Olympian southpaw Errol “The Truth” Spence, Jr., 20-0 (17), of TX, scored several knockdowns in stopping former WBO super lightweight champion Chris Algieri, 21-3, (8) of Huntingdon, NY, at 0:48 of the sixth round when referee Benjy Esteves, Jr., called a halt.
In the opening round it was all Spence. In the second round Spence had an even bigger round hurting Algieri who spent most of the round covering up. In the third round Algeri had a better round but not good enough to win it. In the fourth round Spence dropped Algieri with a left to the chin. In the fifth round Spence scored a pair of knockdowns forcing referee Benjy Esteves, Jr., to call a halt. The first knockdown Spence grabbed Algieri behind the head as Algeri pulled away Spence scored a big left dropping Algieri. A straight lead left hand to the chin dropped Algieri again.
WBO Cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowaci, 26-0 (16), of Walcz, Poland, retained his title in his first defense scoring four knockdowns over former two-time Cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 28-8-1 (13) of Philadelphia, PA, over twelve rounds.
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In the opening round it was almost too close to call. Glowacki landed his lead let to the head while Cunningham used his jab. In the second round Glowacki dropped Cunningham with a left to the chin. Cunningham found himself down on the canvas shortly after for a second knockdown. It looked like Gowacki used his right forearm and then bumped heads to set up the straight left to drop Cunningham. The second knockdown was landed on the top of Cunningham’s head. In the third round Cunningham drove Glowacki into the ropes with a flurry of punches. Cunningham came back to take the round.
In the fourth round Glowacki landed a combination to the head and body forcing Cunningham to grab him into a clinch. Other than that it was a cat and mouse kind of a round. In the fifth round started using his jab against the southpaw champion. Glowacki was warned by referee Arthur Mercante, Jr. for the second time for hitting behind the head. In the sixth round Glowacki landed several combinations while Cunningham stopped using the effective jab he had in the previous round. Due to a head butt Cunningham came out of it with swelling over his right eye. Cut-Man Buddy Osborn kept the swelling down enough for the fight to continue.
In the seventh round Glowacki landed back to back hits to the back of Cunningham’s head without warning from referee Mercante. Cunningham is landing well to the mid-section. Then another and referee once again says “that’s second warning, one more and I’m taking away a point. In the tenth round what looked like a slip warning was coming from Mercante but he looked to the non working referee who ruled knockdown. Cunningham landed an overhand right to hurt Glowacki. The knockdown was from a right forearm to the chin of Cunningham.
In the eleventh round Cunningham landed a hard right to the mid-section of Glowacki hurting him. In the twelfth and final round Cunningham hurt Glowacki with a right hand to the head. Glowacki came back late in the round dropping Cunningham for the fourth time. Cunningham got up in disgust as he keeps getting knocked down after doing so well up until then in the round.
Judge’s scored it 116-108 and two 115-109 scores and BCB had it 116-111 for Glowacki.