It's official - Errol Spence (20-0, 17 KOs) will make his ring return in Coney Island where he'll take on veteran Leonard Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) on August 21st, as reported by RingTV.com. The fight will be held at the new Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk on a PBC on NBC telecast.
The winner of Spence-Bundu will get a shot at the IBF welterweight title currently held by Kell Brook. Of course Brook is currently moving up to middleweight to take on Gennady Golovkin. So if Brook doesn't make his way back to 147lbs following the Golovkin fight, vacating the title, it will be turned over to the Spence-Bundu winner.
"Bundu is an older fighter, but he's tough and has a lot of experience," Spence said in a press release. "He fought well against Keith Thurman (in a 2014 decision loss). Thurman out-boxed him but couldn't knock him out. I think I can make a big statement in the division if I can stop him, as I did with Chris Algieri."
Spence-Bundu will be airing directly after NBC's broadcast of the Olympic men's basketball gold-medal game and will be the inaugural fight at the open-air venue in Brooklyn, which seats 5,000 people.