Spence Jr vs Peterson: Kickoff Press Conference – The first dates on boxing’s 2018 calendar are starting to be revealed and January 20th sees the Premier Boxing Champions back at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The main event is for the IBF world welterweight title as champion Errol Spence Jr defends his belt against Lamont Peterson.
Spence Jr (22-0) went to England in May to fight IBF world champion Kell Brook and he returned with the belt after a convincing eleventh round stoppage. In the veteran Peterson (35-3-1), Spence Jr gets a former world champion at 140 pounds who has gone 2-1 in the welterweight division. Spence Jr will likely enter the fight a strong favorite, as a title unification fight under the PBC banner against WBA champion Keith Thurman is being talked about for later on in 2018.
Te fight is set to air on Showtime and the kick-off press conference was made available by the cable group. Check out the video from the press conference held at the Barclays Center on Wednesday, November 29th.
Do not miss our TBC analyst Frank Lotierzo’s “First Look at Spence Jr vs Peterson” for his take on the PBC’s latest offering.
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