Errol Spence Jr. vs Lamont Peterson live stream. Errol Spence Jr vs. Lamont Peterson: Fight Time, Date, Live Stream and TV Info, Breakdown: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Lamont Peterson fight preview and prediction
Errol Spence Jr. is looking to establish himself as a top boxer in the crowded, talented welterweight division. A newly minted world titleholder, Spence (22-0, 19 KOs) has his sights set on a breakout year in 2018, and he’s getting things off to a solid start with a bout against seasoned veteran Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Barclays Center has played host to several excellent fights over the past couple of years, and the crowds are often spirited and engaged. The primetime Showtime slot also holds plenty of prestige, a suitable platform for both the ambitious Spence and Peterson, a world champion in two weight classes in his career.
Spence las fought in May 2017 when he stopped Kell Brook to win his belt. Peterson’s layoff has been even longer. He was last in the ring back in February 2017 when defeated David Avanesyan via unanimous decision. Spence, a budding superstar is reportedly set to take home a $3.5 million purse for the fight. Exact details on Peterson’s share of the purse haven’t been revealed, but he didn’t seem to please with the numbers when asked about the discrepancy on Thursday.
Errol Spence has been highly regarded as a future world champion ever since his Olympic run in 2012. He steadily rose up the ranks against increasingly tough opposition, with his biggest win coming in his May fight with Kell Brook. That fight gave him the world title many saw as his destiny. It was an impressive win, stopping the tough Brook, and showing that he could go into a deeper fight and win (prior to that 11th round stoppage over Brook, Spence had never been past round 10, and had only been past round 6 three times). He’s now on the pound for pound list, and a showdown with Keith Thurman seems both inevitable, and awesome to consider.
Claressa Shields vs Tori Nelson live stream. Claressa Shields to defend titles against experienced and undefeated Tori Nelson, Tori Nelson, a 41-year-old grandma, might be Claressa Shields’ toughest test.
I’m truly excited to have the chance to demonstrate my skills against an opponent the caliber of Tori Nelson,” Shields said. “I’m honored to be headlining the first ShoBox of 2018, and I know January 12 will be a great night for the fans. This will be the beginning of a historic year for me and for women’s boxing. Nelson (17-0-3, 2 KOs) won a middleweight world championship in 2011 and owns wins over previously unbeaten Alicia Napoleon and Mia St. John. The 41-year-old Ashburn, Va., native looks to capture her second world title in a showdown with the fastest rising star in women’s boxing.
It’s about 6:30 p.m. on a frigid January day at UFC Gym, located about 20 miles outside of Washington, D.C. As with most boxing/MMA gyms, it’s difficult to hear much over the melodic rhythm of fighters punching and kicking against heavy bags. Added to the sonic clutter are the whirring of treadmills and the clanking of free weights. Then the voice of three-time Golden Glove champion boxer Tori “Sho-Nuff” Nelson rings out, rising above it all. Man, come on, Pete, I don’t want to hurt you. Use the shield.
“Ever since Claressa turned pro, I have wanted this fight,” Nelson said. “She’s young and talented, but my experience will make the difference. Since I became a boxer, I have dreamed of being in big fights on television. I am confident that I will win this fight and remain undefeated. And I plan to retire as an undefeated world champion. Claressa’s determination to challenge the best available contenders shows why she is one of the most accomplished fighters in the sport today,” promoter Dmitriy Salita said. “This is a great matchup and I am confident that we will witness another memorable performance.”
Milan Melindo: ‘Destroy Ryoichi Taguchi’ Ryoichi Taguchi Confident He Can Deal With Melindo’s Power, Ryoichi Taguchi vs Milan Melindo unification set for December 31 watch now.
Bundled in winter clothes and wearing a surgical mask through Narita Airport, Milan Melindo arrived in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday afternoon, ahead of his title unification fight this Sunday against Ryoichi Taguchi. The first thing on his mind wasn’t strategy or checking into his hotel. “I’m just looking for food,” said Melindo (37-2, 13 knockouts), the IBF junior flyweight titleholder, who will meet the WBA claimant.
Taguchi (26-2-2, 12 KOs), on New Year’s Eve, at Ota-City General Gymnasium. “I don’t need to think about the fight. I only need to focus on it the day of the fight. No stress, no thinking about stuff. For now I’m just focused to the day when I get my weight.” Taguchi (26-2-2) has been focused on his seventh title defense since learning he would face Melindo in a unification match on New Year’s Eve at Ota City General Gymnasium. Melindo (37-2) will be putting his IBF light flyweight title on the line after taking the belt from Akira Yaegashi with a stunning first-round technical knockout in Tokyo in May.
Melindo (37-2, 13 KO) is a Filipino fighter who was a flyweight contender before moving down in weight in 2014. He unsuccessfully challenged Javier Mendoza for the IBF belt in 2015, and won the interim title against Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr in November 2016. In May of this year, Melindo gained full title recognition by defeating Akira Yaegashi in Japan, and defended in Cebu City, Philippines, in September, defeating Hekkie Budler by split decision. The IBF 105-pound title will also be on the line on this card.