Barclays Center Quick Results – PBC on NBC

Barclays Center Quick Results – Saturday night, April 16th saw NBC air the Premier Boxing Champions series live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The WBO cruiserweight belt was on the line as champion Krzysztof Glowacki (25-0) faced former titleholder Steve Cunningham (28-7-1) in a twelve round feature bout. Glowacki was smaller in stature than his opponent, but it did not stop the southpaw from exchanging from the get go.

Glowacki had solid crowd support in Brooklyn, and round two saw him send Cunningham down to the canvas twice. Cunningham got up, but the starch had been taken out of him.

Glowacki settled in to counter-punch and though Cunningham had good exchanges, Glowacki answered back each time. Cunningham was in great shape as usual, but he was wearing down at a faster rate than Glowacki. In the end, Glowacki sent Cunningham down in the tenth and again in the twelfth to seal the deal and move to 26-0. Cunningham falls to 28-8-1.

The vacant WBC United States title is going home with light heavyweight Marcus Browne after a hard fought eight round bout against Radivoje Kalajdzic. Browne was credited with a knockdown in round one that appeared to be from a hit as his opponent had slipped. Kalajdzic battled back and appeared to be the aggressor in the second half of the fight. He knocked Browne down in round 6, but was bloodied in round seven by an accidental head butt. At the end, the judges gave a split decision to Browne, 76-74, 76-75 while the third judge had it going the other way, 76-74. Kalajdzic may be correct in thinking Browne benefitted from the hometown decision.

The main event saw Errol Spence Jr come out of the chute fast against Chris Algieri, A sound boxer who can certainly take a punch, Algieri was on the defensive because he could not get off before Spence. Round three saw Spence Jr settle into the fight, and he was putting rounds into the bank. Round four saw Spence Jr knock Algieri to the canvas. Algieri took the full time to get up, breathing deeply, and he appeared wobbly once on his feet. Algieri survived the round and perhaps frustrated, he pushed Spence Jr to the canvas as round four drew to a close.

Spence Jr came out in round five and he displayed another level. He took it to Algieri, sending him falling back to the canvas on the seat of his pants. This time, Spence Jr did not let Algieri off the hook as he caught him on the ropes and sent him to the canvas again with a flurry. The ref stepped in as Algieri sat on the canvas. Spence Jr takes the next step in his development, becoming the first fighter to stop Algieri.

The complete live event featured eight fights total. In key undercard fights, light heavyweight Mario Barrios got to 15-0 with a comfortable eight round UD over veteran Edgar Gabejan and undefeated featherweight Heather Hardy advanced to 16-0 after stopping Anna Donatella Hultin (8-3 now) in the fourth round of their eight round bout. The stoppage came at the 2:48 mark.

Check out The Boxing Channel video “PBC on NBC Results – Spence Jr Stops Algieri in 5”.

COMMENTS

-Radam G :

C-Al fought with fright -- punkified immobilization -- instead of nervous fear (fire and feinting like a fox). In other words, dude did not relax and box. E-Spence's mirage of seeming to be the next coming of SRR or SRL continues. But mark my word. If he goes after Kell "Special K" Brook, he will lose clearly. As Texan Don Curry did back in the day to Jamaican-Brit Lloyd Honeyhan. And the Long Island-born Jamaican E-Spence Junebug is nowhere close to the razzmatazz of the lazy "Lone Star Cobra" Curry. Holla!


-brownsugar :

