A week after we got a less than stellar card topped by Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition fight, Saturday December 5th brings us a significantly higher level of boxing. Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. makes his return to the ring after a 15-month layoff and faces former two division champion Danny Garcia.
How to watch Spence vs. Garcia
The fight takes place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It airs on FOX Sports PPV with the main card getting underway at 9 p.m. ET. Spence vs. Garcia is likely to air around 11:30 p.m. The PPV will cost $74.95 and can also be streamed on the Fox Sports app.
Spence last fought in September 2019, winning a split decision over Shawn Porter to retain his WBC and IBF belts and improve to 26-0 with 21 knockouts. It marked his fourth defense of the IBF title and his first defense of the WBC title. He moved up as high as fourth in pound-for-pound rankings, and currently ranks fifth in The Ring Magazine pound-for-pound rankings.
A month after that fight, Spence was in a single car accident that resulted in him getting ejected from his car. He suffered no broken bones, but did have facial lacerations and spent time in intensive care. He was later charged and convicted of driving while intoxicated and received probation.
He faces a tough opponent in his first fight back. Garcia is 36-2 with 21 knockouts and has held championships as a junior welterweight and welterweight. He was unbeaten as a junior welterweight, and is 6-2 as a welterweight. He is currently the sixth-ranked welterweight at The Ring Magazine.
Spencer decision: -139
Spencer stoppage: +260
Garcia decision: +600
Garcia stoppage: +8000
To go the distance
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia, 12 rounds, for Spence’s IBF and WBC welterweight titles
Sebastian Fundora vs. Habib Ahmed, 12 rounds, junior middleweights
Josesito Lopez vs. Francisco Santana 10 rounds, welterweights
Miguel Flores vs. Eduardo Ramirez, 12 rounds, featherweights
Sakaria Lukas vs. Isaac Avelar, 10 rounds, junior lightweights
Vito Mielnicki Jr. vs. Steven Pulluaim, 6 rounds, welterweights
Burley Brooks vs. Marco Delgado, 6 rounds, super middleweights