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Frank Warren: Spence is a Long Way From Being Star Like Floyd

By Frank Warren, courtesy of The Daily Star

ERROL SPENCE JNR has the chance to show how good he is when he faces Lamont Peterson.

But he still has a long way to go if he is going to take over from Floyd Mayweather as America’s biggest boxing star.

The unbeaten IBF welterweight champion from Texas takes on veteran Washington native Peterson in a must-watch clash in the early hours of tomorrow morning in New York.

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Spence Jnr took the title from Sheffield’s Kell Brook last May in a stunning display at Bramall Lane.

The American had no worries about travelling to England for the fight and he was in total control that night as he ended Brook’s reign as champion with a late stoppage win.

But now it is time for him to prove he can mix it with the very best in the division like his compatriot Keith Thurman.

The Mayweather comparisons will come because he is a talented fighter from America competing in the division that ‘Money’ ruled for so long.

But Spence Jnr will need a big breakthrough fight to come close to the pound-for-pound great.

He is now 28 and heading into his prime, so should be ready for those huge nights now.

Peterson will offer him a test first as a former world champion who has experience of mixing it with the best.

He can boast a controversial win over Amir Khan from 2011 and has fought the likes of Danny Garcia and Timothy Bradley.

Peterson has only been stopped once in his three defeats, so an early finish would be a big statement for Spence to make.

Should Spence, the heavy betting favourite, come through then all roads lead to a unification clash with WBA and WBC champion Thurman.

It is sure to be an exciting fight worth staying up for.

Watch Spence v Peterson live and exclusive on BoxNation from 1am on Sunday.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rubber Ducky on 01-24-2018

[QUOTE=jreckoning;18422175]Floyd was in an era where he fought and beat two very popular boxers to get his shine which helped him a lot. DLH and Hatton were very popular. Spence is in the wrong era for that. Crawford and Thurman…

Comment by Verus on 01-24-2018

[QUOTE=Sheldon312;18429707]I think "tribalism" is a cop-out or should be strictly used when talking about American fighters(particularly African Americans). Look at the UK, Joshua receives a lot of praise from white Britians. I think it is more of the culture of…

Comment by Sheldon312 on 01-23-2018

[QUOTE=Verus;18429149]I agree. Spence would have been in the mix in the 80's. I do get your point that there are a lot of bigots. There has always been a sort of tribalism in boxing and other sports -- Jews cheering…

Comment by Verus on 01-23-2018

[QUOTE=Sheldon312;18428880]I was referring to the modern era of boxing. Spence would probably be a star in the 80's[/QUOTE] I agree. Spence would have been in the mix in the 80's. I do get your point that there are a lot…

Comment by A-Wolf on 01-23-2018

[QUOTE=Sheldon312;18423181]Spence won't become a superstar because Americans don't support their own. Americans would much rather root for a foreigner who resembles their complexion than an exciting fighter like Spence who is a once in a generation type of talent.[/QUOTE] You…

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