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Spence Jr. TKO’s Algieri in the fifth round in New York

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Errol Spence Jr. was reportedly in the biggest fight of his life. Yet, he managed to do well.

He knocked out New York native Chris Algieri in the fifth round of their Premier Boxing Championship bout. The fight was televised live on NBC Sports.

Boxer Errol Spence Jr. and Chris Algieri exchange punches during their welterweight bout
Boxer Errol Spence Jr. and Chris Algieri exchange punches during their welterweight bout (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The fight was stopped 48 seconds into the fifth round with a knockout.

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“I thought it was going to be late to tell you the truth, honestly,” Spence Jr. said. “Algieri is a tough fighter and I didn’t think it would be in the fifth.”

Spence Jr. improved to 20-0 in his boxing career. He also has 17 knockouts in his career.

The 32-year-old Algieri suffered his third loss in his career — and the first time he was knocked out in a loss. Algieri’s previous losses came to Manny Pacquiao in November 2014, and then to Amir Khan in May 2015.

“I was talking to my coach — and I didn’t stick with each game plan,” Algieri said. “When you do anything halfway, it doesn’t work anyway.”

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The loss to Pacquaio was the only fight in his career that he did not fight in the state of New York. That fight was at the Cotal Arena in China — and four of his last five fights have come at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Spence Jr. hit Algieri and knocked him down in the fifth round. Then, when he saw that Algieri was injured, he went in to end the fight — and it wasn’t too much after that the fight was over.

Algieri was knocked down for the first time in the fourth round. Spence Jr. had three knockdowns in the fight.

“We saw in the previous fights that he went for the overhand — and when he did that, I met him with the left hook,” Spence Jr. said. “Every time he ducked, I hit him with the left hook. We saw that from watching him against Manny Pacquiao.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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