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Photos: Errol Spence, Leonard Bundu - Face To Face in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN - Undefeated rising star Errol "The Truth" Spence Jr. and once-beaten contender Leonard "The Lion" Bundu went face-to-face for the first time Thursday before they meet in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on NBC this Sunday, August 21 from Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn.

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Televised coverage of the welterweight world title eliminator begins at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. PBC on NBCSN begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features exciting featherweight Claudio "The Matrix" Marrero taking on undefeated Derrick Murray plus unbeaten rivals Heather "The Heat" Hardy and Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent in a featherweight matchup.

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Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and presented by BROOKLYN BOXING™, start at $35 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com and fordamphitheaterconeyisland.com.

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Spence Jr. and Bundu spoke to media at Via Della Pace in downtown Manhattan before they visited Coney Island for photo-ops ahead of their Sunday bout in the Brooklyn venue. 
 
LOU DIBELLA, President of DiBella Entertainment - "Everyone should come out to Coney Island on Sunday afternoon to see what's going to be an incredible day and early evening of boxing. The fights start at 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon and is fully covered, so there will be no weather issue. It's a beautiful new facility with an incredible view.

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"This is the first boxing broadcast that will be nationally televised from Coney Island. In my mind we have one of the best young fighters in the world defending his standing against a guy who has had a long and successful career. Both Spence Jr. and Bundu were Olympians and it will be a real test for Errol.
 
"There's no question Errol is the favorite while Bundu is the underdog, but he's been the underdog before. He knows he has to win and that this could be his last chance on a big stage.

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"I've promoted a lot of fighters throughout the years and there wasn't a better fighter from the last Olympic class or this one that is better than Errol Spence Jr. In terms of ability, talent and instincts he's world class. He fights with much more intelligence than his ring age. He's a master of controlling the ring. When I watch this kid fight I'm always blown away.
 
"On Sunday Spence Jr. is fighting a real professional and he has a chance to prove something on national television. This is a great forum for him to follow the Olympic Gold medal basketball game. The kind of audience that is going to watch the Gold medal game are the kind of people that we need to bring into boxing. I'm proud to promote this show."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by r1onnie2 on 08-19-2016

[QUOTE=Kigali;16961043]Pitiful.......[/QUOTE] I second that motion!

Comment by angkag on 08-19-2016

I don't see many boxers and think wow, but Spence is one of them (Lomachenko another, before that Sergio Martinez). I suspect he takes over the 147 weight class in time.

Comment by Idunnoshet on 08-19-2016

[QUOTE=MelanKomas;16962090]Bundu is no bum has a ton of amatuer and pro experience and is a top 15 welter in a heated division. Odds don't always tell the whole story. Couple weeks ago I had Carl Frampton a +200. I had…

Comment by Young J on 08-19-2016

[QUOTE=mlac;16961181]look's like his dad.[/QUOTE] Spence is gonna beat him like he was a stepdaddy who cheated on his mama.

Comment by MelanKomas on 08-19-2016

[QUOTE=Jubei;16961960]Basically the same unnecessary mismatch and same insane odds as Ward vs Brand. [IMG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpMKoT-VIAEiuf6.jpg:large[/IMG] Only difference will be that Spence knocks this bum out in a couple rounds.[/QUOTE] Bundu is no bum has a ton of amatuer and pro experience…

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