Errol Spence Jr. could be one of the most vulnerable undefeated boxing champions in recent memory, but not because of anything that happened inside the ring. And we won’t know his level of danger until he takes a punch.
Spence will saunter into his bout with Danny Garcia on Saturday night having gone about 15 months since his last fight. A high-speed car crash last October dealt a physical blow and possibly a mental one to the IBF and WBC welterweight title holder.
If Spence is the same man who beat Shawn Porter in his previous outing, before his personal life went awry, he will be expected to take care of Garcia with ease. But the potential of him being off his usual game adds intrigue to the event.
Betting odds reflect a Vegas house belief that Spence is just fine — the 30-year-old will be a heavy favorite at AT&T Stadium. Being at a prime fighting age likely helps his standing there.
In any case, the Spence vs. Garcia battle should offer an illuminating look at the future of the welterweight division. Here’s what you need to know to watch the matchup live:
What time is the Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia fight?
Date: Saturday, Dec. 5Main card start time: 9 p.m. ETLocation: AT&T Stadium
Errol Spence Jr.’s return to the ring is scheduled for Saturday night at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. He will meet Danny Garcia sometime around midnight ET depending on the pace of earlier fights on the card.
Spence has not competed in more than a year because of his 2019 car crash that caused broken bones. Garcia last fought in January, when he defeated Ivan Redkach by unanimous decision.
Spence’s last appearance was a win against Shawn Porter; Garcia’s last loss came at the hands of Porter.
Spence vs. Garcia live stream: How to watch fight
TV channel: Fox Sports PBCLive stream: Fox Sports app
Fox has full control of broadcasting rights for Errol Spence Jr. vs. Ryan Garcia in the U.S. The network is making the main card available for purchase on TV and via online streaming.
Most TV cable packages will have the Fox Sports PBC pay-per-view channel, while most smart devices will carry the Fox Sports app for streaming purposes.
How much does the Spence vs. Garcia PPV cost?
The Fox Sports pay-per-view event costs $74.99 in the U.S. and is available for purchase on TV and through the Fox Sports streaming app.
Spence vs. Garcia betting odds
Errol Spence Jr. is considered at least a -400 favorite by most betting institutions. That means to win $100 on a Spence victory, one would need to wager $400.
Errol Spence Jr. career boxing record
Nationality: AmericanBorn: Long Island, NYHeight: 5’9 1/2″Reach: 72″Total fights: 26Record: 26-0, 21 KOs
Danny Garcia career boxing record
Nationality: AmericanBorn: PhiladelphiaHeight: 5’8″Reach: 68 1/2″Total fights: 38Record: 36-2, 21 KOs
Spence vs. Garcia fight card
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia, 12 rounds for Spence’s IBF and WBC welterweight titlesSebastian Fundora vs. Jorge Cota, 12 rounds at junior middleweightJulio Ceja vs. Eduardo Ramirez, 12 rounds at featherweightJosesito Lopez vs. Francisco Santana, 10 rounds at welterweightMiguel Flores vs. Isaac Avelar, 10 rounds at junior lightweightFernando Garcia vs. Juan Tapia, 8 rounds at featherweightFrank Martin vs. TBA, 8 rounds at lightweightVito Mielnicki Jr. vs. Steven Pulluaim, 6 rounds at welterweightBurley Brooks vs. Marco Delgado, 6 rounds at super middleweight