Errol Spence Jr vs Lamont Peterson Live. The first truly interesting fight of 2018 takes place on Saturday on Showtime, when Errol Spence defends his welterweight title against Lamon Peterson. If Spence wants to become a really lucrative star, he needs to beat Peterson, the most experienced opponent he faced, and beat him in a friendly way.
Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs), although he lost 12/1, will not provide Spence (22-0, 19 KOs). And this is one of the reasons to watch the broadcast. Spence is one of the best boxers in the world, and Peterson promises a tough test.
Here are three more reasons to see the fight
If Spence wins, he can make things really interesting at welterweight: Spence is the obvious favorite, and you’ll be forgiven if you want him to win. Only because it could create possible duels against the best fighters with 147 pounds.
Warriors like Keith Thurman, Terence Crawford, Danny Garcia and Sean Porter, who will test Spence and help him win big wallets. “Errol must maintain this mentality in this battle and beyond, and he knows it,” said Derrick James, Spence’s coach, at a recent press conference.
“Winning a title is not what you want.
He wants to be the undisputed champion at welterweight. He’s going to surpass himself and reach his goals. “Beating Peterson convincingly puts him one step closer. “He brings this mental resistance you need to succeed,” James said.
Both parties believe that this can turn into a boxing war: Spence has a lot of strength. Ask Kell Brook.
Peterson connected 46.3% of his power attacks (the last 11 fights), 6 among the CompuBox Cat. The leaders and he accumulated a rating of +11 plus / minus, 8 among the leaders.
Spence still does not intend to be a list of categorical leaders, which demands another fight with the opponent’s opponent.