Enjoyed the show, Glowacki's focus, resolve, resilience, and assassin-like, ambush-counter punching tactics enabled him to prevail against the gallant charge of a veteran boxer that has a penchant for hitting the canvas (in multible fights) at the most inopportune times. But the fight was full of drama and heart, I appreciated the effort put forth by both men. These guys had me applauding from my couch. Carry-on Cunningham. The second fight threw a bit of shade on an otherwise stellar show. Marcus Brown should have been DQ'd for hitting a man down. ....but instead he was rewarded with a knockdown. I don't want to knock a young fighter too hard (the ref committed a ghastly and eggregious error whose verdict should be appealed) but Brown has to get a grip on some consistency and learn to keep focus on the goal, which is to win. A fighter can't start off boxing superbly in the early going, then wrecklessly switch into hero mode by going toe to toe because he's underestimated the competition or took a good shot from an underrated opponent. Don't get mad get even Emotion is good as well as it is entertaining but it's not a luxury that a fighter can indulge in unless he's prepared to pay for the physical expense in the gym that's associated with extracting his revenge and absorbing the often subsequent rally from the opponent. I hate to see fighters enter the ring like they have a wealth of skill and stamina only to have their six digit check bounce in the second half of the fight as he flails and scrambles for survival the way Marcus did. I seen this happen to Marcus early in his career against vastly unheralded competition. But it's obvious he still has work to do.... Kovalev, Ward, Steven, or even Degale (who mentioned fighting a lightheavyweight titlelist) would consume this kid like a 25 cent bag of chips after a heavy workout. Guys like Floyd, Evander, and Hagler came into the ring literally ready to go 15 or twenty rounds. Without that kind of personal philosophy, a fighter will never leave his mark on the sport. The most impressive thing I heard Erroll Spence say after the fight when the announcer asked him when he would get back to working on his next fight. tells you all you need to know about Spence. "Two or Three Weeks". He said in his slow Texas drawl without batting an eye ..." First I gotta recover from training". Two or three weeks? I thought he would say "two or three months". No Jamaican cruise for this kid. But the fact that he wants to get back to work this soon and secondly the fact that he vividly remembers the pain from training camp much more than the pain of being in a fight is the best self promoting commentary I've heard from a fighter in quite a while. Fighting Spence is like fighting a version of James Kirkland that posses a brain, meticulous boxing ability and three times the stamina. Did anybody see the 72 classic " GlenGary, GlennRoss" starring Lemon, Woods, and Baldwin? They fly in hotshot salesman Alec Baldwin to give a peptalk and a training seminar to a beleaguered realestate firm to help pump up sales. Baldwin says "I'm going to teach you the A, B, C's of sales.... As the underacheiving real estates agents lean in for the hidden knowledge guaranteed to grow their pay checks, Baldwin shouts " Always Be Closing, Always Be Closing, Always Be Closing!!!" And that what Spence does better than anybody in the business, " he always be closing ". Closing the distance in an orderly disciplined manner that forces his opponents to watch his every move Closing in on the point at which contact MUST be made, you either run fight him off or suffer the consequences. Closing out the fight....resistance is futile. his opponent has already lost, he just don't know it yet. Spence is always looking for a definitive conclusion. ...survival is not an option. Chris showed a substantial amount of resistance at the start of the fight. The same type of resistance a thick tree branch shows when it's shoved into a would chipper. The blades grind to a halt for a fraction of a second, then, as they bite into the wood and gain momentum, you can hear the high pitch squeal of the gears and blades revolving faster and faster until the wood is instantly pulverized and reduced to a pile of sawdust. Oh ye boxers who run out of gas Midway through the fight (Marcus Brown, Jesse Hart, Adrian Broner) All ye that have to take rounds off, get the ref involved, and hug like you are at the Senior prom slow dancing with you girl for the last time before she flies off to college. Find out what this man is doing so you to.....can learn how to fight with sustained intensity for the entire fight like this man does. I had to break my self imposed radio silence to comment on the magnificent job this kid did on PBC last night.


-stormcentre :

Good post. Welcome back. I was wondering if Spence's (predicted) win would bring you back out of the woodwork. :) :)


-brownsugar :

Good post. Welcome back. I was wondering if Spence's (predicted) win would bring you back out of the woodwork. :) :)
Thanks man, Spence is a treat to watch, not too many boxers have the total package, strength conditioning along with the technical smarts to insure a positive result. Euybov is another one I like. He fights like a Russian Aaron Pryor. If he can get away with his high pressure, volume hooking style against the big dogs, he will most certainly become another Eastern Bloc main attraction. Don't have the time to post as I used to, but I still enjoy reading your highly astute comments (along ) with the rest of the TSS guys when I get a chance. Great comment on Spence.


