Errol Spence Jr vs Mikey Garcia
IBF welterweight champion, Errol Spence Jr (24-0), makes the 3rd defence of his title, defends the belt in his home state, takes on 4 weight world champion, Mikey Garcia (39-0). Both fighters are highly ranked, but Mikey Garcia, a heavy underdog, the former featherweight champion, a much smaller fighter than Spence. Garcia moves from lightweight to welterweight, dares to be great.
The fight starts off tentatively, Spence throws a lot more punches, throws the jab early, but Mikey defends well, lands some counter punches. Spence seems to settle down a lot better than Garcia, as he does all the work in rounds 3 and 4, uses his reach, and Mike struggles to get his shots off.
Spence is clearly the stronger and more aggressive fighter in the mid rounds, as expected, and he also continues to make good use of his reach, and Garcia is unable to out box him, unable to find the range to land decent punches often.
Garcia keeps trying to find a way to turn it around in the late rounds, but Spence continues to be on the front foot, sustains his work rate, and Garcia can't rally.
Spence boxes a technically brilliant 12 rounds, as well as bullying the smaller fighter.
Garcia loses a one sided fight, but despite the size disadvantage, is the first fighter to take Spence the full 12.
Spence wins a shutout on all 3 cards, even gets an extra point for a very one sided round, beats Garcia by UD.