2018’s Fight Year Begins
2018 has a lot to live up to for boxing fans, 2017 delivered some great fights and big occasions, the plan is for 2018 to be as big if not bigger, and tonight is the first big fight of 2018.
Errol Spence v Peterson
Errol Spence defends his IBF welterweight title for the first time on Saturday night when he takes on former two-weight world champion Lamont Peterson at the Barclays Center in Brookln, New York. Spence claimed the title when he knocked out Kell Brook in Sheffield in May last year, taking his record to a thoroughly impressive 22-0 with 19 knockouts. His first defence is no easy one against Peterson (35-3-1) who held a WBA welterweight belt after beating David Avanesyan last year, but vacated it in order to challenge for Spence’s belt.
The fight is live on Boxnation from 1am, and the main event is expected around 3am UK Time.
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