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Photos: Spence, Peterson - Face To Face at Final Presser

Undefeated welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. and two-division world champion Lamont Peterson faced off Thursday at the final press conference before they enter the ring Saturday, January 20 in the main event live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®, and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

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The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features unbeaten lightweight world champion Robert Easter and former world champion Javier Fortuna, who met face to face for the first time on Thursday.

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Competing in SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING PRELIMS on Saturday will be unbeaten light heavyweight Marcus Browne and once-beaten Francy Ntetu, who meet in a 10-round bout, plus undefeated heavyweight Adam Kownacki and once-beaten Iago Kiladze, who step into the ring for a 10-round affair.

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Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, are priced starting at $50, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com, at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center or by calling 800-745-3000. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

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STEPHEN ESPINOZA, Executive Vice President & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports
 
"In terms of representing the sport, you don't get any better than Errol Spence Jr. and Lamont Peterson. The professionalism of these guys is unmatched and they represent the best of the sport. I'm proud to have them on the network.
 
"You can't play boxing. You have to be dedicated and passionate. Those values are going to be reflected in the ring on Saturday.
 
"This is a special fight. These are the best in the sport. They're both top 10 guys. Errol Spence Jr. has grown up on SHOWTIME. He made his pro debut on ShoBox and won his first world title on SHOWTIME. This is Lamont's eighth appearance on SHOWTIME and he has one of the strongest resumes in the sport.
 
"Robert Easter and Javier Fortuna is another matchup of top 10 guys. What we're doing here is special. This isn't just another network doing boxing, this is the cream of the crop."

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BRETT YORMARK, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
 
"I'm really excited about Saturday night. We've been very fortunate to host the first big event of the year. There's an appetite to get back into the game and we're happy to be hosting it.
 
"I want to welcome back Errol and Lamont to Barclays Center. Both have been there before and we're thrilled to have you back. We're pleased that Robert has finally decided to take his show to Barclays Center and give the fans a performance. Last time Javier won at Barclays Center he won his world title and we're happy to have him back.
 
"We're going to create something great here in Brooklyn and it continues on Saturday night at Barclays Center."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lemonhead_Jeff on 01-23-2018

[QUOTE=McNulty;18418851]Peterson looking like Richard Pryor up in here. [img]https://i.imgur.com/W4fq9Of.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] Everyone looks like Richard Pryor if you cut-n-paste.

Comment by Lemonhead_Jeff on 01-23-2018

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18417674]Your logic is idiotic. They use the government for boos and drugs. :pat: Tired of you Libtards on here acting like people should never take personal responsibility. PEDerson should even be in the sport after cheating. It should be one…

Comment by KING5TWENTY on 01-21-2018

Lmao no it doesnt. Anyone who beats a prime Khan and Garcia is a great fighter. He lost to good fifhyets as well which is a part of his resume

Comment by McDonough on 01-19-2018

Peterson looking like Richard Pryor up in here. [img]https://i.imgur.com/W4fq9Of.jpg[/img]

Comment by j.razor on 01-19-2018

[QUOTE=factsarenice;18418430]Exactly my point. He's not Floyd and he's no Golden boy, he needs a promoter...real bad. Fighters will avoid Errol the way they avoided Paul Williams and Haymon won't do a thing about it.[/QUOTE] You need the promoter not Errol,…

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