‘I Got a Little Tired’ – Errol Spence Jr. Issues a Statement After His Massive Win Over Danny Garcia

Published 12/06/2020, 1:22 AM EST
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 is back with a bang. After more than a year out of the sport because of his horrible car crash, the undefeated welterweight champion has beaten Danny Garcia via unanimous decision; with a 116-112, 117-111, and 116-112 scorecard. The fight was the most ‘Errol Spence Jr’ fight you could think of. After completely controlling the fight for 12-rounds, Spence Jr spoke about his win.

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FRISCO, TX – JUNE 16: Errol Spence Jr. knocks out Carlos Ocampo in the first round of a IBF Welterweight Championship bout at The Ford Center at The Star on June 16, 2018 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The ’Truth’ started on the front foot and kept the pace throughout the fight. He showed very little signs of ring-rust or any other problems. The champion dominated a tough opponent in Garcia and made a big statement to the welterweight division.

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After the fight, Spence said, “It’s surreal, man. It’s been a dream of mine specially coming back from my accident, a year and half lay-off, and I think I looked pretty good. There was a little ring-rust in there, I got a little tired but I think I shook off the cobwebs and I’ll be willing to fight again in the summer-time.”

Thus proving how relieved he was about getting back in the ring.

READ: Errol Spence Jr. Reveals His Greatest Challenges Before Danny Garcia Fight

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Errol Spence Jr pays his respects to Danny Garcia after the fight

‘The Truth’ was also full of respect for his opponent and said he could not fight at this level if not for Danny Garcia. He said, “Danny Garcia pushed me to the limit. Especially in the training camp. You know I watched him, watched him train hard, and I’ve been watching him fight since I was an amateur. So I know what he brings to the table, and he’s a great champ man.”

TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 11: Errol Spence Jr. celebrates his victory against Chris van Heerden during their Premier Boxing Champions bout at the Ricoh Coliseum on September 11, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

What is more impressive is that this is his sixth straight win against former or current champions. So Spence Jr is now well and truly the A-side in the division, and it will be interesting to see what the summer holds for the unbeaten champion. At the rate he is going, he just seems to get better and better with each fight. What did you make of Errol Spence Jr’s comeback fight?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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