Yesterday afternoon, we got a nice treat to watch one of the best rising stars in boxing, when Errol Spance Jr (21-0, 18 KO’s) obliterated Leonard Bundu (33-2-2, 12 KO’s), and became the number 1 contender for Kell Brook’s IBF Welterweight title.  Bundu came into the fight knowing that this was his last chance at a world title shot, being that he is 40 years old, and he came out aggressive.  In the first 2 rounds, Bundu was coming forward and pressuring Spence, even though Spence was still landing the more effective shots.  Spence, perhaps a bit gun shy because of Bundu’s awkward style, seemed a bit reserved in the first round and a half.

He started putting punches together at the end of the second round, with his left uppercut on display, which is one of his most effective punches, along with his stellar right hook.  After the 3rd round, where Spence was looking more and more comfortable, it was apparent that it was just a matter of time.  Spence put Bundu down in the 6th with a sublime left uppercut, and Bundu was hurt even though he beat the count.  A few seconds later, Spenec came at the hurt Bundu, with a left uppercut right hook combination, and knocked him out cold.  Bundu was nearly knocked out of the ring, and it was apparent that he was not getting up after that.  After the fight, Spence gestured the world title around his waist, and told Kell Brook to pull out of the GGG fight because he’s ready right now.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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