Garcia-Spence May Wait Until 2019
While Mikey Garcia and Errol Spence’s potential matchup for the latter’s IBF welterweight crown may be one of the biggest fights that can be made for 2018, Showtime Sports boss Stephen Espinoza may need to keep that fight on ice until 2019.
Espinoza explained in an interview with Boxing Scene that due to a potential WBC heavyweight title showdown between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury in November being a pay per view, Garcia and Spence, also a potential PPV property, will be on hold until next year.
Espinoza explained to BoxingScene.com on Tuesday – ”It’s an interesting dilemma because once you start getting close to the holidays, you start to get nervous with peoples attention – not to mention their wallets, whether that money and attention is being diverted for the holidays.”
“As it stands now, it looks like any pay-per-view that would be in December would be the third of three and sandwiched after Wilder-Fury and before the holidays, it’s not the most advantageous at that point,” pointed out Espinoza.
”Both Errol and Mike really want to get a fight before the end of the year but I also realize that they’re both smart enough to realize you don’t force something just on a desire to go at a certain point on the calendar. On pay-per-view you have to do it when the market is right.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene