Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Errol Spence Jr. vs. Lamont Peterson

This Saturday, January 20th, IBF World Welterweight Champion, Errol Spence Jr. (22-0, 19 KOs) will defend his title against Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) in a 12 round bout at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This bout is part of an 11 bout Premier Boxing Champions' card that will air on Showtime. Spence is coming off of an 11th round knock out victory over Kell Brook (36-2, 25 KOs) in Brook's hometown of Sheffield, England last May. Peterson won his last two fights, since losing a controversial majority decision to Danny Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) on April 11, 2015. He bounced back from this loss with two victories over Felix Diaz (19-2, 9 KOs) on October 17, 2015 and David Avanesyan (23-2-1, 11 KOs) last February.

The card also features an exciting 12 round match between lightweight fighters Robert Easter Jr. (20-0, 14 KOs) and Javier Fortuna (33-1-1, 23 KOs). The two men will fight for Easter's IBF World Lightweight Title. Easter captured this title in 2016 with a split decision victory over Richard Commey (25-2, 22 KOs) in Reading, Pennsylvania. Since winning this title, he successfully defended the title twice in 2017, beating Luis Cruz (22-5-1, 16 KOs) and Denis Shafikov (38-4-1, 20 KOs) both by unanimous decision. Fortuna, the former WBA World Super Featherweight Champion, is looking for his fifth straight win since losing his title to Camden's Jason Sosa (20-3-4, 15 KOs) on June 24, 2016 in China. Fortuna's most recent victory was a ten round unanimous decision victory over Nicolas Polanco (17-1, 10 KOs) on September 14, 2017.

The card also features the following bouts:

Marcus Browne (20-0, 15 KOs) vs. Francy Ntetu (17-1, 4 KOs) - 10 rounds, light heavyweights

Adam Kownacki (16-0, 13 KOs) vs. Iago Kiladze (26-1, 18 KOs) - 10 rounds, heavyweights

Anthony Peterson (37-1, 24 KOs) vs. Luis Eduardo Florez (23-8, 19 KOs) - 10 rounds, junior welterweights

Ivan Golub (13-1, 11 KOs) vs. Fidel Monterossa Munoz (38-15-1, 30 KOs) - eight rounds, welterweights

Richardson Hitchins (3-0, 1 KOs) vs. Preston Wilson (4-2-1, 3 KOs) - six rounds, welterweights

Mathew Gonzalez (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. Alexander Serna (1-1, 1 KO) - six rounds, middleweights

Desmond Jarmon (3-0, 2 KOs) vs. Charles Clark (1-4-1, 1 KO) - four rounds, junior lightweights

Keyshawn Williams (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Denis Okoth (1-0, 1 KO) - four rounds, welterweights

Dylan Price (4-0, 4 KOs) vs. Nestor Ramos (7-7-1, 3 KOs) - four rounds, bantamweights




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