Errol Spence Shall Rule Bundu! Premier Boxing Champions Coney Island Preview
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Coney Island, NY (August 21, 2016)– DiBella Entertainment, NBC Sports Network, Premier Boxing champions and Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, New York, will present an exciting seven bout card of men’s and women’s boxing on Sunday, August 21, 2016, featuring the 12 round welterweight fireworks bout between Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence and Leonard ‘The Lion’ Bundu.
In the main event, rising welterweight southpaw Spence, 20-0 with 17 knockouts, Desoto, Texas, is predicted to win by seventh round knockout or stoppage over Leonard Bundu, 33-1-2 with 12 knockouts, Toscana, Italy. Spence is 26 years old to Bundu’s 41 years old. Bundu will try to win, creating a fireworks slugfest war of sorts, but in reality he is too old to defeat the talented young Spence. This matchup is not yet a true test of Spence’s natural ability as a fighter. Should be an exciting bout while it lasts-which might not be very long.
Female featherweight Shelly Vincent, 18-0, Providence, Rhode Island, is predicted to win by 10 round majority decision over Heather Hardy, 17-0, Brooklyn, New York, two minute rounds. The vacant World Boxing Council International Female Featherweight title is at stake. There are only five knockouts between the two highly regarded female. If this bout ends in a knockout, it could go either way. The decision could go either way. In the end, the win will go to the female fighter who wanted this win a bit more than the other. This is a long anticipated female matchup. Hardy is 34, while Vincent is 37. Neither has fought for a significant world title. Vincent seems more the candidate to challenge Amanda Serrano is she wins than Hardy. One female should emerge as the better fighter. Could be either.
Southpaw featherweight Claudio Marrero, 20-1 with 14 knockouts, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is favored to win over 13-0-1 Derrick Murray, Saint Louis, Missouri. Marrero went 12 rounds in a WBA world title but. Murray’s record is padded and has not fought anybody. Marrero is favored by sixth or seventh round stoppage.
Julian Sosa Win 6 Rene Marquez, Super Lightweights
Joseph Williams TKO 5 Chris Harris, Cruiserweights
Chordale Booker Win 4 Brandon Philips Black, Super Welterweights
Leonardo Chavez KO 2 Abraham Nova, Super Featherweights
Ford Amphitheater is located at 3052 West 21st Street on the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York. Doors open 2:30 P.M. on Sunday August 21, 2016, with the first bout at 3 P.M. Advance online ticket prices are $35 gallery and promenade, $75 promenade, $95 and $145 orchestra, and $145 ringside via Ticketmaster.com or Vividseats.com. The Ford Amphitheatre box office is closed on Sunday.
Metered parking is available on most side streets, check parking signs for Sunday rules. Public transportation accesses Coney Island Brooklyn via the subway system of New York City. Take the Q, N, D or F train to Stillwell Avenue Coney Island. Walk down Stillwell Avenue towards the beach boardwalk. Once on the boardwalk turn right and walk along the boardwalk to the Amphitheater. By Bus, take the: B36 to Surf Avenue/West 21st Street; take the B64 to Mermaid Avenue and Stillwell Avenue; take the B68 to Mermaid Avenue and Stillwell Avenue; take the B74 to Mermaid Avenue/West 21st Street; take the B82 to Mermaid Avenue/West 17th Street; or take either of the express buses from Manhattan, the X28 bus or X38 bus, to Surf Avenue/West 21st Street.