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The Big Question: Who wins Errol Spence Jr vs Danny Garcia?

Errol Spence Jr will be the favorite, but is there reason to be concerned? Is Danny Garcia a live dog?

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Last week’s Big Question was whether or not you planned to buy the Tyson-Jones pay-per-view. 78 percent of those responding said no, but we’re a niche web site with a lot of huffy elitists, too. Interest was definitely there based on web traffic all over the place during the weekend especially. People were wild for it. I think my favorite thing was reading social media comments upset about the scoring of the main event being a draw when it was just so obvious to everyone that Tyson won the fight nobody was trying to win.

This week we have another pay-per-view event, this one $25 more expensive but there won’t be any YouTubers declaring their God-like boxing skill or NBA players kind of embarrassing themselves or old guys going between 40 and 70% speed. This Saturday, PBC presents their final PPV of 2020, as Errol Spence Jr returns to defend the WBC and IBF welterweight titles against former two-division titleholder Danny Garcia.

We’ll have our say staffers make their picks on Friday at Noon ET and much more on the bout in the days to come, leading to live coverage on Saturday. But today we want to hear from you, because most of you are probably every bit as good at picking winners as we are the majority of the time anyway, and what’s a community without the people?

Spence (26-0, 21 KO) would have been a heavy favorite against Garcia (36-2, 21 KO) had this bout taken place in January as originally scheduled, but Spence is fairly lucky to even be alive after a horrific car crash last October, a few weeks after he beat Shawn Porter to unify these two welterweight belts.

How to Watch Spence vs Garcia

Date: Saturday, Dec. 5 | Start Time: 9:00 pm ET
Location: AT&T Stadium - Arlington, TX
Stream: FOX Sports PPV | TV: PPV (US) / Premier Sports (UK)
Online Coverage:

But even in January, Garcia was not an opponent to take lightly. Never has been. Yes, he’s got two losses, but both were very competitive, and he has held belts at 140 and 147. He’s a crafty, smart boxer who doesn’t get himself in trouble often, has some pop — particularly in his counter left hook — and has been on the world title level for nearly a decade now.

We don’t know how Spence is going to look in the ring. He is saying the right things, he looks good in terms of his conditioning and all that, his interviews are the same as ever, really. But not only has he been out of the ring for 14 months, we just don’t know what physical or mental toll that crash really took on him until the bell sounds and we see him in action.

Will Errol stay unbeaten and keep his claim as the top welterweight in the sport alive, or will Danny Garcia pull an upset and score what would be a career-best win, at least on paper right now? I frankly expect a landslide result here, but I am curious as to how many people have worries about Spence going in.

Your call!


Who wins on Saturday, Errol Spence Jr or Danny Garcia?

This poll is closed

  • 73%
    Errol Spence Jr
    (1172 votes)
  • 26%
    Danny Garcia
    (430 votes)
1602 votes total Vote Now

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