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Errol Spence vs. Leonard Bundu - CompuBox Historical Review

Errol Spence landed 47% of his power punches in his last 4 fights (vs. Algieri, Barrera, Van Heerden & LoGreco). Spence opponents landed just 8.7 punches per round- half the welterweight avg. Leonard Bundu opponents (Munguia, Thurman, Gavin & Purdy) landed 38.4% of their power shots (Thurman landed 49% of his power shots vs. Bundu)

Boxing’s hottest young star Errol Spence Jr will be back in action exclusively live on BoxNation when he challenges the tough Leonard Bundu in a welterweight world title eliminator on August 21.

The undefeated Texan has captivated the boxing world since turning professional following a decorated amateur career which culminated in his appearance at the Olympics in London 2012.

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After entering the paid ranks he has won all 20 of his fights, 17 by knockout, with his recent stoppage of the respected Chris Algieri his most impressive as he systematically dismantled the New Yorker who went the distance with both Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan.

Against Bundu, however, he faces a former contender who has lost just once, on points, having been in with some of the 147-pound division’s biggest punchers in the likes of world champion Keith Thurman.

26-year-old Spence knows he will need to continue to impress against Bundu, with both men eyeing up a shot at Kell Brook’s IBF world title when they face off at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, four years on from London 2012.

"A lot of people will be watching because of the Olympics that may not have known my name before,” said Spence Jr. “As an Olympian, headlining a major event four years after my Olympic run is exciting. Bundu is an older fighter, but he's tough and has a lot of experience. He fought well against Keith Thurman. Thurman outboxed him but couldn't knock him out. I think I can make a big statement in the division if I can stop him, as I did with Chris Algieri."

"I am going to use my experience to my advantage on August 21," said Bundu. "When I fought Thurman I ended up being overcautious, but that will not be the case this time. I know it's now or never for me and I won't let this chance slip away. Spence will come forward but that will work to my advantage because I love fighting on the inside. I'm going to show Spence a few things that he hasn't seen before."

Jim McMunn, Managing Director at BoxNation, said: “Errol Spence Jr is undoubtedly one of the very best young boxers in the world today. He has a unique skill set and his progression since turning professional has been fantastic. We are very pleased to have him back exclusively live on BoxNation as he now looks to cement his shot at a world title. BoxNation subscribers will get the chance to see why many believe he is the next superstar of the sport when he faces a very tricky opponent in Leonard Bundu.”

Spence Jr v Bundu is exclusively live on BoxNation (Sky/Freeview/Virgin/TalkTalk/Online & App) on August 21. Buy now at boxnation.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Luilun on 08-21-2016

Why is Spence fighting a guy who's about to collect Social Security ?

Comment by Shadoww702 on 08-21-2016

I don't see Kell Brook going back down to 147. Maybe 154 but he just looks to comfortable even at 160.

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