Promoter Lou Dibella feels that Kell Brook wants ‘no piece’ of Errol Spence Jr.
Errol Spence was dominant vs. Chris Algieri on Saturday night (Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)
By Chris Robinson
On Saturday night, April 16, inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, undefeated welterweight contender Errol Spence Jr. scored the biggest and perhaps the most electrifying victory of his career in stopping former champion Chris Algieri in the fifth.
Spence (20-0, 17 KO’s) was simply to precise and powerful for Algieri (21-3, 8 KO’s), who never could get into the fight. Spence dropped Algieri in the fourth and twice in the fifth before referee Benjy Esteves Jr. waived the contest off.
The final left hand that Spence rocked Algieri with was as powerful and accurate as any that he threw in the fight. With the victory, Spence elicited the praise of promoter Lou Dibella, who spoke at the post-fight press conference.
Spence is the #1 ranked welterweight in the world according to the IBF, yet Dibella feels the organization’s champion, Kell Brook, will look to avoid the fight.
“I think Kell Brook wants no piece of him, honestly,” stated Dibella. “I was a little shocked tonight. I thought he was going to win. I have a lot of respect for Chris [Algieri] and I’ve known him since he was a little kid. Chris has never gotten steamrolled. No one has ever run over him like that, ever.”
Algieri was defeated twice before Spence, by Manny Pacquiao in November of 2014 and Amir Khan this past May, yet he lasted the distance against each man.
“Is there anyone in this room who thinks [there is] anyone who would be a prohibitive favorite over him?” asked Dibella.
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