Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey - Unbeaten prospect Joey Spencer (14-0, 10 KOs) delivered a fifth-round knockout over Limberth Ponce (18-5, 11 KOs), landing a clean right hook that ended their super welterweight contest.
"He's a game fighter and he came to win,” said Spencer. “I planned to look sharp and I used my previous experiences to help me in this fight. The punch I needed was there in the end.”
The rising prospect Spencer began the fight patiently, looking to work off his jab and mix in an explosive lead left hook. He also sought to target Ponce’s body, landing 26 body shots throughout the fight. Spencer held an overall 60 to 19 advantage in punches landed.
Spencer broke through in round five, staggering Ponce with a combination in the opening moments of the fight. Later in the round, Spencer hurt Ponce with a powerful left hook that wobbled his opponent and signified the fight could be over shortly.
As Spencer continued to rush his beleaguered opponent, he would eventually land a booming right hook that put Ponce down hard, prompting referee Eric Dali to halt the bout 1:24 into the round.