A lot of people were doubtful about Paul Spadafora going up against a world ranked olympian contender like Solomon Egberime, but, SpadaforaÂ came out as the victor once again. The last fight SpadaforaÂ had with a strong contender like Egberime was againstÂ formerÂ WBAÂ champion Leonard Dorin in 2003. That fight resulted in a draw and Spadafora’s personal life seemed to take its downfall around that time as well.
From the start of the match you could tell it was a pretty evenly matched fight. Spadafora was always the aggressor coming out of the corner and after a couple rounds of feeling each other out, the real fighting began to happen. Towards the middle of the fight, both fighters landed some solid hits that slowing each other down. SpadaforaÂ at one point started bleeding around his right eye and it seemed like Egberime may have had a shot at winning the fight. SpadaforaÂ regained himself came out avoiding anymore heavy hits ultimately winning by a unanimous decision.
This was a huge win for SpadaforaÂ who is now currently rankedÂ 11thÂ by theÂ WBAÂ andÂ 17thÂ by the WBC. This means he may be only Â one fight away from a title shot. Rumors are now circulating that he could be in line for a fight withÂ PaulieÂ Malignaggi, the currentÂ WBAÂ welterweight champion from Brooklyn.
SpadaforaÂ now has his 2nd win in the ring after reuniting with trainer Tom Yankello and has been sober for the longest stretch as an adult. At the age of 37, SpadaforaÂ is looking great in the ring and his age is not showing to be a factor that is holding him back.
For now, stay tuned, and we will update you with the announcement of the next fight for SpadaforaÂ when details are released.