LIVE RESULTS: Spence-Garcia
Stay Locked with FIGHT SPORTS with the live results of Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia’s battle for the IBF welterweight world championship.
IBF Welterweight Championship: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia:
Round One: The opening round saw both fighters looking to feel the other out, with neither fighter able to assert themselves.
Round Two: Spence would control more of the round, as he’d land more punches on Garcia, but not a dominant performance from the defending champion.
Round Three: Spence continuing to dictate the pace, while Garcia is still fighting defensively.
Round Four: Garcia showed more fire in round four, but Spence still utilizing the jab and maintain distance. The defending champion picked up the pace and tag Garcia with shots until the bell. Garcia landed a combination with less than 10 seconds left, but not enough to take the round.
Round Five: Spence again controlling the pace, but Garcia came with combinations and some solid shots, but being out pointed by the champion.
Round Six: Halfway through the fight and Spence piled the punches on the challenger, while Garcia would answer back with some clean punches.
Round Seven: Spence winning another round on points, while Garcia continues to swim upstream in the start of the second half.
Round Eight: More points being scored by Spence, while Garcia showing spots of brilliance while playing defense.
Round Nine: Garcia playing hurry up and wait as Spence maintained the pressure landing power combinations across Garcia’s face and body.
Round Ten: Garcia’s corner nearly stopping the fight, but Garcia implored his brother Robert to give him this round. Garcia continued to be battered by Spence, who would open up on Garcia. Spence landing more than 200 more punches than Garcia across the first ten rounds.
Round Eleven: The challenger coming out of the corner behind the eight ball and his team demanding he fight Spence on the inside. While the challenger would get inside, Garcia ends up being lit up by Spence as the Texan continued to hold his command of the fight.
Round Twelve: Spence would end the fight throwing over 1,000 punches towards Garcia, landing just over 326 over them on the challenger. A gallant effort by the challenger, but could not out-muscle or out-reach Spence to take the title.
Super Middleweight: David Benavidez vs. J’Leon Love:
Round One: The contentious co-main event sees Benavidez fighting for the first time since the WBC stripped him of the super middleweight title due to having cocaine in his system.
Benavidez in championship form in the first round, landing a flurry of punches and nearly sending Love down towards the end of the round. The 22-year old gained confidence the more the round went on.
Round Two: Benavidez rattled off a devastating combination that sent Love into the ropes, and followed up with another rapid fire attack on the 31-year old fighter, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
Benavidez taking the win in round two.
In the third fight, an unannounced fight between Lindolfo Delgado smothered James Roach in a first round knockout due to a body shot into one across the jaw.
In the second fight of the card, Luis Nery took on McJoe Arroyo, with Nery dictating the pace in the early rounds.
Nery landed quick punches in the second round, one clipping Arroyo and sending him to the canvas for the second time, feeling the full effect of his opponents punches.
What a debut for Nery, 4 knockdowns and TKO. Luis Nery putting us on notice.
— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) March 17, 2019
Under 40 seconds left in the third round saw Arroyo sent down for the third time in as many rounds, as Nery owned the pace of the fight.
The fourth round saw Arroyo dropped two more times in the closing moments of the round as Arroyo’s face would rise rapidly with bruising. In the corner, Arroyo’s team asked him if he wanted to stop the fight after the punishment, and then taking it into their own hands, giving Nery the stoppage win.
In the opening fight of the Pay-Per-View broadcast, 38-year old, Chris Arreola stopped the nine fight knockout streak of Jean Pierre Augustin in the second round.
Arreola was aggressive in the early going of the fight, scoring early and often on Augustin, who looked to draw Arreola in to wrap him up.
Arreola keept the pressure on Augustin in the second round, dropping the “Creole Kid” early on, and swarmed like a shark on Augustin, forcing the referee to stop the fight in the middle of the round.
Heavyweight: Chris Arreola Def. Jean Pierre Augustin with a TKO 2:03 of the second round
Bantamweight: Luis Nery Def. McJoe Arroyo via TKO 0:10 of the fourth Round
Super Middleweight: David Benavidez Def. J’Leon Love via TKO 1:14 into the second round.
IBF Welterweight Title: Errol Spence Jr. Def Mikey Garcia by unanimous decision. (120-107, 120-108, 120-108)