Errol Spence Going for the Gold
Weight Class: Welterweight/152 pounds/69 kg
Height: 5-9 Coach's Name: Derrick James
Club Name: Maple Avenue Boxing
Club Began Boxing: 2005
Who has been your biggest influence and why: My mother
How did you get involved in boxing: My dad and watching De La Hoya.
What is your greatest strength in the ring: Speed
THREE-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION
2012 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS CHAMPION
2008: U.S. Future Stars National Championships, dec. Wesley Padilla, Rock Springs, Wyo., 17-7, in the preliminaries; dec.Glen Tapia, Passaic, N.J., 13-10; dec. Leandre White, Detroit, Mich., 14-2, in the quarterfinals; lost by points to Greg Carter, Waterbury, Conn., +9-9, in the semifinals, Under 19 National Championships, dec. Travis Peterkin, 9-4 in quarterfinals; stopped Daniel Thomas, Concord, Calif. RET-2 (2:00) in semifinals; dec. Juan Healdez, Las Vegas, Nev., 10-5 in finals for 1st, 1st AIBA Youth World Championships, dec. Alex Theran, COL, 11-4 in preliminaries; dec. Makarov Taras, UKR, 15-1 in preliminaries; lost on points to Boturjon Mahmudov, UZB, 11-4 in preliminaries
2009: U.S. National Championships, dec. Eduardo Alicea, Cleveland, OH, 7-2 in the finals
2011: USA Boxing National Championships: 1st place, dec. Darwin Price Jr., Grambling, La., 10-3, in the second round; stopped Boston Salmon, Waianae, Hawaii, RSC-2, 2:49, in the quarterfinals; dec. Willie Jones, Charlotte, N.C., 21-12, in the semi finals; dec. Thomas Duquette, Waltham, Mass., 23-12, in the finals.