After greater than a 12 months away from the ring, unified welterweight world titlist Errol Spence Jr. returns to defend his WBC and IBF belts in opposition to Danny Garcia on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Spence (26-0, 21 KOs) defeated Shawn Porter in September 2019 and as talks have been heating up for his subsequent combat, Spence was involved in a one-car accident that left him hospitalized with lacerations on his face and damaged tooth. He was charged with driving while intoxicated. Spence was in a position to return to coaching in March, however there are loads of questions on his potential to take punches after the accident.
Garcia (36-2, 21KOs), is a former junior welterweight lineal champion and welterweight world titlist. He has misplaced his previous two makes an attempt to recapture a 147-pound belt in shut choice loses to Porter and Keith Thurman, however had a dominant efficiency in a one-sided victory over Ivan Redkach in January.
Within the co-main occasion, Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora takes on Habib Ahmed in a WBC junior middleweight eliminator. Fundora (15-0-1, 10 KOs) has two victories to date in 2020, a unanimous choice over Daniel Lewis in February and a sixth-round KO in opposition to Nathaniel Gallimore in August. Ahmed (27-1-1, 18 KOs) changed unique opponent Jorge Cota this week after Cota tested positive for COVID-19.
Additionally on the PPV undercard, Josesito Lopez (37-9, 20 KOs) takes on Francisco Santana (25-8-1, 12 KOs) in a welterweight battle, and Eduardo Ramirez (23-2-3, 10 KOs) faces Miguel Flores (24-3, 12 KOs) in a WBA featherweight eliminator.
Ben Child offers recaps and evaluation from the motion because it occurs.
Battle in progress: Burley Brooks vs. Marco Delgado, 6 rounds, tremendous middleweights
Nonetheless to come back:
Title combat: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia, 12 rounds, for Spence’s WBC and IBF welterweight titles
Sebastian Fundora vs. Habib Ahmed, 12 rounds, WBC junior middleweight eliminator
Josesito Lopez vs. Francisco Santana 10 rounds, welterweights
Eduardo Ramirez vs. Miguel Flores, 12 rounds, WBA featherweight eliminator
Isaac Avelar vs. Sakaria Lukas, 10 rounds, featherweights
Vito Mielnicki Jr. vs. Steven Pulluaim, 6 rounds, welterweights