Dallas native Errol Spence is London-bound. When the 2012 Olympic Games get underway, Spence will be representing the region -- and the country -- in the welterweight boxing competition. Spence is 5'9 and 152 pounds and relies on his speed in the ring. He's hoping that speed will take him all the way to the top of the winner's podium and that all-important gold medal.
Spence was the champion of the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials and is a three-time national champion amateur welterweight. He drew his inspiration to become a boxer from his father and Oscar de la Hoya. The 22-year-old is trained by Derrick James at Maple Avenue Boxing.
Spence will enter the Round of 32 preliminary fights and have his first bout on Sunday, July 29. If he wants to win the gold, he'll have to win five straight fights over the next two weeks.
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