WBC and IBF welterweight king Errol Spence’s meeting with two-weight champion Danny Garcia has been moved back two weeks to December 5 to accommodate socially distanced fans at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The Fox Sports PBC Pay-Per-View will also feature Sebastian ‘The Towering Inferno’ Fundora (15-0-1, 10 KOs) against Jorge Cota (30-4, 27 KOs) in a WBC 154lbs title eliminator and Julio Ceja (32-4-1, 28 KOs) against Eduardo Ramirez (23-2-3, 10 KOs) in a WBC featherweight title eliminator as well as Josesito Lopez (37-8, 20 KOs) and Francisco Santana (25-8-1, 12 KOs) in a welterweight 10-rounder.
Spence (26-0, 21 KOs) was last seen outpointing WBC champion Shawn Porter to unify the welterweight crowns last September before being injured in a high speed car crash shortly afterwards.
“Having my comeback fight be in front of my hometown fans at AT&T Stadium is added motivation and a dream come true,” said Texan Spence. “It means even more because I’m going up against a great champion in Danny Garcia. 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 on December 5 and put on a show.”
Philadelphia’s Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs) added: “I’m very excited to get back in the ring. This is going to be my second fight of 2020, even though it’s been a crazy year with the pandemic and everything. I’m glad we’re finally getting back to where we were and that we’ll be able to bring this fight to the fans. This match-up is a mega-fight unification bout. 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. Come December 5, I will be crowned unified champion!”