Spence retains IBF title
January 21, 2018 4:10 am
Errol Spence junior maintained his IBF Welterweight championship title after the referee called off the match before the eighth round as a technical knock-out today.
Spence and former two-division world champion Lamont Peterson stood toe-to -toe at the Barclays center in Brooklyn, New York in the United States of America as a fight to decide the IBF Welterweight title.
Spence says Lamont is a good fighter and he acknowledge his effort and strength in giving him a good fight.
“First of all I would like to thank Lamont Peterson for a good fight, he took this fight when everyone else turned it down and I know he is a good fighter, and never gives up.”
Meanwhile Lamont Peterson, could not continue with the fight as his father and coach called it off due to his swollen face.
Peterson was eager to continue but couldn’t go against the decision that was made for his own benefit.
“I will always respect his decision regardless, if he asks me to fight, I will and if he says not too than I won’t.”
Spence increased his record to 23 fights with 20 knock-outs and remains the IBF Welterweight champion of the world.