Errol Spence Jr is an American professional boxer, who is a unified champion and one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. The undefeated pugilist competes in the welterweight division and is the WBC and IBF champion.
As of January 2021, he is ranked #1 for welterweights on the Ring Magazine and TBRB ranking. Furthermore, he is ranked #5 on the Ring Magazine’s P4P list and on the TBRB P4P list. He goes by the nickname ‘The Truth’.
Spence Jr began his boxing career at the early age of 15 under the guidance of his father, Errol Spence Sr. Since then he has gone on to have a decorated amateur career and professional career.
In 2008, Spence Jr won the International Amateur Boxing Association world championships. He followed it up with three consecutive U.S. National Amateur Championships from 2009 to 2011.
Spence Jr also represented his nation at the 2012 Olympics after winning the Olympic trials.
Spence Jr turned pro in 2012 and has wasted no time in making a name for himself. In 2017, he beat Kell Brook and became the IBF welterweight champion of the world, and unified the division in 2019 by winning the WBC crown as well.
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According to BoxRec, Errol Spence Jr’s record stands at an impressive 27-0 with 21 knockouts. This gives the American a Knockout percentage of 77%. He made his debut against Jonathan Garcia in 2012 and won via third-round knockout.
The Southpaw has had memorable fights against the likes of Kell Brook, and Shawn Porter. He won the WBC title in the latter. Spence Jr also had famous fights against other big-name fighters in the form of Mikey Garcia and Chris Algieri.
In December 2020, Spence Jr defeated Danny Garcia after a dominant display in what was his first fight since his infamous car crash.
His victory meant that he has set up an interesting year in 2021 for boxing. Many have tipped him to take on fellow champion Terence Crawford in a mega-fight.
Errol Spence Jr has done a fair bit to give back to his local community. During the global COVID-19 pandemic, Spence Jr was seen distributing supplies along with trainer Derrick James.
He has also volunteered to hand out food at the Salvation Army rehabilitation center in Dallas.
According to wealthypersons.com, Spence Jr is worth a reported $8 million as of 2021. His primary source of income is from his boxing fights. ‘The Truth’ earned $1 million for his fight against Kell Brook.
His stock is bound to rise in 2021 with the undefeated champion rumored to fight Terence Crawford and other big names.
His past Sponsors include BODYARMOR, AvianneJewelers, DUDE Wipes, and BEE BALD as seen on his Twitter post.
|Height||5’9 ½ “|
|Address/Residence||Desoto, Texas, USA|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|Achievements||Current IBF world welterweight champion, Current WBC world welterweight champion |
Former WBC Diamond welterweight champion