Spence Jr vs Heerden Info
Errol Spence Jr beat Chris van Heerden by technical knockout in the 8th round on Friday 11th September 2015 at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.
The fight took place over rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This was of the World Boxing Super Series.
Spence Jr vs Heerden stats
Errol Spence Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Chris van Heerden made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Spence Jr had a large advantage in power over Heerden, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Heerden's 52%.
Errol Spence Jr was the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Spence Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Heerden. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Errol Spence Jr & Chris van Heerden fought out of a southpaw stance.
Spence Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 year and 2 months later than Heerden, who’s first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 113 less professional rounds, 120 to Heerden's 233.
Spence Jr vs Heerden form
Spence Jr remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Phil Lo Greco on 20th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Samuel Vargas on 11th April 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Spence Jr's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.
Heerden's last 0 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of rounds, meaning that they had lasted 0 rounds on average.
What time did Spence Jr vs Heerden start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 4:00 am UTC at Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, Canada, which was 12:00 am EST or 9:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 5:00 am BST in the UK.