Errol Spence Jr vs Mikey Garcia Announced
While its been known for a few weeks, it has finally been confirmed that Mikey Garcia will jump two-weight divisions to challenge the IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr in March next year.
Spence Jr beat Kell Brook last May to win the IBF title, while Garcia is still the reigning WBC lightweight title and is a 4-weight world champion. Both fighters are unbeaten, Spence Jr unbeaten in 24 fights, Garcia has no blemishes in a 39-fight pro career.
Garcia faces a mammoth task in Spence Jr, not only in the obvious size difference, but his opponent is one of the very elite in the sport. While the fight with Garcia isn’t what many in the sport would prefer, Terrence Crawford would be most people’s choice of opponent, but Garcia brings the name and would enhance the profile of the IBF champion, which despite his obvious talents is badly needed.
OTHER FIGHTS ALSO ANNOUNCED:
Jermall Charlo vs. Willie Monroe, Jr. and Jermell Charlo vs. Tony Harrison; Dominic Breazeale vs. Carlos Negron,Saturday, December 22, 2018, 8:00 PM ET on FOX. Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Jose Uzcategui vs. Caleb Plant, Sunday, January 13, 2019, 8:00 PM ET on FS1. Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles
Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez; Adam Kownacki vs. Gerald Washington, Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8:00 PM ET on FOX. Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Miguel Flores; Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. John Molina Jr., Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8:00 PM ET on FOX. Los Angeles
Anthony Dirrell vs. Avni Yildirim, Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 PM ET on FS1. The Armory, Minneapolis
Shawn Porter vs. Yordenis Ugas, Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8:00 PM ET on FOX. Las Vegas
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia, Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9:00 PM ET on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View. AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Lamont Peterson vs. Sergey Lipinets, Sunday, March 24, 2019, 8:00 PM ET on FS1. MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD
Caleb Truax vs. Peter Quillin, Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10:00 PM ET on FS1. The Armory, Minneapolis
Danny Garcia vs. Adrian Granados, Saturday, April 20, 2019, 8:00 PM ET on FOX.