Errol Spence Junior, 19-0(16) is one of the hottest new talents around today. The former amateur standout who turned pro in late 2012 seems to have it all: speed, power, a fine boxing brain and a fan-friendly style and approach. The only thing the southpaw welterweight needs is further pro experience.
Spence, aged 26 and from Texas, had a very busy 2015, taking four fights – all wins needless to say – as his level in competition rose. Good fighters, Samuel Vargas, Phil Lo Greco, Chris van Heerden and, in his most recent outing in November, Alejandro Barrera were all defeated, all for being stopped inside the distance.