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Trainer: Spence is Hardest Puncher I've Seen - Breaks Faces, Ribs!

Derrick James, trainer for undefeated welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. (22-0, 19 KOs), says his boxer is the hardest puncher that he's ever seen in the gym.

This coming Saturday night, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Spence will defend his world title against former world champion Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs).

Showtime will begin the telecast at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features unbeaten lightweight world champion Robert Easter and former world champion Javier Fortuna in the televised co-feature.

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In his last fight, in May of 2016, Spence traveled to Sheffield and picked up a stoppage victory over Kell Brook to capture the IBF title.

As the fight played out, he broke Brook and fractured his orbital bone to secure a stoppage win in the eleventh round.

"I started training Errol about nine years ago but I never really knew just how special he was until about a year or so into our training. I thought Olympics were definitely possible, because I didn't want to look too far ahead. Now that we're here, I think he can beat any of the top guys. I want him to be undisputed welterweight champion just like he wants to be," James said.
 
"I never worry about comparing Errol to other guys in the sport. He's a hard puncher who breaks ribs and breaks faces. The longer the fight goes, the more pain he inflicts. I've never seen anybody who punches that hard."

James is very familiar with Peterson and his trainer, Barry Hunter. He expected the two sides would eventually collide when Peterson made the move to welterweight. 
 
"I think Lamont knew when he moved up to welterweight that this fight would be a possibility. It's time for us to go to work because I know Lamont and Barry Hunter are working on a game plan. They have a great team and I know Lamont will be ready for what we bring," James said. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CineScape on 01-19-2018

I like Spence, but I will say that he is HIGHLY susceptible to the uppercut, and occasionally the right hand (That's only when he gets lazy in a round).

Comment by Realizniguhnit on 01-19-2018

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;18420383]Canelo would smash him easily. canelo is no ww, he is naturally jr. heavyweight pretending to be a middleweight fighter.[/QUOTE] Thats what I say it's on YT Spence said Canelo wasn't a big guy to him I'm thinking he's got…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 01-19-2018

[QUOTE=AdonisCreed;18418144]I read an article where Spence says he can fight Canelo at 160 right now!![/QUOTE] Canelo would smash him easily. canelo is no ww, he is naturally jr. heavyweight pretending to be a middleweight fighter.

Comment by kafkod on 01-19-2018

[QUOTE=Realizniguhnit;18420215]Yea but in the end you kind of arguing against Brook like his trainers and promoter which is basically the reason he's moving up. Like I told you even after the Spence fight Brook was still considering staying at 147…

Comment by Realizniguhnit on 01-19-2018

[QUOTE=kafkod;18419372]What makes you think I was saying that [B]all[/B] fighters have to move up in their late 20s/early 30s? Obviously, it depends how big they are for their original division and how much weight they have to cut to keep…

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