The unified welterweight title fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Danny Garcia has a new date.
Spence was originally set to defend his WBC and IBF welterweight titles against Garcia on November 21. However, it has now been moved to December 5 and will take place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In addition, fans will be allowed inside the venue though it’s unclear as of now how many exactly.
For Spence, it’s another opportunity to compete in front of his hometown fans, having retained his IBF title against Mikey Garcia back in March 2019.
“Having my comeback fight be in front of my hometown fans at AT&T Stadium is added motivation and a dream come true,” Spence said in a press release. “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.”
Garcia, meanwhile, will be looking to become champion again and cause the upset.
“I’m very excited to get back in the ring,” Garcia said. “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 matchup 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!”
This will be Spence’s first fight since his car accident late last year. He previously won the WBC welterweight title following a split decision victory over Shawn Porter in September.
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