ERICK BONE IMPRESSES IN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHT AGAINST WELTER CHAMP SHAWN PORTER
NY BOXER TOOK FIGHT ON 24 HOURS NOTICE
Boxing is a funny business business. Sometimes, even when you lose, you win.
So it was on Friday night, when 26-year-old Ecuadorean junior welterweight Erick Bone showed the world that he is a world-class talent and willing warrior.
Bone, who lives in Queens, NY, and is managed by Eli Mackay, was stopped in round five by former world champion Shawn Porter on Spike TV.
Viewers saw Bone having some success against Porter, and that surprised some who knew Bone accepted the fight on 24 hours notice.
In round two of the fight, Bone, who is signed to advisor Al Haymon, sprained his right knee. He fought for three rounds, then, on one knee.
“I won’t make any excuses. But I want people to know I will be back, on TV, and I will be ready for a summer fight,” said Bone (16-2).
Mackay said he is proud his boxer stepped up a weight class, on such short notice. “He fought on one knee,” Mackay marveled. “A doctor said it was good the fight ended because Erick’s knee could have been seriously hurt. But it’s just a sprain. Bottom line, Erick is a real talent and will make noise at junior welterweight!”