The upcoming fight between Errol Spence, Jr. and Chris Algieri, announced last week, is now official for April 16th at Barclays Center, headlining a three-fight PBC on NBC card.
In the co-main event. Krzysztof Glowacki makes the first defense of his newly-won WBO cruiserweight title against Steve Cunningham, while former Olympian Marcus Browne opens the broadcast against fellow unbeaten Radivoje Kalajdzic.
Spence, Jr. (19-0, 16 KO) earned ESPN's "Prospect of the Year" for his 2015 campaign, which saw him stop all four of his opponents. He certainly looks like he's got the goods, but Algieri will undoubtedly be a step up.
Despite losses in two of his last three fights, Algieri (21-2, 8 KO) remains a solid test for Spence, having demonstrated some newfound ferocity under John David Jackson against Amir Khan and Erick Bone. He'll undoubtedly be a sizable underdog, but it's best not to write him off.
Glowacki (25-0, 16 KO) burst onto the world stage with a terrific knockout of Marco Huck in one of 2015's best fights. The Polish southpaw is a full decade younger than Cunningham (28-7-1, 13 KO), who is returning to cruiserweight after some mixed success at heavyweight.
Browne (17-0, 13 KO) earned the best win of his career last September by utterly routing Gabriel Campillo, then followed that up with a knockout of the grievously overmatched Francisco Sierra on the undercard of Daniel Jacobs vs. Peter Quillin. Kalajdzic (21-0, 14 KO), born in Bosnia and fighting out of Florida, has a puffed-up record, including two fights against sub-.500 opponents in his last four outings.
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