In a clash of unbeaten fighters, 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. will be back in the ring on Monday, Oct.14, as he faces off against fellow undefeated welterweight Emmanuel "Ice Cold" Lartey in the Golden Boy Live! eight-round co-main event of the FOX Sports 1 & FOX Deportes broadcast from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL.
Also added to this six-bout card are Spence Jr.’s Olympic teammate Rau’shee Warren of Cincinnati and undefeated Puerto Rican hot prospect Jeffrey Fontanez. In the previously announced 10 round super weltereight main event, Jermell "Iron Man" Charlo will challenge New York City southpaw Jose Angel "Silver Boy" Rodriguez.
The event will also feature a special guest appearance by boxing superstar and former World Champion Roy Jones Jr.
Errol Spence Jr. (8-0, 7 KO’s) is a 23-year-old versatile southpaw who has shown impressive power in his professional career. Hehas had a spectacular 2013 campaign thus far, winning all six of his bouts, with the last four victories coming via first-round knockout. On Oct. 14, the 2012 U.S. Olympian from Desoto, Texas will attempt to add to his winning streak.
A native of Accra, Ghana now fighting out of Brooklyn, NY, 32-year-old Emmanuel "Ice Cold" Lartey (16-0, 8 KO’s) has drawn positive comparisons to his home country’s greatest boxer, Azumah Nelson, for his style in the ring and remains undefeated in his eight-year professional career. A former Ghanaian and African Boxing Union Champion, Lartey’s two most recent bouts have seen him win by decision over fellow prospects Michael Anderson and Jonathan Batista.