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Bundu's Warning: Don't Overlook Me Against Errol Spence

By Keith Idec

Most questions understandably were directed toward Errol Spence Jr. during a 40-minute conference call Thursday that featured Spence and Leonard Bundu.

The hard-hitting Spence is an unbeaten, hard-hitting, rising welterweight star with an Olympic pedigree.

Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) has just one defeat on his professional record – a lopsided unanimous-decision defeat to WBA world welterweight champion Keith Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) in December 2014. Still, Spence’s 41-year-old opponent will get a shot to pull off an enormous upset two weeks from Sunday largely because he was a top-15 contender available to face Spence in their IBF elimination match August 21 in Brooklyn.

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Spence is listed as a 100-1 favorite by several Internet sports books.

Nevertheless, Bundu, Sierra Leone native who resides in Italy, feels as though he hasn’t been properly respected as he and Spence (20-0, 17 KOs) move closer to their scheduled 12-round fight inside Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk (NBC; 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT). He has not been knocked out during his 11-year pro career, and Spence acknowledged Bundu’s boxing ability during the aforementioned conference call.

“What I’m gonna say is don’t overlook me,” Bundu said. “Don’t overlook me, all of you. I think I’m getting more respect from Errol than the rest of you. So don’t overlook me, and you might be in for a big surprise August 21st.”

The Spence-Bundu winner will earn the No. 1 position in the IBF’s welterweight rankings and a shot at its 147-pound title, currently owned by England’s Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs).

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kigali on 08-06-2016

[QUOTE=BreWall;16927113]This is like Pascal vs Kovalev 2. I wanted to see Pascal to land some good shots at Kov and it didn't matter if he drew or lost. But it never came. Like I said [B]these kinds of fights are…

Comment by BreWall on 08-06-2016

[QUOTE=Kigali;16926628]Only a casual would call this a mismatch Bundu is awkward and tough as nails...plus he has some pop.Dude gave Thurman all he could handle.[/QUOTE] This is like Pascal vs Kovalev 2. I wanted to see Pascal to land some…

Comment by Kigali on 08-06-2016

[QUOTE=chris232;16926969]he lost every single round on every single scorecard, you call that competitive?[/QUOTE] Watch the fight. That was not easy for Thurman. If you can't admit Leonard Bundu is one tough hombre,then there is no getting past your agenda.

Comment by The Mack. on 08-06-2016

[QUOTE=Kigali;16926933]Bundu vs Thuman wasn't a competitive fight? You...a Gigi fanboy..should be that last one to call anything a mismatch...being that is all your hero engages in.[/QUOTE] he lost every single round on every single scorecard, you call that competitive?

Comment by daggum on 08-06-2016

alexander brand and bundu will both score stunning upsets. boxingexpert told me this

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