Errol Spence Jr. will likely take on Leonard Bundu in Coney Island
Errol Spence Jr. will try to make another splash in New York when he faces Italy’s Leonard Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) Aug. 21 in a world title eliminator. Splash is the operative word because Spence-Bundu is slated for the shiny new outdoor venue by the Atlantic Ocean– the Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York, multiple sources confirmed to RingTV.com. Spence-Bundu will headline a PBC on NBC Sunday night broadcast.
Spence, who was born in Long Island, was last seen demolishing former titleholder Chris Algieri in five rounds at Barclays Center in Brooklyn this past April. The performance stamped Spence (20-0, 17 knockouts) as a top welterweight contender; a win against the 41-year-old Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) would put him in line to challenge whomever emerges from the unification match between IBF champion Kell Brook and WBO titleholder Jessie Vargas for September.
The Amphitheater is a gleaming, 5,000 seat, open-air roofed venue that is supported in part by Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, the same company that runs Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders and is in charge of the restoration of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island. The venue officially opened on Saturday with a performance by Ziggy Marley and will hold its first boxing event with Spence-Bundu.