After more than a year without a ring, welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. is back to defend his WBC and IBF belts against Danny Garcia on Saturday at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Spence (26-0, 21 KOs) defeated Shawn Porter in September 2019 and when talks got hot for his next fight, Spence was involved in a car accident that left him hospitalized with cuts on his face and broken teeth. He was accused of driving drunk. Spence was able to return to training in March but there are many questions about his ability to punch after the accident.
Garcia (36-2, 21KOs) is a former welterweight junior world champion and world welterweight champion. He lost his last two attempts to recapture a 147-pound belt in close decision-making to Porter and Keith Thurman, but had a dominant performance in a one-sided win over Ivan Redkach in January.
Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora competes against Habib Ahmed in a WBC Junior Middleweight Eliminator in the co-main event. Fundora (15-0-1, 10 KOs) has had two wins so far in 2020, a unanimous decision over Daniel Lewis in February and a sixth-round knockout against Nathaniel Gallimore in August. Ahmed (27-1-1, 18 KOs) replaced original opponent Jorge Cota this week after Cota tested positive for COVID-19.
Also on the PPV map, Josesito Lopez (37-9, 20 KOs) takes on Francisco Santana (25-8-1, 12 KOs) in the welterweight division, and Eduardo Ramirez (23-2-3, 10 KOs) takes on Miguel Flores (24-3, 12 KOs) in a featherweight WBA eliminator.
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Fight in progress: Burley Brooks versus Marco Delgado, 6 rounds, super middleweights
Still to come:
Title fight: Errol Spence Jr. versus Danny Garcia, 12 rounds, for Spence’s WBC and IBF welterweight titles
Sebastian Fundora versus Habib Ahmed, 12 rounds, WBC Junior Middleweight Eliminator
Josesito Lopez vs. Francisco Santana 10 rounds, world weights
Eduardo Ramirez versus Miguel Flores, 12 round, WBA featherweight eliminator
Isaac Avelar versus Sakaria Lukas, 10 rounds, featherweights
Vito Mielnicki Jr. versus Steven Pulluaim, 6 rounds, world weights