Errol Spence Jr and his team had to find a very late in the game replacement for Roberto Garcia for Saturday's PBC on NBC fight, and they've managed to do a pretty good job, as Phil Lo Greco will step in for Garcia in Las Vegas. Nevada approved Lo Greco as the new opponent on Thursday.
Lo Greco (26-1, 14 KO) last fought on March 6, beating club fighter Rafael Cobos at the MGM Grand as part of a Friday Night Fights undercard. It was his first fight since a wide 2013 loss to Shawn Porter. Lo Greco, 30, is probably best known as a friend of Paulie Malignaggi, and has never been a serious contender. But despite the difference in the way they've recently been presented, neither has Garcia.
This fight is still about Spence (16-0, 13 KO), the 25-year-old southpaw welterweight prospect, who was arguably the most talented and advanced of the fighters on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. The two will fight in the co-feature bout alongside the Broner-Porter main event.