Written by: Hector Sanchez
Undefeated WBC and IBF Welterweight champion Errol Spence, Jr. (26-0, 21 KO's) will defend his titles against Danny Garcia (36-2, 21 KO's) on December 5, 2020 at the AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
The last time Spence was at the AT&T Stadium he soundly pounded Mikey Garcia (40-1, 30 KO's) around the ring. On that day, Spence had 47,000 people in the stands in one of the most exciting fights of 2019, but Garcia was no match for the Texas world champion.
This time, Spence goes against a slick Garcia, a former world WBC welterweight champion who has hand speed but not the punching power of Spence. Garcia lost his WBC belt to Keith Thurman in 2017 and was outworked by the rough and tough Shawn Porter in 2018 for the vacant WBC welterweight title.
Spence is not wasting time by taking any lesser opponents like Garcia and now will be stepping into the ring after surviving from a brutal automobile accident exactly one year ago today.
Spence, a hard hitting southpaw from DeSoto, Texas, is ready to put on a show for his hometown fans to prove he is the best in the welterweight division and the best is yet to come. This fight will prove to be one of the best of 2020 and Texas fans can't wait to see their champion return to the ring.
According to Derrick James, Spence's trainer, he was quoted as saying, "He’s been training since March, so what you’ll see is a guy who’s been preparing for a fight, not a guy who’s been training for six or eight weeks, but a guy who’s been training for months. We worked out the kinks and everything like that.”
At a recent virtual press conference Spence said "I didn't want any tune-up fights. I wanted someone who is tough and who could push me to the limit, so I can get back to being Errol Spence Jr. I'm going to give a great performance on December 5.
"It's up to me to make a big splash coming back from my car accident. Lesser opponents were for before I became champion. I finally got to the top, where I can fight the big names, so I'm not going backward. These are the guys I've wanted to fight forever."
"The accident just made me hungrier and even more focused. I have the same hunger now that I had before I won the title."
"It means everything to be fighting at home, especially with everyone going through the pandemic. I just want everyone who comes out to be safe and follow the protocols, and we'll make it a great night."
At the same virtual press conference, the confident Garcia said "On December 5, no stone will be unturned. We're going to give it 110% and take these titles from him in his hometown.
""My job is to fight. I can't go in there and worry about judges. They're going to do what they do. My job is to put in the work in the gym so that I'm ready on fight night. I have to go in there and win rounds and win the fight.
"I believe that I do everything great. I can bang inside and box. That's why I'm a three-time world champion. I've faced every style imaginable and I've come out on top."
The main event will be a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View mega fight which will have fans in attendance at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The fight begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and also will feature unbeaten super welterweight sensation Sebastian "The Towering Inferno" Fundora taking on Jorge Cota in a WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator in the co-main event.
The fight card will also include Josesito "The Riverside Rocky" Lopez and Francisco "Chia" Santana squaring-off in a 10-round welterweight fight, in addition to former champion Julio Ceja faces featherweight contender Eduardo Ramirez in a WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator to kick off the pay-per-view.
This super boxing event will have tickets sold in seating "pods" to maintain social distancing and follow other coronavirus guidelines. All in attendance will have to wear masks, according to the promoters.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, Man Down Promotions and DSG Promotions, can be purchased at SeatGeek.com, the Official Ticketing Provider of AT&T Stadium.