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Errol Spence Back on August 21 on NBC, Leonard Bundu Likely

By Jake Donovan

Errol Spence promised to deliver big news and lived up to his word.

The unbeaten welterweight contender appeared as a guest commentator during Saturday’s edition of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC in primetime. Topping the bill was a major upset with unheralded Joe Smith Jr. scoring a stunning 1st round knockout of Top 5 light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara in front of a hostile crowd at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.

Also on the show was Spence’s teammate from the 2012 London Olympics, Rau’Shee Warren becoming the first from that squad to win a major title. The only three-time U.S. Olympic boxer in history got it right the second time around, claiming a 12-round majority decision win over previously unbeaten Juan Carlos Payano in their bantamweight title fight rematch, avenging a disputed split decision loss from last August.

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Spence had some big Olympic-themed of his own. His next fight will come on August 21 in a special Sunday early evening edition of PBC on NBC. The event will air live immediately following coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

“I’m back on August 21,” Spence (20-0, 17KOs) said of his next ring appearance. “The world title chase continues.”

A site has yet to be determined, although promoter Lou DiBella presently has a hold at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which housed Spence’s NBC-televised knockout win over Chris Algieri this past April. The unbeaten Texan is quickly becoming “Mr. NBC”, having also scored knockout wins over Alejandro Barrera, Phil Lo Greco and Samuel Vargas in previous bouts either on the network or its NBC Sports Network cable affiliate.

As for the opponent, one has yet to be confirmed but Italy’s Leonardo Bundu is the likely candidate for a fight that would serve as the final eliminator to establish a mandatory challenger for unbeaten titlist Kell Brook.

Jake Donovan is the managing editor of BoxingScene.com. Follow his shiny new Twitter account: @JakeNDaBox_v2

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sledgeweather17 on 06-20-2016

[QUOTE=sicko;16799018]Maybe people on this forum just have HDAD? The fight was ordered by the IBF because the fight they Originally Ordered Konstantin Ponomarev who can't go because of "Injury". This is the IBF Current Welterweight Rankings: 2 Errol Spence Jr.…

Comment by -SWIFT- on 06-19-2016

[QUOTE=sicko;16799018]Maybe people on this forum just have HDAD? The fight was ordered by the IBF because the fight they Originally Ordered Konstantin Ponomarev who can't go because of "Injury". This is the IBF Current Welterweight Rankings: 2 Errol Spence Jr.…

Comment by Pigeons on 06-19-2016

[QUOTE=Brujeria;16797578]Funny how Errol Spence had 4 fights in 2015, 3 on NBC and 1 on Spike, and already has his second fight of this year lined up. Yet Sammy Vasquez Jr. who is no doubt the more marketable fighter hasn't…

Comment by sicko on 06-19-2016

Maybe people on this forum just have HDAD? The fight was ordered by the IBF because the fight they Originally Ordered Konstantin Ponomarev who can't go because of "Injury". This is the IBF Current Welterweight Rankings: 2 Errol Spence Jr.…

Comment by MC Hammer on 06-19-2016

[QUOTE=daggum;16798972]no not like that at all actually since pbc fighters have the same manager(really promoter) and making fights should be easy.[/QUOTE] They have their own promoters, usually themselves, and own managers. They make fight s that make the most sense,…

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