Errol Spence Jr. Wins Unanimous Decision over Danny Garcia.
Errol Spence Jr. Entered the squared circle tonight for the first time in almost 444 days.
Elite fighters often take lengthy layoffs in between big PPV showdowns.
For Errol Spence, this abrupt vacation was not one of those leisurely breaks apart from the physically, and mentally taxing day to day of the fight game.
In October of 2019, ESJ was involved in a high-speed car wreck.
Harrowing footage of the accident shows a very expensive car losing control at a very extensive speed. Spence was projected through the windshield of his Ferrari, as the vehicle flailed in the air in a scene more fitting for a Nascar tragedy.
Amidst the collective prayers of the boxing community, Errol seemingly emerged unscathed. Apart from some gruesome tissue damage on his face and with several teeth missing.
When it was announced that he would make a complete recovery, the sports world rejoiced. When it was announced that he would be sticking to pre-Ferrari death wreck schedule, sticking to Danny Garcia as his opponent, many were skeptical.
Everyone interested had to flinch at the idea of such a quick return to the big stage barely a year after the accident.
The question on the minds of millions entered as the elephant in the room.
The Truth answers the big question
The elephant in the squared circle did not last long.
“The Truth” was hinted at early, and in typical Spence fashion, it became more apparent as the rounds flew by. Errol wasted little time in taming the metaphorical elephant of whether or not he is still the Errol Spence Jr. Prior to windshield ejection. They put all of his pieces back together, and seemingly added a lot of metal, as ESJ is just as bruisingly efficient, possibly even the best version we have seen yet.
Danny tried to focus on picking Spence off on his way inside, but Spence, with his amazing overall movement, seemed to constantly be there. By the time Garcia finds an open window for a shot, Spence has already closed the distance and set up in a phone booth.
At a suffocating distance, ESJ is working, at a brutal pace, almost always.
His work rate is tremendous and his engine is almost perpetually gaining momentum.
No matter what Angel and Danny could come up with, the persistent grind of their opponent's offense could not be derailed, or even slowed a bit as they were outmatched at every turn.
Even when coasting, ESJ stayed at the exact distance he wanted. By the time he did take his foot off the gas, Danny had too much respect for his foe and seemed too timid to open up as he had been smashed up by enough short power shots to know better.
Now we can get back on track, searching to answer the question that’s been lingering in the minds of the boxing world far before Errol Spence Jr. Stared the Grim Reaper down and returned with a new scythe.
The Real Question
With Errol terrifyingly back into prime working condition so quickly, the welterweight stars are finally aligning, and every fight fan has to wish upon the massive super fight on the horizon.
Terence “Bud” Crawford has continued to stake his claim near the peak of pound for pound mountain. Adding another proverbial icepick in the form of a beautiful counter that flipped Kell Brooks forward momentum into his own chin. As long as both these men continue to destroy everything in their path, their paths are destined to collide, hopefully in a unification bout, while both men are still undefeated and at the top of their game.
In his hometown, in front of a limited but lively audience including nemesis Bud Crawford, Errol Spence made a statement.
It will take a lot to stop Errol Spence Jr. If frisbeeing a supercar only took that much out of him, it is hard to comprehend what can stop the train that is rolling through welterweight.