It looks like we’re waiting just a little bit longer to see Danny Garcia return to the ring.
It was announced that the title fight between Garcia and Errol Spence Jr. for the WBC and IBF world welterweight titles was moved back from November 21st to December 5th and from Los Angles to AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. That’s right, a Philadelphia fighter is fighting for the majority of the welterweight straps in Jerry World.
This move benefits Spence though, as he is DeSoto, Texas native and has fought in the venue before. He defeated Mikey Garcia (no relation) in front of 47,000 fans in 2019. The move and date were changed specifically to get as many fans in the building as possible. In boxing, the gate is incredibly important and without it, a fight of this magnitude in one of boxings premier divisions would likely be delayed into oblivion.
Garcia is a former unified and lineal junior welterweight champion and former WBC welterweight champion. He last fought Ivan Redkach in January to a unanimous decision victory. Garcia won methodically over the southpaw, getting in his rounds to prep for Spence Jr, another lefty and elite talent. Spence Jr. has not fought since the Mikey Garcia fight, after which he was injured in a one-car accident.
As of right now, the seating will be sold in “pods” and the guests will be under specific regulations in order to ensure social distancing. As of right now, the promoters have stated that masks will be required for all guests.