-King Beef :

Good to see you back B-Sug, and Spence is getting better and better each time out. I agree that he has taken the time to be well rounded, which is gonna make him tough for anybody to get by. ( luv the body work and his dedication and belief in it) I hope Brook/Thurman or whoever does step up, it may be to their benefit to try to pick Spence off before he seals up whatever little holes he may have in his game, but I got a funny feeling we are gonna start hearing the A side B side, not enough interest in the fight excuses start.


-Radam G :

Good to see you back B-Sug, and Spence is getting better and better each time out. I agree that he has taken the time to be well rounded, which is gonna make him tough for anybody to get by. ( luv the body work and his dedication and belief in it) I hope Brook/Thurman or whoever does step up, it may be to their benefit to try to pick Spence off before he seals up whatever little holes he may have in his game, but I got a funny feeling we are gonna start hearing the A side B side, not enough interest in the fight excuses start.
Sorry King Beef! But none of the top guns have a fear or fright of the Long Island-born Jamaican-Texan. Dude does not have razzle dazzle shots or sizzling footwork. He fought a karate/kick-boxer dude, who didn't start boxing until he was 24 or 25 years old. E-Spence was supposed to look good to the blind, his cheerleaders, his groupies and hopers. The scrap was a setup gift to Fam Spence from tsAH. I know what time it is. Boxing is a hardcore bytch bitnezz [$?€] that will expose anyone perpetrating a fraud. E-Spence should dance with Sadam "WORLD KID" Ali next. They are both Empire-State born kids of emigrants. No hate! But somehow E-Spence and The World Kid think that they are entitled. Holla!


-King Beef :

Sorry King Beef! But none of the top guns have a fear or fright of the Long Island-born Jamaican-Texan. Dude does not have razzle dazzle shots or sizzling footwork. He fought a karate/kick-boxer dude, who didn't start boxing until he was 24 or 25 years old. E-Spence was supposed to look good to the blind, his cheerleaders, his groupies and hopers. The scrap was a setup gift to Fam Spence from tsAH. I know what time it is. Boxing is a hardcore bytch bitnezz [$??] that will expose anyone perpetrating a fraud. E-Spence should dance with Sadam "WORLD KID" Ali next. They are both Empire-State born kids of emigrants. No hate! But somehow E-Spence and The World Kid think that they are entitled. Holla!
Perhaps, but if Spence wants to be the best then he should be doing exactly what he is doing; trying to get these top guns in ring, although some don't seem very interested, and don't dump on Chris so quick RG, weren't you the one saying Algieri was going to dismantle Spence, and John Jackson's diet and Chris' nutrient knowledge was gonna have Chris performing like a beast?? Me personally, give me a sound fundamental base before razzle dazzle any day. That body work and fundamentals will give some people trouble. He had no problem doing what a few other "top guns" couldn't do, so for me it was a good solid step up win. The kid Spence hardly seems to think he is entitled (but I don't know him personally so I can't really make that call). He may or may not be ready, but there is only 1 way to find out.


-brownsugar :

Good to see you back B-Sug, and Spence is getting better and better each time out. I agree that he has taken the time to be well rounded, which is gonna make him tough for anybody to get by. ( luv the body work and his dedication and belief in it) I hope Brook/Thurman or whoever does step up, it may be to their benefit to try to pick Spence off before he seals up whatever little holes he may have in his game, but I got a funny feeling we are gonna start hearing the A side B side, not enough interest in the fight excuses start.
You can count on it King Beef, except PBC has way too many top rated welterweights, ...AL Haymon is going to sit these guys down and make em' draw straws at gun point, I can see them looking around the room nervously, sweating bullets, wondering whose gonna walk that last green mile. Lol Even better, let's see what Vargas, Crawford, Pistol, Pac, or Ali can do with the kid. It doesn't take a boxing afficianado to see that Spence is the truth. Spence vs Euybov being my dream fantasy bout that can actually happen ( look him up in your leisure time) Heck,....I wonder what weight class the "next Mayweather", the 17 year old high schooling pro Devin Haney is in? Anyway. I must be dreaming, they don't want that work .....only in a perfect world.


