Deontay Wilder Expresses Excitement for Errol Spence Jr. vs Danny Garcia

Published 12/04/2020, 12:37 PM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 13: Deontay Wilder screams during a news conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo Theater at L.A. Live on January 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


Former Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is excited about this weekend. Unified welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. will take on two-division champion Danny “Swift” Garcia in a 12 round contest on PPV. Errol Spence Jr. makes his way back into the right after suffering a horrific car crash where Spence was rushed to the ICU.

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Errol Spence has great technique as a fighter, and Danny Garcia’s a great counter-puncher. Garcia is a small betting underdog for this match up. He only has two pro defeats as a professional- first to Keith Thurman in 2017 and then Porter in 2018, although some felt Garcia had done enough to win.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Referee Jack Reiss in in the ring with Erroll Spence Jr. after he defeated Shawn Porter in their IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Spence, Jr won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Errol Spence Jr. the favourite

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The fight takes place at the AT&T stadium, the home ground of the Dallas Cowboys, and will have fans in attendance. The event will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2020, with an expected 11,000 fans in attendance following all COVID-19 safety protocols.

This will be Spence’s first match since the accident last year and has a lot at stake for him. ‘The Truth’ has a record of 26-0 and 21 knockouts under his name in professional boxing. Fans will be looking to see how he looks on his return and what shape Spence may be in.

While Spence may be the favorite going into the fight, it will be interesting to see how the division plays out after the match up. A win for ‘The Truth’ would most likely see him matched up with Terrance Crawford, who is eager to get the fight.

Deontay Wilder excited for Errol Spence Jr. vs Danny Garcia

One fan may be Deontay Wilder. He went on to tweet his excitement for the fight. Wilder wrote, “Man I #CantWait for this fight.✊🏿Who y’all got? #SpenceGarcia #December5th #BombZquad”

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The former WBC champion, Deontay Wilder himself, is looking to get back in the ring following his loss to Tyson Fury. 

‘The Bronze Bomber’ experienced his first-ever loss in his professional career against Tyson Fury. The two first fought in December 2018, with the first fight being ruled a draw and Wilder keeping his title. However, Fury was not to be denied the second time, shocking the world with a 7th-round TKO victory over Wilder.

While there has been talk about a trilogy fight, the contest has never yet really materialized. With both sides, blaming each other for the delay, Wilder could face Dillian Whyte.

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Keith D'Souza is part of the Essentially Sports MMA writing team. Having followed the sport since 2013, some of his favorite fighters include Max Holloway, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, and Johny Hendricks. Keith also runs PureMMAIndia, a brand that promotes MMA over social media which aims at growing the sport in India.

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