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Spence: Take Me To Deep Waters? I Blew Algieri Out of The Water!

BROOKLYN - Undefeated rising welterweight star Errol "The Truth" Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) went emphatically from prospect to contender with a fifth-round stoppage of former world champion Chris Algieri (21-3, 8 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC Saturday night from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
 
"It meant a lot to get the stoppage," said Spence Jr. "I did something Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan couldn't do. That shows where I'm at in the welterweight division."
 
Spence Jr. was superior in every regard as he took control of the fight from the beginning with world-class bodywork and blazing speed. Algieri was expected to be a major step-up for the 2012 U.S. Olympian, but was unable to bother his opponent despite landing 31 percent of his punches to Spence Jr.'s 30 percent per CompuBox stats.

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"I can't take anything away from this young hungry lion," said Algieri. "He did a great job. I trained really hard for this fight. I hope that people appreciate me and how hard I worked and what I brought to the fight."
 
"The Truth" dominated by landing 41 percent of his power punches over the five rounds and only lost one round on the three judges' scorecards. Spence Jr. sent Algieri down for the first time in the fourth round with a combination finished off by a straight left hand.
 
Algieri survived the round, but Spence Jr. was determined to get a stoppage and he connected with another straight left that put Algieri on the canvas early in round five.
 
"It was pretty one-sided, I felt," said Spence Jr. "I started slowly. He said he was going to take me to deep waters so I wanted to pace myself."
 
"I just wasn't sticking to the style and the strategy like I should have," said Algieri. "We had a couple of different styles that we were going to show him and I never stayed in one style long enough to be effective."
 
Spence Jr. saw his opportunity and launched a vicious attack in an attempt to end the fight. A massive left hook connected clean with Algieri's jaw and put him on the canvas for the third and final time, as referee Benjy Esteves waved off the bout at :48 seconds into the fifth round.
 
"Everyone wanted to see what I could do against a proven fighter and I blew him out of the water," added Spence Jr.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ThatDude44 on 04-18-2016

[QUOTE=Winky-Wright;16619476]kells got a rematch clause with jo jo Dan[/QUOTE] Haha. He needs a big fight in the worst way. I heard Hearn say no to Garcia, Thurman, and Porter but want Bradley even after the Pacquiao loss and Vargas.

Comment by riffbox on 04-17-2016

I find this article to be extremely duplicit and misleading. I don't recall Spence saying any of this stuff, and I've watched just about every interview. Writer needs to be fired.

Comment by chestpubes on 04-17-2016

Looking forward to yr fight with Brook, Brook a different beast tho, you won't get away with yr half step back to get yr range, because Brook's lead right will hit you square between the eyes

Comment by bojangles1987 on 04-17-2016

It was damn impressive. Spence didn't show a lot of the flaws I saw in other fights that I expected Algieri to take advantage of. Dude stepped up big time. I can't wait to see where he goes from here.…

Comment by TJ highway on 04-17-2016

[QUOTE=boxingitis;16619343]I guess Garcia vs Broner just got made. They have to hide some how. Brook vs another bum just got signed.[/QUOTE] Broner just got indited by the grand jury! He was out on bail when he picked up a probation…

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