Spence vs Peterson Live Stream Online,Errol Spence Jr. and Lamont Peterson are set to headline the first major boxing card of 2018 on Saturday night in Brooklyn, New York. Two of the best welterweights in the sport will go toe-to-toe with Spence’s IBF title on the line.
Date: Saturday, Jan. 20
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Barclays Center — Brooklyn, New York
In what amounts to the first high-profile boxing match of the new year, unbeaten Errol Spence Jr. will attempt to cement the pound-for-pound status he enjoyed after winning the title last May by making the first defense of his IBF welterweight title.
Spence (22-0 19 KOs) scored one of the more impressive victories in 2017 by stopping Kell Brook in Round 11 of their title bout in England after breaking his orbital bone. Although the former U.S. Olympian was able to back up the high praise he had earned as one of the sport’s hottest prospects, he sat idle the remainder of the year in search of hungry opponents.
Peterson, 33, was so eager to face Spence that he was forced to give up the WBA 147-pound title he won by an impressive unanimous decision against David Avanesyan last February in order to secure the bout.
Despite entering with a decided advantage in experience, the quick and deceptive Peterson will be giving up size and power to the southpaw Spence, who is a large welterweight. But the move up to 147 pounds was important for Peterson following years of making a difficult cut at junior welterweight
onight at 9 pm ET on Showtime, Errol Spence Jr will headline a two-fight main card, defending his IBF welterweight title against veteran Lamont Peterson in a 12-round bout.
Spence (22-0, 19 KO) hasn’t fought since winning the belt last May in Sheffield, England, where he went on the road to defeat Kell Brook by 11th round knockout. Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KO) hasn’t been seen in 11 months, since he defeated David Avanesyan to win the WBA “world” welterweight title, which he’s vacated to chase this opportunity.
In the co-feature, Robert Easter Jr (20-0, 14 KO) will defend his IBF lightweight title against Javier Fortuna (33-1-1, 23 KO), who cannot win the belt after missing weight.
There will also be fights starting at 7 pm ET on Showtime Sports’ YouTube and Facebook pages. Light heavyweight prospect Marcus Browne (20-0, 15 KO) will meet Francy Ntetu (17-1, 4 KO), and heavyweights Adam Kownacki (16-0, 13 KO) and Iago Kiladze (26-1, 18 KO) will also square off. Both fights are set for 10 rounds.
Wil Esco will be on the round-by-round call for BLH tonight. Join us as we kick off a new year of Showtime Championship Boxing!