Two of the perfect pound-for-pound boxers on this planet do battle, as Errol Spence Jr. defends his IBF welterweight championship in opposition to WBC light-weight champ Mikey Garcia on Saturday, March 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
One yr in the past, the combat was nothing greater than a pipedream. Earlier than his light-weight title unification bout with Robert Easter Jr. in July, Garcia began mentioning the potential of transferring up in weight and difficult the person, who is maybe the perfect 147-pound fighter on this planet. At first, Spence was dismissive of the bout and told Sporting News throughout his convention name that he did not assume an excessive amount of about it. However Garcia introduced it up extra. That and the lure of it happening on the largest stadium within the nation, proved to be an excessive amount of for Spence to move up.
Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) had a stellar 2018. Final March, he moved as much as 140 kilos and dominated Sergey Lipinets to seize the IBF title. Then, he went again right down to light-weight and beat Easter so as to add the IBF belt to his assortment.
To not be outdone, Spence (24-0, 21 KOs), a 2012 Olympian, additionally fought two instances in 2018, having stopped Lamont Peterson and Carlos Ocampo.
Boxing pundits and followers alike really feel Garcia is biting off slightly greater than he chew and Spence ought to have a simple evening on the workplace.
However can Garcia defy the percentages and transfer up in weight to tug off the upset? Or does Spence show that there are weight courses for a purpose, whereas reinforcing why he is among the best within the combat recreation?
This is all that you must learn about Spence-Garcia.
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When is the Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia combat?
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia commences on Saturday, March 16. The principle card begins at 9 p.m., with Spence and Garcia anticipated to make the stroll to the ring for the principle occasion at round 11:30 a.m.
How do I watch Errol Spence vs. Mikey Garcia?
You possibly can watch Spence vs. Garcia on Fox PPV.
The place is the Errol Spence vs. Mikey Garcia combat?
Errol Spence and Mikey Garcia will combat at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Spence competes in his dwelling state for the sixth time, whereas Garcia fights within the “Lonestar State” for the ninth time.
Errol Spence vs. Mikey Garcia betting odds
In keeping with ProBoxingOdds.com, Errol Spence is a -500 favourite, which suggests you may must wager $500 to win $100. In the meantime, Garcia is a +348 underdog, which means in the event you wager $100, you could possibly win $348.
Errol Spence report and bio
Title: Errol Spence Jr.
Born: March 3, 1990
Peak: 5-9 ½
Complete fights: 24
Document: 24-0 with 21 knockouts.
Mikey Garcia report and bio
Title: Mikey Garcia
Born: December 15, 1987
Complete fights: 39
Document: 39-0 with 30 knockouts.
Errol Spence vs. Mikey Garcia combat card
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