Errol Spence confirms Garcia November fight date
Premier Boxing Champions is set to resume their fight cards with partner Showtime on Saturday night and then, with Fox Sports a week from now. And, on Friday afternoon one of their most prominent fighters made official that he will be back in the ring defending his unified World Welterweight Title November 21st.
WBC – IBF titleholder Errol Spence broke his own news on social media that the date for his PBC / Fox Sports Pay-per-View title defense with Danny Garcia will come on the third Saturday in November:
Done deal the King of the division BACK‼️ Nov.21st on Fox PPV vs @DannySwift ?…#Mandown #strapseason
— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) July 31, 2020
It has been widely reported for the last few months during the Covid-19 pandemic that Spence and Garcia would be fighting in a rescheduled bout later this year, when the sport resumed.
The two were originally to have fought in early 2020 until Spence was involved in a spectacular one car crash in Dallas in the middle of the night in October. Despite the car cartwheeling across a median and into an empty business parking lot and Spence being thrown from the vehicle, he reportedly suffered only a slight concussion and a hairline fracture jaw.
Spence only began full training early in 2020 before the coronavirus Mid-March shutdown of the sport.
Spence was last in the ring winning the Unified 147 lb. title with a 12-round impressive decision over WBC champ, Shawn Porter, in in September in Los Angeles.
The unbeaten former U.S. Olympian has an 26-0, 21 KOs record. And, he originally won the IBF version of the 147 lb. title in May of 2017. That’s, when he stopped England’s Kell Brook in the 11th round in Sheffield, England.
As for Garcia, the former World Junior Welterweight champ has had two previous unsuccessful attempts at winning a 147-pound world championship. He was beaten in two title challenges. First by WBA Champion Keith Thurman losing on decision in March 2017. Then, Porter beat him over 12 rounds for the vacant WBC 147 lb. belt in September, 2018.
It is further believed that the fight will take place in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater downtown. That’s where PBC and Fox will begin resuming their fight series together with August 8th welterweight showdown between Jamal James and Thomas Dulorme, as the main event.
Porter will be in action against Germany’s Sebastian Formella 2 weeks later at the same venue on August 22nd.
The Spence-Garcia battle could also be held in another location like Las Vegas or perhaps, his home state of Texas. That’s where Spence defeated former Undisputed Lightweight champion, Mikey Garcia, in a Fox Pay-per-View in March of last year.