by Eric “Sugar Foot” Duran
Errol Spence Jr., “The Truth” from Dallas, Texas (actually nearby Desoto, Texas) has been on a rapid rise through the welterweight ranks. Since his debut in late 2012, Spence has complied a 14-0 record with 11 KOs.
Spence was a decorated amateur, winning 3 National Championships and 2 World Championships. He represented the USA at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He was quickly signed by power manager, Al Haymon. Haymon then walked him over to buddy, Richard Schaefer and Golden Boy Promotions.
Spence has defeated fellow prospects Emmanuel Lartey and Ronald Cruz. In his most recent bout, he stopped game opponent, Noe Bolanos in two rounds.
As a former sparring partner for Floyd Mayweather, Spence is looking to put Dallas back on the map. Look for Spence to become a contender in 2015.
1. Fighter cannot be ranked in the top 10 in any of the 4 major sanctioning bodies
2. Fighter cannot claim a major title in any of the major sanctioning bodies, including regional or continental titles.
3. Fighter must have what can be considered, a significant win
4. Fighter has to have at least been scheduled for an 8-round bout
5. Fighter has to have been active within the last 2 months.