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Bundu: Spence Lived Up To The Hype, More Precise Than Thurman!

BROOKLYN - Undefeated rising star Errol "The Truth" Spence Jr. (21-0-, 18 KOs) moved one step closer to a world title as he delivered a thunderous sixth-round knockout of tough Italian contender Leonard "The Lion" Bundu (33-2-2, 12 KOs) Sunday afternoon in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC from Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn.
 
With the knockout, Spence Jr. becomes the mandatory challenger for undefeated welterweight Kell Brook and showed his willingness to step in the ring with Brook.
 
In a prime spot that immediately followed the U.S. Men's basketball team winning Olympic gold in Rio, the Dallas-native started patiently, measuring his opponent with steady jabs. Bundu came ready to fight and tried to make it difficult for Spence Jr. by switching stances and attacking from awkward angles.

Spence vs Bundu_08_21_2016_Fight_Ryan Greene _ Premier Boxing Champions5 (720x480)
 
Spence Jr. began to pick up his power punching as the rounds went on and started to connect with left uppercuts and hooks. After round four, Bundu returned to his corner with swelling beginning to show up over his right eye.
 
The dominance with his power punches began to wear Bundu down as the fight entered the sixth. After seemingly scoring a knockdown, which was ruled a slip by referee Johnny Callas, Spence Jr. quickly pounced on Bundu and trapped him in the corner.
 
"He certainly lived up to the hype," said Bundu, who was taken to the hospital for evaluation after the fight. "Errol was more precise than Keith Thurman. Errol threw more punches and was fresh in every round."
 
It didn't take long for Spence Jr. to take advantage as he hit Bundu with a hard left uppercut and followed with a crushing right hook that put Bundu on the mat for good and forced the referee to stop the fight at 2:06 of the sixth-round.
 
"I really tried to get up but I couldn't," said Bundu, who had never been stopped before. "I am okay though. I feel good."
 
Spence Jr. won every round on all three judges' cards and landed a staggering 64 percent of his power punches, per Compubox.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by bigsmoothh on 08-22-2016

[QUOTE=Progrssive_Jedi;16970408]:trink26::trink26: You have to be kidding or smoking green. Garcia wouldn't last six. He'd be crushed.[/QUOTE] I agree, dude would be toast....

Comment by rogdogx on 08-22-2016

I'm pretty sure Brook is gonna vacate that strap. Imagine him getting KO'd at 160 by GGG then attempting to drop back to 147 to fight Spence as a mandatory after a brutal GGG loss. It just doesn't seem feasible…

Comment by batista84 on 08-22-2016

[QUOTE=Progrssive_Jedi;16970408]:trink26::trink26: You have to be kidding or smoking green. Garcia wouldn't last six. He'd be crushed.[/QUOTE] Dude, you gotta admit it, Garcia's chin is tested and is a very durable one. But I gotta agree with you to a certain…

Comment by batista84 on 08-22-2016

Gotta be honest, since I saw that Algieri fight, Spence caught my attention, but after destroying a tough and a very durable journeyman, he's totally won me. Spence right now, top 5 WW, a little more and no doubt about…

Comment by Edward90 on 08-22-2016

[MENTION][/MENTION][QUOTE=Eff Pandas;16970899]Impressive outcome here for Spence. I don't think Spence winning was any sort of surprise to anyone, but the fact Spence KO'd Bundu was impressive in my eyes & I suspect many fans. Looking forward to seeing Spence being…

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