Born in Long Island, New York, and raised outside of Dallas, Errol Spence Jr. spent much of his youth on the football field before his father introduced him to boxing during his sophomore year of high school. Now 29, Spence has spent nearly half of his life in the ring and the notoriously grungy boxing gyms around the world but he saw boxing and its culture change drastically with the birth of his first daughter, Ivy, in 2015, followed by the birth of his second daughter, Violet, in 2017.
Since the birth of his first daughter, the undefeated Spence (24-0) has added another six victories, five of which were by KO or TKO, including an 11th-round knockout of Kell Brook in his hometown of Sheffield, England, to take the IBF welterweight title, followed by title defenses against Lamont Peterson and Carlos Ocampo. On Saturday, Spence will enter the ring in his hometown of Dallas for his third title defense, against undefeated Mikey Garcia (39-0), at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium, where Spence plans to put on a show for his family, his friends and his city.
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