Errol Spence Jr. Explains Why He Avoided Tune-up Fight After Car Accident
Errol Spence Jr. has spoken out on not wanting to ease his way back to action.
Spence was injured in a car accident back in October 2019. At the time, he was considered to be “seriously hurt.” Luckily for Spence, not only did he make it out alive but he will be returning to the boxing ring on December 5, 2020. Spence wasn’t interested in a tune-up fight as he will put his WBC and IBF Welterweight Titles on the line against Danny Garcia.
During a virtual media workout session, Spence discussed his reasoning for taking the fight with Garcia (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“I picked Danny Garcia because he’s a tough opponent with a granite chin. He’s always in tough close fights. He’s going to bring the best out of me. If I took a tune-up fight, I wouldn’t be as focused or dedicated as I am right now. I know Danny’s dad is pushing him to take my belts in my hometown. So I’m staying focused to make sure that doesn’t happen.”
Spence has gone undefeated up to this point. His record stands at 26-0 with 21 knockouts to his credit. He last competed back on September 28, 2019. Spence earned a split decision victory over Shawn Porter to retain his IBF gold as well as capture the WBC Title.
Spence vs. Garcia will air live on PBC on FOX PPV and on FIGHT SPORTS in over 30 countries worldwide. The action will be held inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Fans will be allowed in attendance at a reduced capacity.