Errol Spence Jr. (19-0, 16 KOs) is set to square off against former WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri (21-2, 8KOs) on April 16th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The welterweight bout, scheduled for ten rounds, will headline what is set to be an exciting night of boxing on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC.
The event will also see unbeaten WBO cruiserweight champion, Krzysztof Glowacki (25-0, 16 KOs), face former cruiserweight world champion, Steve Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs). Whilst undefeated light heavyweight, Marcus Browne (17-0, 13 KOs) takes on the unbeaten, Radivoje Kalajdzic (21-0, 14 KOs).
Spence Jr. is looking to take his career to another level on the night with a serious step up in competition. “I’m excited to be back again, fighting on NBC. This is a huge opportunity for me, to be this young and early in my career and headlining a primetime event, just the exposure alone,” said Spence Jr. “Of course, I’m happy to be fighting in Brooklyn at Barclays Center. New York City is known for putting on great fights, and this is going to be a big event with a big-name fighter. Chris Algieri has been in the ring with Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao, and Ruslan Provodnikov and he’s a former world champ. This is a big fight for me and a step up, but I plan to rise to the occasion. I’m going to handle him like I’ve handled all of my past opponents.”
Glowacki, who makes the first defense of his world title claims he will be providing the fireworks on April 16th. “I am so excited to come back to the US for a major fight,” said Glowacki. “I respect Steve Cunningham as a sportsman and as a man. He is a world class fighter and I know that he will be well prepared for me. I would like to thank my Polish promoters, my coaches, Al Haymon, Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing, and DiBella Entertainment. They gave me the opportunity to face Marco Huck for the world title last year and I knocked him out, doing what I promised. Come April 16, I will once again honor my promise and defeat Cunningham in spectacular fashion. Polish and American fans, be prepared for the return of Glowacki!”
Light heavyweight, Browne, is looking to show off his skills and make a name for himself on the big stage. “I’m ready to take this step up in my career. We are both putting our ‘0’s on the line and do what I’ve been taught to do,” said Browne. “This is the perfect time for this opportunity in my career and there is no better place than to do it at Barclays Center. To be able to win and make a statement on primetime TV from Barclays Center where it all really started for me will be a turning point and I can’t wait.”
Kalajdzic, a native of Bosnia, will look to make a name for himself when he fights in New York for the first time. “I am ready and excited to showcase my skills and power come April 16th,” said Kalajdzic. “I am happy to be part of such a huge card and to have the opportunity to fight on NBC and show the world I am one of the best 175 pounders in boxing.”