Errol Spence Jr. vs Danny Garcia: World Welterweight Championship Preview

On December 5, 9 pm Eastern time, Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. will take on Danny “Swift” Garcia at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in the main event on pay per view.

This should be an electrifying fight featuring Champion Errol Spence Jr. who is defending his unified titles, holding the IBF and WBC belts in the welterweight division at 147 pounds. He’ll be fighting former champion in two weight classes in Danny Garcia.

Errol Spence Jr.

Errol Spence Jr was born on March 3rd, 1990 in Long Island, New York. His record is 26-0, with 21 knockouts. His last fight was on September 28th, 2019 versus Shawn Porter, where he won by split decision in a title unification bout.

It should have been unanimous with two judges scoring 116-111 in his favor, while the other judge scored 112-115 in favor of Shawn Porter.

Very early in the morning on October 10th, 2019, Spence crashed his Ferrari in Dallas at a high rate of speed, leaving him in critical condition. He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from his car. He was fueled with alcohol and later charged with a DWI. Saturday’s fight will be his first since that accident.

Welcome back, Errol Spencer Jr.

Danny Garcia

Danny Garcia was born in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 20th, 1988. His record is 36 wins and two losses, with 21 knockouts. He held titles in the light welterweight division, as well as the WBC welterweight division. Danny Garcia was cruising in his career winning 33 straight fights before his first loss vs Keith Thurman on March 4th, 2017 (split decision). His second loss came in 2018 vs Shawn Porter (unanimous decision). He’s on a comeback trail, winning two fights in a row, before entering Saturday night’s fight.

The fighters’ odds are Errol Spence Jr’s -550 to Danny Garcia’s +375. Although Spence is the favorite, look for this fight to go the distance with Errol’s southpaw style as opposed to Danny Garcia’s orthodox style. Spence has a height and reach advantage over Danny, 5’10” to  5’8″, and a reach of 72″ to 69″. ESPN has Terence Crawford as the number one in the pound for pound rating, Errol Spence is 4th. You don’t want to miss this one, this fight has the makings of being very entertaining. It’s power versus power.

Undercard bouts: ESuper welterweights Sebastian Fundora versus Habib Ahmed, welterweights Josesito Lopez versus Francisco Santana, and featherweights Eduardo Ramirez versus Miguel Flores.

 

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