Errol Spence Jr vs Leonard Bundu
BY KID HERSH
Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC on a Sunday afternoon of boxing! The fight was at the Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island for a new and different venue. The broadcast got underway just after the men's Olympic basketball team got crowned with gold medals.
Errol Spence Jr. (20-0, 17KO's) vs Leonard Bundu (33-1-2, 12KO's). In the first round Bundu was having trouble getting inside on Spence who was circling him and firing straight, hard shots down the pipe. Bundu tried feinting and jumping on his toes and a little in and out but had no success for the most part. Bundu continued his frenetic upper body movement in the second round, as well as changing between southpaw and orthodox stances in an effort to get something going. he landed some shots on Spence but really overall you can tell Spence is in control and simply outboxing Bundu casually at the moment while waiting for him to make bigger mistakes to capitalize on. In the third round Spence was really going to the body heavy. He has been before the third, but in the third he was banging hard with left hands to Bundu's body as Bundu was still looking to try and work his way inside and stay there consistently instead of landing the occasional wild shots that he is currently. In the fourth round Spence started to get more aggressive as he stepped to his man and sat down on his punches. Bundu was forced to give ground due to coming out on the worse end of receiving blows. In the fifth round Spence went back to boxing his man from the outside beautifully behind a stiff jab and great movement. Then in the sixth round Bundu went down from a right hand but Spence pushed him down so it was not ruled a knockdown. Spence knew his man was hurt though and went for the kill - getting it in emphatic fashion as Bundu was put out cold for the first time in his career as he took a right hand that slumped him through the ropes. Amazing performance,