Spence Clears Up Rumors of KO'ing Broner in Sparring

By Chris Robinson

It’s well known that rumors in the boxing world spread like wildfire.

The latest bit of intrigue circulating around several forums and various social-networking sites claims that reigning WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner recently had a rough go of it in sparring with talented 2012 Olympian Errol Spence Jr.

The incident reportedly took place at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, where Spence, a junior middleweight prospect with a 4-0 (3) record, has been spotted training ahead of his May 3rd showcase at the Cosmopolitan Resort Casino.

The only problem with that rumor is that Broner doesn’t train at the gym when he is in Vegas these days, as he instead has been spotted simply soaking up the atmosphere inside of the building the last few times he was in town.

Catching up with Spence, he dispelled the notion that he and Broner had gone rounds recently in Vegas.

“We didn’t spar at all,” claimed the 23-year old southpaw.

However, it should be noted that Spence and Broner have sparred in the past. At the time Errol was still an amateur, as the two men traded leather at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

During a recent interview with Barry Hunter, courtesy of, the respected trainer confirmed seeing the sparring match, but denied reports that Broner had gotten knocked down or out.

“I was there,” Hunter stated. “No, he never knocked Broner out or nothing like that there. He got caught with a good shot.”

Spence agreed with Hunter’s assessment of the action.

“What Barry Hunter was saying was right,” said Spence. “He was on point.”

Spence is as humble as a kid as you will find in the game and it’s obvious that he isn’t looking to draw any further attention to the incident.

Concerning his relationship with Broner, he insists they remain close.

“We’re good friends,” stated Spence. “I talk to him all the time.”

As far as life at the Mayweather Boxing Club these days, the gym again has a special aura to it, as Floyd Mayweather continues to train diligently for his May 4th bout with Robert Guerrero, set to take place at the MGM Grand in a Showtime pay per view attraction.

*** To hear what else Hunter had to say about the Broner-Spence sparring session, including Adrien's reaction, please click HERE

*** To check out recent photos of Errol Spence Jr. working at the Mayweather Boxing Club, including a recent sparring session with Canada's Taylor Page, please check out Errol Spence Jr. training for May 3rd showcase at the Cosmopolitan

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KnockUTheFukOut on 04-26-2013

Great Promotion for Spence! Only 4 Pro Fights in and now people know who he is lol

Comment by richardt on 04-26-2013

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;13294995]lol, ive commented on it less than u have...smh. so really whos getting their panties in a twist? u dont even like the guy but in every single broner thread we find richardt. u are obsessed. let it go. it'll…

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 04-26-2013

[QUOTE=richardt;13294868]It did happen, and you can't get over it and apparently you are consumed with getting your panties in a twist over it. You act like you are being asked to believe green men dropped Elvis from a UFO onto…

Comment by Silky_Smooth on 04-26-2013

I love how a bunch of people who weren't there when these guys sparred are actually arguing as if they saw it themselves. Bottom line is none of you jackasses know what really happened, and you remind me of women…

Comment by New England on 04-26-2013

[QUOTE=-Kev-;13291734]The conspiracy theorists have been out in full force between this and the Boston Bombings. The lounge was overran by those guys but Bringer did his job there.[/QUOTE] In bringer we trust. The rest pay cash up front.

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