In first fight since car crash, Spence defeats former world champ
Any questions left to be asked about Errol Spence Jr after a car crash that could have taken his life in October 2019 were well and truly answered on Saturday night, as he defeated former welterweight king Danny Garcia with a dominating performance over 12 rounds.
With scorecards 117-111, 116-112, 116-112, there was little doubt that Spence is now pound for pound player on the world circuit, as the demand returns for a shoot out between The Truth and Terence 'Bud' Crawford.
Crawford just happened to be front row for the fight.
In Garcia, Spence had an opponent he himself had acknowledged was a test he wasn't necessarily 'expected to win', a former world champion looking to show he could still fire with the best in the division. However for the first time in Garcia's career, the Philly fighter looked noticeably out fought. His other losses, against Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter respectively, could be argued he pushed and gave almost as good as he got, but not last night.
In Garcia's credit, his eye was almost completely swollen shut, yet he never completely deserted the fighter within him. He continued to try and trade, counter and out box Spence, but it just wasn't to happen. Errol Spence was too big, too dtrong and a better boxer that maybe some corners had given him credit for.
In his post fight, Spence stated he wanted to be out next Summer.
With names like Shawn Porter, a then world champion Kell Brook and now Danny Garcia, the welterweight accomplishments of Errol Spence Jr outweigh thouse of Crawford, who was the man to unify the division below. The fans want that fight, the fighters wanrt that fight, now it remains to be seen if it can happen.