Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Joey Spencer Goes Distance For First Time, Wins Decision

By Gilbert Manzano

It wasn’t exactly deep waters, but for the first time in his young career Joey Spencer had a fight go past the third round.

Spencer, one of the top prospects in boxing, turned in a lackluster performance on Saturday during a six-round fight that wasn’t supposed to go the distance at the Armory in Minneapolis.

But Spencer did enough to defeat Osias Vasquez by unanimous decision (60-52, 60-52, 59-53) in the Peter Quillin-Caleb Truax PBC undercard on FS1.

joey-spencer

After coming out swinging in the opening two rounds, Spencer’s work rate drastically decreased. But it wasn’t all bad for Spencer, who entered Saturday with only nine rounds of work in six pro fights.

In the second round, Spencer displayed his power after knocking out Vasquez’s mouthpiece with a right hook.

Spencer has quickly made a name for himself since turning pro 14 months ago. With all seven of his professional bouts televised, expectations are high on the teen prospect.

"I'm really excited to be fighting on this card headlined by Peter Quillin and Caleb Truax,” Spencer said earlier this week. “I want to thank everyone for the support, both my fans and my team for everything that's gotten me here.”

Saturday wasn’t the first time Spencer had a fight at the Armory. He fought at the Minneapolis venue for his second pro bout when he knocked out Ousmane Sylla in the first round.

"The Armory is a great venue with great energy,” Spencer said before the bout. “I've fought here before and I'm looking forward to coming out and putting on another great performance for this Minneapolis crowd."

It wasn’t the performance Spencer wanted, but the ceiling is still very high for the 19-year-old from Michigan. He’ll get many more opportunities to put on great performances at many venues across the country.

But first, he’ll need to work on his conditioning, because the knockout punch won’t always be there. 

Tags: Joey Spencer image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lxg on 04-15-2019

Joey Spencer seems like a great kid! Took a young Cancer survivor to his match. On the other hand, promoters should proceed very slowly with his boxing career. He was fighting a 33 year old fighter who had not fought…

Comment by pillowfists98 on 04-14-2019

PBC has way better prospects than this dude. Not impressed.

Comment by Corelone on 04-14-2019

That did not look good. Joey waited, he was straight up, no angles or recourse. That isn't going far.

Comment by chirorickyp on 04-14-2019

He's not a prospect. He's green and has power against those who know nothing about self defense.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Photos: Daniel Roman, TJ Doheny - Put in Work For Unification Photos: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Grinds For War With Estrada Photos: Juan Francisco Estrada Puts in Work For Sor Rungvisai Photos: WBC Reveals The "Mayan Belt" For Canelo vs. Jacobs Photos: Rances Barthelemy Grinds For Robert Easter Title Clash Photos: Mohamed Mimoune Putting in Work For Viktor Postol Hunter: I Told Hearn I'm Ready For The Challenge of Joshua Mikey Garcia To Be Champion Emeritus, Campbell Goes For Title Garcia-Granados Main Event Peaks At 1.468 Million Viewers Team Luis Ortiz Reject Hearn's "Lowball Offer" To Face Joshua Oscar Rivas Was Close To Top Rank Deal When Whyte Offer Came Chauhan and Kumar Battled To a Draw in Mumbai, India Ruben Villa vs. Luis Alberto Lopez Tops ShoBox Card on May 10 Virgil Hunter Agrees That Amir Khan Still Has A lot Left in Tank Wilder-Breazeale - 'All Access' Series Starts on May 10, Showtime Golovkin Wants To Try Out 164 Pounds, Rolls 'To Be Comfortable' Roy Jones: Amir Khan Quit, He Should Be Honest and Apologize World Boxing Super Series Inks Pact With Sky Sports, Matchroom Darmani Rock Stays Busy With Hometown Return in Philly Barthelemy Still Plans To Go Back Up To 140 For a Title Shot Daniel Jacobs Unconcerned About Getting Fair Shake With Judges Crawford’s Trainer: F*** That; Not Fighting Brook In England BoxingScene Pound for Pound: April 2019 Update Chisora's Coach Does Not See Usyk as The Right Fight Enock Poulsen vs. Michal Syrowatka For Vacant EU Title in Play Amir Khan: Retiring at The Wrong Time Would Haunt Me Dana White: After Summer - I'm Making All of My Boxing Moves Froch Believes Time is Right For Dave Allen vs. David Price Rolls Admits on Golovkin: I've Got Mount Everest Ahead of Me! Victor Ortiz Raises Hand: Willing To Do Marcos Maidana Rematch Sergey Kovalev: Facing Artur Beterbiev is a Priority For Me Danny Roman Breaks Down His Unification With TJ Doheny Joe Noynay Stops Kosuke Saka, Wins WBO Regional Belt in Osaka Andy Ruiz Confirms He is in The Mix To Face Anthony Joshua Bob Arum is Pleased, Saw Improvements in Felix Verdejo Joshua: Jarrell Miller Does Not Deserve To Be in The Ring Estrada: I Feel Very Strong, Very Fast - I'll Take Sor Rungvisai's Belt Khan: People Will Still Want To See Me Face Thurman, Pacquiao 14 Day Weights: Canelo 165.4-Pounds, Jacobs 166.8 Terence Crawford: I Felt Amir Khan Took The Easy Way Out
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement