Turns out champ vs. champ “superfights” in boxing can be just as one-sided as the ones we’ve seen in MMA! Errol Spence Jr (25-0, 21 KOs) dominated Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) to defend his IBF welterweight title, as the WBC lightweight champion’s first foray up to 147 lbs proved every bit as as lopsided as feared. Spence outlanded Garcia 345-75, jabbing him at will, crushing him to the body, and walking through any punches that Garcia did actually connect on.
More than 47,000 fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX saw a virtuoso showing from Spence, who won a shutout decision (120-107, 120-108, 120-108) and probably should’ve scored a TKO. Robert Garcia, Mikey’s brother and trainer, contemplated stopping the bout, but let it continue all the way.
Watch highlights of this beating in the video below.
“75 [punches] to 345, that tells the whole story.” - Joe Goossen— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) March 17, 2019
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Here’s our play-by-play of one of Spence’s best rounds:
Round 11 - More jabs by Spence. On the front foot. Big combination and Spence swinging hard shots. The onslaught continues. Garcia is getting dominated. Wicked body shot. Right hook. Spence is making Garcia a punching bag. Garcia with two decent punches but he needs a KO. Body shot, head shot. Spence pours on the punishment. I don’t know why this fight is still going on. 110-99 Spence.