Errol Spence Jr. and former two-division champ Danny Garcia will still fight each other, but the date has been pushed back, but for good reason.
The bout was originally scheduled for Nov. 21 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angles. Now ESPN reported that it’s moved to Dec. 5 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which is the NFL stadium to the Dallas Cowboys. The fight will have a live audience as well.
With fans in attendance, you can expected a heavy pro Spence crowd as the IBF and WBC welterweight champion is a native of DeSoto, Texas.
“Every time Spence fights in front of his hometown fans, it is an unforgettable and energetic evening,” Tom Brown, president of TGB Promotions, who is staging the card said to ESPN. “We’re excited to be able to bring those fans this great matchup.”
Spence previously fought in that stadium in March of 2019 when he defeated Mikey Garcia in front of 47,000 fans.
Spence hasn’t fought since being in a terrible automobile accident in late 2019. Given all that he’s been through with the accident and now fighting in front of a hometown crowd, Spence is feeling extra motivated.
“It means even more because I’m going up against a great champion in Danny Garcia,” Spence said. “I know people are looking out to see if I’ve lost a step or won’t be at my best, but I’m 100% focused and everything is on point in training camp. I just can’t wait to go out there … and put on a show.”
As for Garcia, he’s looking to rejoin the list of current champions. He previously held titles at junior lightweight and he won the WBC welterweight title in 2016.
“This matchup is a megafight unification bout,” Garcia said. “It’s my opportunity to reclaim my spot at the top in this division and become a five-time world champion. Training and sparring has been going really well. I’m extremely prepared for this already, and it can’t get here soon enough.”
The fight will be broadcasted live on pay per view. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will sell tickets in seating “pods” in order for social distancing rules to apply. Everyone in attendance must wear masks.