A challenging 2020 for boxing is set to end with several huge bouts in December, with one of the top picks being Errol Spence Jr.'s defense of the WBC and IBF welterweight championships against former two-weight world champion Danny Garcia in Arlington, Texas.
The undefeated champion hasn't fought since Sept. 28, 2019, when he added the WBC edition of the title to his IBF strap by claiming a split decision over Shawn Porter, the man who beat Garcia to claim the vacant belt in 2018.
Shortly after the Porter fight, Spence was involved in a car accident which led to minor injuries and a DWI charge. He cannot wait to get back to what he does best between the ropes after the incident combined with the COVID-19 pandemic kept him away for so long.
"It means even more because I'm going up against a great champion in Danny Garcia," Spence said. "I know people are looking out to see if I've lost a step or won't be at my best, but I'm 100 percent focused and everything is on point in training camp."
It is a main event initially set for Nov. 21 in Los Angeles, but will now take place close to the champ's current hometown of DeSoto, Texas, with a limited number of fans allowed in for the show.
"This matchup is a megafight unification bout," Garcia said. "It's my opportunity to reclaim my spot at the top in this division and become a five-time world champion.
"Training and sparring has been going really well. I'm extremely prepared for this already, and it can't get here soon enough."
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia fight date, start time
- Date: Saturday December 5
- Time: 9 p.m. ET
The main PPV card is set to commence at 9 p.m. ET. Main event ring walks are anticipated for around midnight ET, depending on how long the undercard runs.
Spence vs. Garcia TV channel, live stream
- U.S.: FOX PPV
- U.K.: Premier Sports
Fans in the U.S. can order the fight via FOX Sports PBC on many major cable and satellite providers. It can also be streamed on the Fox Sports app via Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Xbox and other streaming devices.
Meanwhile, Premier Sports will be carrying the show for viewers in the U.K.
Spence vs. Garcia PPV price
The Spence vs. Garcia pay-per-view fight is $74.99 in the U.S.
Where is the Spence vs. Garcia fight?
The fight night will be staged at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas — the home of NFL's Dallas Cowboys. This will allow as many as 11,000 fans to attend under COVID-19 guidelines, something that has been carried out at Cowboys games so far this season.
Errol Spence Jr. record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: Long Island, NY
- Height: 5'9 1/2"
- Reach: 72"
- Total fights: 26
- Record: 26-0, 21 KOs
Danny Garcia record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: Philadelphia
- Height: 5'8"
- Reach: 68 1/2"
- Total fights: 38
- Record: 36-2, 21 KOs
Spence vs. Garcia full card
- Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia, 12 rounds for Spence's IBF and WBC welterweight titles
- Sebastian Fundora vs. Jorge Cota, 12 rounds at junior middleweight
- Julio Ceja vs. Eduardo Ramirez, 12 rounds at featherweight
- Josesito Lopez vs. Francisco Santana, 10 rounds at welterweight
- Miguel Flores vs. Isaac Avelar, 10 rounds at junior lightweight
- Fernando Garcia vs. Juan Tapia, 8 rounds at featherweight
- Frank Martin vs. TBA, 8 rounds at lightweight
- Vito Mielnicki Jr. vs. Steven Pulluaim, 6 rounds at welterweight
- Burley Brooks vs. Marco Delgado, 6 rounds at super middleweight