Spence jr vs Garcia : Fight date, time, PPV price, how to watch, live stream.March 15, 2019 7:16am EDT March 15, 2019 7:00am EDT Boxing Here’s everything you need to know about the fight between IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and WBC lightweight titleholder Mikey Garcia.
Errol Spence Jr. (left) and Mikey Garcia (right) square off to announce their IBF welterweight title fight on March 16, 2018. (Getty Images).Two of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world do battle, as Errol Spence Jr. defends his IBF welterweight championship against WBC lightweight champ Mikey Garcia on Saturday, March 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
One year ago, the fight was nothing more than a pipedream. Before his lightweight title unification bout with Robert Easter Jr. in July, Garcia started bringing up the possibility of moving up in weight and challenging the man, who is perhaps the best 147-pound fighter in the world. At first, Spence was dismissive of the bout and told Sporting News during his conference call that he didn’t think too much about it. But Garcia brought it up more. That and the lure of it taking place at the largest stadium in the country, proved to be too much for Spence to pass up.
Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) had a stellar 2018. Last March, he moved up to 140 pounds and dominated Sergey Lipinets to capture the IBF title. Then, he went back down to lightweight and beat Easter to add the IBF belt to his collection.
Not to be outdone, Spence (24-0, 21 KOs), a 2012 Olympian, also fought two times in 2018, having stopped Lamont Peterson and Carlos Ocampo.
Boxing pundits and fans alike feel Garcia is biting off a little more than he chew and Spence should have an easy night at the office.
But can Garcia defy the odds and move up in weight to pull off the upset? Or does Spence prove that there are weight classes for a reason, while reinforcing why he’s one of the best in the fight game?
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia commences on Saturday, March 16. The main card begins at 9 p.m., with Spence and Garcia expected to make the walk to the ring for the main event at around 11:30 a.m.
Errol Spence and Mikey Garcia will fight at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Spence competes in his home state for the sixth time, while Garcia fights in the “Lonestar State” for the ninth time.
According to ProBoxingOdds.com, Errol Spence is a -500 favorite, which means you’ll need to bet $500 to win $100. Meanwhile, Garcia is a +348 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $348.