Former US Olympian hands Chris Algieri first career stoppage loss then announces out welterweight champion Kell Brook
Errol Spence Jr did something Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan failed to do against Chris Algieri.
Spence capped a commanding rendition by stopping Algieri with 48 seconds remaining in the fifth round in a welterweight fighting Saturday night at Barclays Center in the main event of the Premier Boxing Champions card.
Spence( 20 -0) had his seventh straight knockout and 17 th overall and did so against an adversary who went the distance against Pacquiao and Khan. Six of Spences last seven knockouts have been in the fifth round or earlier and a quick tip seemed possible once the 26 -year-old started applying his quickness in the early rounds.
Im the No1 contender for Kell Brook, Spence replied. Kell Brook knows what time it is. We got to get in the ring and fight.
He lent: I did something Manny Pacquiao couldnt do , nor Amir Khan. That indicates where Im at in the welterweight separation. Everyone wanted to see what I could do against a established boxer and I blew him out of the water.
Facing his most fixed opposing, the former Olympian triumphed a one-sided fighting. He connected on 41% of his punches including 32 in the final two rounds.
He raised some good material tonight, Algieri added. He stood compiled and that was a big part of it.
Algieri weathered the some blows but the end approached in the fourth. Spence drooped him in the fourth with a short overhand left and knocked him down again early in the fifth.
It was pretty one-sided, Spence said.
The end called when Spence extradited a left hooking to Algieris face. The hard kill communicated Algieri spiraling to the canvas and referee Benjy Esteves didnt hesitate to stop the fight.
For Algieri( 21 -3) it was his third loss in four fights since winning a separate decision from Ruslan Provodikov for the WBO junior welterweight championship on 14 June 2013 in Brooklyn. He withstood get knocked down six hours by Pacquiao and started the distance against Khan but facing Spence, Algieri had few answers.
I didnt stick with each game plan, Algieri said. There were a couple of different game plan, a got a couple of street I could have gone. I was switching between two different game plan. If you do anything halfway it labours none of the way.
In the first engage, Polands Krzysztof Glowacki( 26 -0) retained his WBO cruiserweight championship by outslugging Steve Cunnigham( 28 -8- 1) and get a unanimous decision in his first claim protection. Glowacki descent Cunningham twice in the opening instant of the second round and in the 10 th and 12 th rounds to win the fight by tallies of 116-108, 115 -1 09 and 115 -1 09.
The plan from the beginning was to hit him with the left hand and you could tell I was punching with full power, pronounced Glowacki, who territory 25.3% of his punches.
Also, Marcus Browne( 18 -0) prevailed a divide decision over Serbias Radivoje Kalajdzic in a light-colored heavyweight fight.
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