The 18 year-old pugilist is definitely one to watch.
While we don’t know what the future holds for him, rising prospect Joey Spencer is definitely worth your attention.
Hailing from Liden, Michigan, the 18 year-old pugilist capped off his amateur career with a total of 100 fights; winning 90 and only losing 10. Of note are his two Junior Olympic Championships and seven National titles.
Since turning professional in February of this year, Spencer has kept himself busy. The young fighter has fought four times; winning two by knockout and two by technical knockout. He will also be stepping into the ring for the fifth time September 30 on the undercard of Victor Ortiz vs. John Molina Jr.
What makes him special?
Albeit against limited competition, Spencer, who fights at Super Welterweight, has shown the kind of early intangibles not many eighteen year old professional fighters possess. He approaches his fights with a calmness that transcends his age, has solid fundamentals, and works the body.
Spencer’s short leaping left-hook is a beauty. His positioning, subtle feints, and quickness make this punch possible. Furthermore, he packs enough power in the shot to drop his opponent; which he’s shown in previous bouts.
In his last fight against Bruce Lutchmedial, he also displayed the ability to fight at close quarters; breaking his opponent down with body punches. He would go on to knock Lutchmedial down with a left hook body-shot before finishing him with an overhand right.
Although his journey is just beginning, the sky is the limit for Joey Spencer. He will need to keep his eyes on the prize, continue to train hard, and hone his craft as he accomplishes greater things in the sport of boxing.
By: Cessell Robinson