Premier Boxing Champions will be ending it hiatus from prime time NBC to feature an April 16th card with what is expected to a solid match-up. According to a report from ESPN, who cites multiple sources, welterweight prospect Errol Spence Jr. (19-0, 16 KOs) will be taking on Chris Algieri (21-2, 8 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Spence, 26, was the most highly-touted prospect from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team and up to this point in his young professional career, he's certainly looked like 'the goods'. In fact, he's drawn so many rave reviews from boxing insiders that even Floyd Mayweather routinely endorses Spence as being the next guy to assume his mantle -- while suggesting that he'll soon sign Spence to Mayweather Promotions and be his outspoken mouthpiece.
Chris Algieri, 31, has risen from obscurity to manage a big-stage breakthrough after a June 2014 HBO fight against Ruslan Provodinkov where he scored an upset, yet debatable, win. After beating Provodnikov on premium network television, Algieri got an even bigger stage on an HBO PPV fight against Manny Pacquiao in a fight that ended up being a lopsided loss. But even despite losing a fight where he was dropped six times by Pacquiao, Algieri would still get a couple more TV spots courtesy of Al Haymon -- immediately landing a fight with Amir Khan which would result in a competitive loss, and then beating Erick Bone on the Daniel Jacobs-Peter Quillin undercard last December.
In the co-feature of this card, it's being reported that Krzysztof Glowacki (25-0, 16 KOs) will face Steve Cunningham (28-7-1, 13 KOs) who is making his return to cruiserweight.
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