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19th May 2020
By: BOXING GURU
Errol Spence Jr is set to face Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia in his comeback fight this fall to defend his IBF & WBA welterweight titles – that’s according to The Athletic reporter, Mike Coppinger.
Errol Spence (26-0, 21 KOs) and Danny Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs) were due to meet at the beginning of the year at the Los Angeles Staples Center, on Fox PPV. The fight was announced face to face in the ring after Spence’s tightly contested decision win over Shawn Porter last September.
Just 2 weeks later, Spence was involved in a horrific car crash in his Ferrari where he was flipped out of the vehicle and has been out of action since. Lucky to be alive, Spence announced on his first TV appearance since the accident, that he didn’t want a tune-up fight and wanted to get back in action ASAP. With the Coronavirus pandemic, his comeback has been delayed meaning extra recovery time and now seems ready to return to the squared circle.
The welterweight division is stacked right now but we haven’t had any major fights this year so this would be a great one for boxing fans to enjoy on its return to action. If the fight had taken place earlier this year, Spence would have been a big favorite but now with the unknown physical or mental effects of Spence’s accident, it sets up a mouthwatering clash.
With this fight in the works, it could pave the way for Manny Pacquiao and Mikey Garcia to fight which would be another big fight for the fans to enjoy. Garcia has been zoning in on Pacquiao for a while now and believes its the only fight that ‘makes sense’ at welterweight with both men being smaller than the rest and the Filipino holding that WBA title.
“You know, even though his body has developed into a solid welterweight, but he’s not as big, he’s not as tall. You know, very dangerous, very fast, very strong, but that’s probably the only fight that we’re OK with at welterweight. Even though I still think it’s a very dangerous fight, I think that’s the only one that we could probably agree to”. Said Robert Garcia.