In what will be a ‘true’ litmus test of his talent, undefeated star and 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (19-0, 16KOs) will be the headliner tonight, April 16, 2016, in his toughest professional boxing battle yet against former world champion Chris Algieri (21-2, 8KOs) at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, scheduled to be televised live on NBC at 8:30 pm ET/ 5:30 pm ET.
When Spence was queried about his mental and physical preparedness for what should prove to be a pivotal fight for his continued success as a professional, there was no equivocating: “The Olympic stage prepares you for anything,” stated Spence, continuing on the subject of his fellow Olympic teammate Marcus “Sir” Browne (17-0, 13KOs) also being a part of the night’s undercard in his battle against the also unbeaten Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (21-0, 14KOs), “These are the kind of nights we envisioned. It’s so great to see my friends and Olympic brothers doing as well as me.”
As for Algieri, as per the usual drill, he is more than ready for the guy few want to fight. “I think everyone knows that I’ll fight anybody. Spence is a guy people don’t want to fight, so they brought him to me,”stated Algieri, adding with regards to the new addition of a star trainer in his corner, “the best thing about working with John David Jackson is the confidence he gives me. He lets me be who I am. He gives me the faith to trust in my abilities.”
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Chris Algieri happens tonight, Saturday April 16 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY as the headliner for PBC on NBC Live at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.