Showtime Sports will continue to present recent bouts from its vast archive of championship fights every Friday night at 10 p.m. throughout the month of May. This Friday (May 1st) highlights two big Errol Spence fights: the time he became IBF welterweight champion by defeating Kell Brook, and his defense over Lamont Peterson. (Spence later conquered the WBC title as well).
The scheduled is as follows.
• Friday, May 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
o Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr.
o Spence vs. Lamont Peterson
Friday, May 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
o Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter
o Thurman vs. Danny Garcia
• Friday, May 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
o Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana I
o Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
• Friday, May 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
o Kostya Tszyu vs. Ricky Hatton
o Joe Calzaghe vs. Jeff Lacy
• Friday, May 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
o Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton II
o Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares II
Here is a synopsis of the the two Spence bouts:
Brook-Spence (May 27, 2017, Spence KO11) – Spence goes into enemy territory and takes the IBF Welterweight Title away from Sheffield, England’s own Brook in an all-action affair at Bramall Lane in Sheffield. Brook’s left eye is badly damaged from Spence’s powerful punches and that proves to be the deciding factor in the bout. By the end of round nine, Brook’s left eye is grotesquely swollen and in round 10, Spence drops Brook with a flurry of punches. The 27-year-old Spence pours on the pressure in round 11 and with Brook’s eye in serious condition, he takes a knee on his own accord. Brook gets up at the count of 9 but referee Howard Foster waves it off, much to the disappointment of the 27,000 fans in attendance.
Spence-Peterson (January 20, 2018, Spence TKO7) – Undefeated welterweight world champion Spence retains his IBF title with an impressive stoppage of former two-division champion Peterson. In his first defense since dethroning Brook, Spence outboxes a tough Peterson from start to finish, showcasing a wide array of skills, speed and power. The fight is ends prior to the start of the eighth round after Peterson’s trainer, Barry Hunter, calls for the stoppage.