The IBF welterweight world champion will defend the title, when he takes Lamont Peterson in the Barclays Center, New York on Jan 20. Who will come out victorious of the two world class boxing opponents? Take the opportunity and check best Spence Jr vs Peterson tips.
Online sportsbooks in United States expect the fight to be one of the best matchups in the welterweight division on world level. The undefeated champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (22-0, 19 KOs) will make his first defense when he takes on former two-division champion Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) whose resume is filled with top class opponents. Our Spence Jr vs Peterson tips go with the idea that it will be a dogfight and the 27-year-old Spence Jr will face the true test when he gets squared with Lamont Peterson, the 33-year-old veteran.
Spence Jr vs Peterson Tips: Spence to win the fight?
(source: The Boxing Channel)
The 2012 US Olympian Spence Jr jumped on the road in his first title shot when he stopped Kell Brook in the 11th round after breaking the Brit’s orbital bone. Brook was the toughest opponent in Spence’s career, and the fight was held at Brook’s home town avenue, but Spence with his reputation of being one of smartest and deadliest fighters around was able to win Brook’s IBF Crown.
However his successful debut against Kell Brook was the only fight he had in 2017. He is starting the 2018 with a similar tough fight, and it seems his ambitions are growing further. With his strong and tricky southpaw stance Spence Jr was able to prevail in just the fourth round when he took down Brook. If he succeeds in steering the right cross punching against Peterson, he may have a good shot to win the fight.
Peterson a true test to Spence
According to online sportsbooks Peterson has a respectful career for his choice of quality opponents. He is a former world champion at 140 pounds. He last fought in February 18 in Cincinnati, beating David Avanesyan by unanimous decision. Yet he will be 11 months without a fight when he steps into the ring against Spence, and he will be coming off a sustained injury in his left shoulder roughly a year ago while training.
Although Peterson is confident he is physically and mentally better than ever, we opt for Spence, a southpaw, although it will be a dogfight for both opponents. If you wish to bet on the result of their bout, you can pick your winner at Unibet Sportsbook. The odds are in favorite of Spence Jr standing at 1.05, while the odds for Peterson are 9.00.