Errol Spence Jr and Danny Garcia are ready to go for Saturday night’s FOX pay-per-view main event from AT&T Stadium in Texas, as both welterweights made weight today.
Spence (26-0, 21 KO) will be defending the WBC and IBF title against former two-division titlist Garcia (36-2, 21 KO). Bad Left Hook will be here tomorrow night at 9 pm ET with full coverage for the show, including round-by-round updates for all four fights on the broadcast.
Spence weighed in at 146½ for the fight, with Garcia just slightly higher at 146¾, both under the limit of 147. Both guys looked in great shape and sounded ready to go.
“I’ve been 100 percent focused, I’m ready to go come tomorrow night,” Spence said. “He’s a great champion, so beating someone like Danny Garcia means a lot. Me beating him after my accident, beating a guy with that type of resume and what he’s achieved, I think it’d just be great.
“It’s time to go. The weight is done, the hard work is done, now it’s time to fight,” Garcia said. “I’m bringing my A-game. I’m hungry, I feel great physically and mentally, now it’s just time to go.”
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: BadLeftHook.com
Rising junior middleweight standout Sebastian Fundora (15-0-1, 10 KO) takes on Ghana’s Habib Ahmed (27-1-1, 18 KO) in a 12-round fight. Fundora, 22, was originally supposed to face Jorge Cota, but Cota’s out and Ahmed was already training for a Dec. 12 fight, so he got the call for a big opportunity. Ahmed did challenge for a world title at 168 in 2018, though he did not do well. The 30-year-old away fighter came in at 152½ for this one, while the towering Fundora, who is 6’5” or 6’6” or 6’7” depending on what time of day you ask, came in at 153½, both under the 154 limit.
Veteran welterweights Josesito Lopez (37-8, 20 KO) and Francisco Santana (25-8-1, 12 KO) are set for a 10-round bout. The 36-year-old Lopez came in at 146¼, with Santana at 147¾; not clear if it was a hard 147-pound limit, but often non-title fights have a pound of wiggle room or so. Either way the fight is going to go on tomorrow night, and could be a good one. Both are scrappy, battle-tested guys, not elite fighters but always tough, and Lopez is more Santana’s size, unlike Jarrett Hurd in January, so it could really be a fun fight.
Featherweights Eduardo Ramirez (23-2-3, 10 KO) and Miguel Flores (24-3, 12 KO) will meet in a 12-round WBA eliminator. Julio Ceja was originally Ramirez’s opponent, but is out with COVID. Flores stepped in on short notice. Ramirez, 27, weighed in at 125¼, with the 28-year-old Flores at 125½, both comfortably under the 126-pound limit.