Errol Spence Jr. makes his long-awaited return to the boxing ring on Saturday evening for the first time since his horrific car accident in October 2019. Spence is set to defend his WBC and IBF welterweight world titles against former two-division champ Danny Garcia in a Fox pay-per-view main event.
Spence (26-0, 21 KO) is one of boxing’s brightest stars and biggest talents. A combination of his one-vehicle accident and the global COVID-19 pandemic has kept him out of the ring after a thrilling fight with Shawn Porter that stood out as one of boxing’s best in 2019. With the boxing world hoping to see a unification showdown between Spence and Terence Crawford, Spence will first have to get through a talented former champion in Garcia.
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Garcia (36-2, 21 KO) started his career 33-0 before losing two of his next three fights, decision defeats at the hands of Porter and Keith Thurman. He has since got back in the win column with wins over lower-tier opposition to place himself back in position to battle for a world championship. He is a former WBA and WBC junior welterweight champion and also held the WBC title at welterweight.
In the co-main event, Sebastian Fundora — the 6-foot-5 super welterweight — is back when he takes on Habib Ahmed at 154 pounds. Fundora was originally expected to face Jorge Cota, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week and was forced to withdraw. Ahmed has never fought lighter than middleweight. The fight was originally expected to be a title eliminator.
Plus, one of the toughest veterans in the game is back when Josesito Lopez takes on Francisco Santana at welterweight. Lopez has 20 career knockouts in 37 wins and is coming off a destructive finish of John Molina Jr. in September 2019 on the Spence vs. Porter undercard. Santana, meanwhile, has lost four of his last five fights against high levels of competition, including Jarrett Hurd, Abel Ramos and Jose Benavidez Jr.
Spence vs. Garcia card, odds
- Errol Spence Jr. -450 vs.Danny Garcia +350, WBC and IBF welterweight championship
- Eduardo Ramirez -440 vs. Miguel Flores +340, featherweights
- Sebastian Fundora vs. Habib Ahmed, super welterweights
- Josesito Lopez -330 vs. Francisco Santana +260, welterweights
- Isaac Avelar vs. Sakaria Lukas, super featherweights
- Frank Martin vs. Tyron Luckey, lightweights
- Fernando Garcia vs. Juan Tapia, featherweights
- Burley Brooks vs. Marco Delgado, super middleweights
- Vito Mielnicki Jr. vs. Steven Pulluaim, welterweights
How to watch Spence vs. Garcia
Date: Dec. 5 | Start Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: AT&T Stadium — Arlington, Texas
TV: Fox PPV — $74.99 | Stream: FoxSports.com — $74.99