Errol Spence Jr. returns after more than a year away from the ring to take on boxing veteran Danny Garcia for the unified welterweight championship. The hugely anticipated welterweight match-up will mark Spence Jr.’s first fight following his horrific accident that took place back in November 2019.
Soon after his emphatic win over Shawn Porter, Spence Jr. was involved in a single-vehicle accident where he was charged with DUI and suffered severe injuries. Fortunately, he did not suffer any fracture. Despite that, many fight fans believe that Spence Jr. might not be the same boxer we have come to love and adore.
The horrific accident that Spence Jr. was involved in could have a huge impact on his mentality. However, the “Truth” has stated that while it’s common for people to think on those lines, he can’t wait to prove everybody wrong. This is easier said than done, as Spence Jr. will have to be his 100% in order to get past someone like Danny Garcia.
Danny Garcia is a former unified light-welterweight champion. He has also held the WBC welterweight title and is currently on a two-fight win streak. He holds an impeccable record of 36 wins with just two losses. These two losses have come over former champions in the form of Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman.
Errol Spence Jr. is known for his durability inside the ring. While it will be interesting to see how much has his body recovered from the horrific accident, the chances are that Spence Jr. is still the old fighter we have loved to adore for all these years.
He has the ability to control the pace of the fight. However, in any situation where he can’t dictate the pace, he never shies away from going deep and taking the fight head-on. He is an impeccable boxer with credible skills and an unorthodox style that always keeps his opponent guessing.
Danny Garcia is certainly the more experienced between the two. While he may not be a better boxer than Spence Jr, Garcia’s experience inside the ring could help him significantly get the edge on the judge’s scorecards. Garcia’s punching power and his solid chin give him an edge over Spence Jr. who has a lot to prove on his return.
Never count out a veteran. While Garcia can certainly create an upset, there’s a reason to believe that Errol Spence Jr. will have a hard time getting it done.
Winner: Errol Spence Jr. (Split Decision)