-King Beef :

You can count on it King Beef, except PBC has way too many top rated welterweights, ...AL Haymon is going to sit these guys down and make em' draw straws at gun point, I can see them looking around the room nervously, sweating bullets, wondering whose gonna walk that last green mile. Lol Even better, let's see what Vargas, Crawford, Pistol, Pac, or Ali can do with the kid. It doesn't take a boxing afficianado to see that Spence is the truth. Spence vs Euybov being my dream fantasy bout that can actually happen ( look him up in your leisure time) Heck,....I wonder what weight class the "next Mayweather", the 17 year old high schooling pro Devin Haney is in? Anyway. I must be dreaming, they don't want that work .....only in a perfect world.
It will be interesting to see who he draws next, and yes Spence still has some tightnening up to do, but I think he is the real deal. I will check Euybov out, and I have been hearing about Haney, I didn't know he had turned pro already.


-Radam G :

Perhaps, but if Spence wants to be the best then he should be doing exactly what he is doing; trying to get these top guns in ring, although some don't seem very interested, and don't dump on Chris so quick RG, weren't you the one saying Algieri was going to dismantle Spence, and John Jackson's diet and Chris' nutrient knowledge was gonna have Chris performing like a beast?? Me personally, give me a sound fundamental base before razzle dazzle any day. That body work and fundamentals will give some people trouble. He had no problem doing what a few other "top guns" couldn't do, so for me it was a good solid step up win. The kid Spence hardly seems to think he is entitled (but I don't know him personally so I can't really make that call). He may or may not be ready, but there is only 1 way to find out.
What top gun has he fought? The Longstar State Rude Boy is just shootin' his mouth, mon [sic]! Rasta Tex dude ain't gon' scrap wif no top gun. And I never said that C-Al would "dismantle Spence." That is not my syntax. I said that an unafraid Algieri would expose E-Spence. But will probably lose a close or gift decision. It ain't difficult to find what I said. I'm 100% consistent. And I don't buck dance, bullsyet and run like a punkified bytch when I'm wrong. I don't mind eating crow, because I know what I know. And there is no need to put on a bulljive show. Holla!


-King Beef :

What top gun has he fought? The Longstar State Rude Boy is just shootin' his mouth, mon [sic]! Rasta Tex dude ain't gon' scrap wif no top gun. And I never said that C-Al would "dismantle Spence." That is not my syntax. I said that an unafraid Algieri would expose E-Spence. But will probably lose a close or gift decision. It ain't difficult to find what I said. I'm 100% consistent. And I don't buck dance, bullsyet and run like a punkified bytch when I'm wrong. I don't mind eating crow, because I know what I know. And there is no need to put on a bulljive show. Holla!
As far as I am concerned, Algieri is his best step up win, that's why I said if he wants to be the best he has to "keep trying" to get the top guns in the ring. I could be wrong, but I think the kid is hungry and wants to challenge himself...why wouldn't he. You can see your colorful prediction under the "Spence Jr vs Algieri Brooklyn Bound" post, I rather enjoyed your bomb tech analogy...there is nothing wrong with eating crow my friend, I respect it when its done; because we have all made gotten it wrong at 1 point.


-The Good Doctor :

Anyone get the feeling that Algieri may have had his "Buster Douglas" moment when beat Provodnikov? He has been markedly below average since then. Granted his competition has been a little steeper but it appears that since Ruslan we have seen what he actually is and that does not appear to be very good.


-Radam G :

As far as I am concerned, Algieri is his best step up win, that's why I said if he wants to be the best he has to "keep trying" to get the top guns in the ring. I could be wrong, but I think the kid is hungry and wants to challenge himself...why wouldn't he. You can see your colorful prediction under the "Spence Jr vs Algieri Brooklyn Bound" post, I rather enjoyed your bomb tech analogy...there is nothing wrong with eating crow my friend, I respect it when its done; because we have all made gotten it wrong at 1 point.
Don't believe the hype. The Jamaican-Tex ain't no cowboy. He is a Rude Boy, mon [sic]! Hehehe! And he wants a free trip to the top. Dat suckas has followed "The Yellow Brick Road" straight to the Land of Oz on up to the Emerald City. And he has gotten pity. And from the one and only humbug because behind that curtain is no less than tsAH. E-Spence has clicked his boxing boots three times, and finds himself in the arenas to fight stiffs, novices, cadavers and a frighten-arse karate/kick boxer dude. E-Spence is a big welterweight. So why is he fighting a bone-thin lightweight/light welterweight great novice who has never beaten even a small welter. People around here are always talking about size. I want to see E-Spence fight a good or great boxer from lightweight up. It won't be pretty for him IMHO! Sparring with dope-headed, wino Broner doesn't count. Holla!


