Mikey Garcia And Errol Spence Live Presser On FOX PBS Press Conference Saturday In Los Angeles And F
Undefeated IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KO's) from DeSoto, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, Texas faces off against Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KO's) from Ventura, California this Saturday, February 16,2019 at a live press conference in Los Angeles that will air on FOX from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles starting at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT.
AND On Tuesday, February 19, Spence and Garcia will square off at a press conference from AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys for their upcoming fight on March 16, 2019 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
"Errol Spence Jr. versus Mikey Garcia is one of the most intriguing fights of the year and having them face off before a live audience on network television is an unprecedented and unique way to build interest for this fight," said Bill Wanger, EVP of Programming, Live Operations and Research, FOX Sports. "We're excited to highlight these two undefeated fighters before they go toe-to-toe in the ring." "This is a historic occasion. I can't recall the last time, if ever, in my 30 years in the sport when there has been a press conference live on broadcast television,'' said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. "It's just further proof of the commitment that FOX has to the sport and the PBC boxers. It's also a win for the fans who tune-in because they will get a sneak peek at what awaits when these two champions step into the ring at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on March 16.'' "Spence vs Garcia is a more than a fight. It is an event that will determine who is pound-for-pound the best fighter in the world," said Richard Schaefer, Chairman and CEO of Ringstar Sports. "It is an event that transcends boxing. The legendary AT&T Stadium is the perfect host for this event, where two champions in the prime of their careers will put their records and their legacies on the line. On March 16, the world will be watching and witness one of the biggest events of our generation."
Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. will be defending his title against the undefeated four-division champion Mikey Garcia in a highly anticipated and historic showdown for pound-for-pound supremacy that headlines a Premier Boxing Champions on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View event.
The four-fight pay-per-view card will also include unbeaten former super middleweight world champion David Benavidez against veteran contender J’Leon Love in a 10-round showdown, undefeated former 118-pound champion Luis Nery facing former champion McJoe Arroyo in a 10-round attraction and Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola against unbeaten Jean Pierre Augustin for.
Garcia will be moving up two weight classes from his last fight to make history against Spence for the welterweight title in Spence’s hometown, Dallas, Texas. Garcia has moved up in weight before when he defeated Adrien Broner, who recently fought at Welterweight and lost to Manny Pacquiao.
Garcia also moved up in weight after the Broner fight when he defeated Sergey Lipinets for the IBF Super Lightweight title in San Antonio, Texas. He then went on to defeat Robert Easter, Jr. for the IBF and WBC World Lightweight titles.
As for Spence, he took the IBF Welterweight title from Kell Brook in Brook's hometown in England, and defended it against Lamont Peterson and Carlos Ocampo.
“We are proud to host a boxing match of this magnitude with Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia,” said Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones. “AT&T Stadium was built to house the greatest sporting events on the planet, and we feel we have another incredible boxing event on the horizon with this matchup in our building on March 16.”
“I can’t wait for March 16th. It doesn’t get bigger than this,” said Spence. “Fighting at AT&T Stadium in my hometown is a dream come true. If I beat Mikey Garcia the way I plan on beating him, I will be the guy in the sport. This is my year and Mikey isn’t going to stop me. I am training like this is the biggest fight of my life and I want to put on a great show for the fans and win convincingly.”
“In my career I’ve always sought to fight the best in boxing and this fight against Errol Spence Jr. is just that,” said Garcia. “I want to be known as one of the all-time greats and what better way to do that than to win a welterweight title and become a five-division world champion. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Errol and what he’s accomplished, but I fully expect to leave the ring at AT&T Stadium with the welterweight world title. This is a match that I’ve been looking forward to for a long time and I plan on giving the fans a performance they’ll never forget.”