence Jr. returns to the ring April 16, the 147-pound contender will have plenty of familiar faces in his corner at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Back in November 2014, Chris Algieri suffered through a nightmare of an evening against Manny Pacquiao, getting dropped six times in an ugly 12-round loss. Next month, rising star Errol Spence Jr. will be looking to deliver a similar beatdown to Algieri.
One of the most talented and feared young contenders in boxing gets his chance to shine on the big stage—and all he has to do is fight a former champion on his home turf.
It’s one of the basic tenets of boxing: A guy doesn't get knocked down a half-dozen times by an aging legend, then come back in his next bout and give a top contender all he can handle. Apparently, Chris Algieri was absent the day this theory was taught in Boxing 101.