-Radam G :

Anyone get the feeling that Algieri may have had his "Buster Douglas" moment when beat Provodnikov? He has been markedly below average since then. Granted his competition has been a little steeper but it appears that since Ruslan we have seen what he actually is and that does not appear to be very good.
Somewhat! But the karate/kickboxer dude's gift decision was no "Buster Douglas' moment." Douglas actually kayoed Iron Mike after that long count. C-Al got an Empire State gift decision over tSR. And it has been a curse for him. He should go back down to light welterweight or back to kick boxing. He has made his mark. Holla!


-Radam G :

As far as I am concerned, Algieri is his best step up win, that's why I said if he wants to be the best he has to "keep trying" to get the top guns in the ring. I could be wrong, but I think the kid is hungry and wants to challenge himself...why wouldn't he. You can see your colorful prediction under the "Spence Jr vs Algieri Brooklyn Bound" post, I rather enjoyed your bomb tech analogy...there is nothing wrong with eating crow my friend, I respect it when its done; because we have all made gotten it wrong at 1 point.
Don't believe the hype. The Jamaican-Tex ain't no cowboy. He is a Rude Boy, mon [sic]! Hehehe! And he wants a free trip to the top. Dat suckas has followed "The Yellow Brick Road" straight to the Land of Oz on up to the Emerald City. And he has gotten pity. And from the one and only humbug because behind that curtain is no less than tsAH. E-Spence has clicked his boxinI g boots three times, and finds himself in the arenas to fight stiffs, novices, cadavers and a frighten-arse karate/kick boxer dude. E-Spence is a big welterweight. So why is he fighting a bone-thin lightweight/light welterweight great novice who has never beaten even a small welter. People around here are always talking about size. I want to see E-Spence fight a good or great boxer from lightweight up. It won't be pretty for him IMHO! Sparring with dope-headed, wino Broner doesn't count. Holla!


-King Beef :

Don't believe the hype. The Jamaican-Tex ain't no cowboy. He is a Rude Boy, mon [sic]! Hehehe! And he wants a free trip to the top. Dat suckas has followed "The Yellow Brick Road" straight to the Land of Oz on up to the Emerald City. And he has gotten pity. And from the one and only humbug because behind that curtain is no less than tsAH. E-Spence has clicked his boxinI g boots three times, and finds himself in the arenas to fight stiffs, novices, cadavers and a frighten-arse karate/kick boxer dude. E-Spence is a big welterweight. So why is he fighting a bone-thin lightweight/light welterweight great novice who has never beaten even a small welter. People around here are always talking about size. I want to see E-Spence fight a good or great boxer from lightweight up. It won't be pretty for him IMHO! Sparring with dope-headed, wino Broner doesn't count. Holla!
We will have to wait and see in due time if he is really "The Truth". He is travelling the same road as everybody else, aside from Porter (who has holes himself) Kell Brook's resume is not much better than Spence's, same goes for Thurman and Porter. Spence says he is ready, let him prove it. and as far as Algieri being scared..... I think Spence has a lot to do with that. but hopefully we will see Spence get a next level up guy soon


-Radam G :

We will have to wait and see in due time if he is really "The Truth". He is travelling the same road as everybody else, aside from Porter (who has holes himself) Kell Brook's resume is not much better than Spence's, same goes for Thurman and Porter. Spence says he is ready, let him prove it. and as far as Algieri being scared..... I think Spence has a lot to do with that. but hopefully we will see Spence get a next level up guy soon
It is going to be a short wait. I know a long history of his types. Another flash-in-the-pant coming of SRR, SRL and a mixture of "Sweetpea" Whitaker combined. E-Spence is worse than the young, red-hot Zab Judah, who was destroyed everything that he stepped up to da real real of the actuality of the hardcore reality of pro boxing. Holla!