- Errol Spence Jr UD-12 Danny Garcia (116-112, 116-112, 117-111) [Recap]
- Sebastian Fundora TKO-2 Habib Ahmed (1:30) [Recap]
- Josesito Lopez TKO-10 Francisco Santana (1:22) [Recap]
- Eduardo Ramirez TKO-5 Miguel Flores (0:20) [Recap]
Round By Round
Errol Spence Jr vs Danny Garcia
Round 1: Garcia comes out quick to center ring but Spence takes the aggressive stance and starts pressing Garcia. Jab from Spence falls short. Spence jabs to the body, then jabs upstairs. Spence tries to jab to the body twice more. Right hand lands downstairs for Garcia. Left hook to the body falls short for Garcia. Left hook from Spence makes partial contact. Double right hand comes from Garcia. Both fighters trade at center ring and land a shot. Left hand to the body doesn’t land clean for Spence. Garcia tries a counter right. Spence lands a straight left to the body. Spence jabs and lands to the body. Garcia tries his own body shot. Garcia gets in a right hand upstairs. Garcia slips a jab upstairs from Spence. I think Spence edged the first round. Spence 10-9.
Round 2: Garcia misses a jab upstairs Spence presses Garcia to the ropes and misses on a jab. Now Spences backs Garcia up again but can’t line up the shot he wants as Garcia slips out. Right hand from Garcia gets blocked. Spence comes forward again and Garcia throws a right hook to the body. Spence tries a jab upstairs but doesn’t land it clean. Straight left lands to the chest for Spence. Jab and left hand comes from Spence, Garcia tries to counter but can’t land it. Garcia jabs and then tries to time a big right hook that misses upstairs. Another right hook from Garcia misses. Spence tries a left hook himself that doesn’t land. Double right hand comes from Garcia. Close round. I’m going with Garcia in this round. Garcia 10-9, 19-19.
Round 3: Spence jabs as he comes forward. Spence jabs to the body and lands. Right and left hooks come from Garcia but don’t land clean. Now Garcia trips overs Spence’s foot and falls to the canvas. Garica throws a combination that doesn’t land but keeps Spence’s hands on defense. Hard left hand lands for Spence and knocks Garcia back. Left hook lands to the body for Spence, then one upstairs moments later. Garcia lands a right hand to the body, then another and a hook to end it. Spence comes forward again and lands a jab. Right lands downstairs for Garcia, Spence lands a jab and a body shot. Spence throws hooks as Garcia bends over and covers up, waiting for a break. Both fighters are trying to land some power. Spence 10-9.
Round 4: Garcia leads with a jab but Spence starts stalking aggressively. Big left hook misses for Garcia. Straight left lands to the body lands for Spence. Spence lands a jab and then a hook to the body. Jab lands over the top for Spence. Jab lands again for Spence, Garcia ties up. Left to the body lands for Garcia, then a right hand. SPence comes forward and lands a jab to the body. Spence throws a combination and lands a left hand upstairs. Right to the body lands for Garcia. Garcia doubles the right hand. Garcia tries a double right hand again. Counter right hand lands upstairs for Garcia, Spence comes back but misses. Straight right lands to the body lands for Garcia. Garcia started coming on late in the round but I think Spence took it. Spence 10-9, 39-37.
Round 5: Spence comes out pressing and works his jab. Garcia throws a combination that doesn’t land well. Spence lands a body shot on the inside. Garcia throws several right hands in a row and lands a couple. Jab lands to the body for Spence. Hard shot lands for Spence this time. Spence digs to the body with two hooks. Garcia starts working his jab and throws a right hook to the body. Straight right hand lands for Garcia upstairs. Spence eats two body shots fro Garcia. Spence lands a straight left to the head this time. Spence lands a jab and Garcia lands a glancing right hook upstairs. Garcia jabs and steps to the side. Spence throws a combination with Garcia along the ropes. Right hand lead lands for Garcia. Garcia 10-9.
Round 6: Spence comes forward and lands a jab upstairs. Garcia lands a body shot this time. Garcia leads with a right hand that gets block. Garcia showing signs of distress around his left eye. Spence lands a good combination with Garcia on the ropes. Spence comes forward and lands a left to the body, then throws another combination with Garcia on the ropes. Spence jabs again and then blocks a right hand from Garcia. Straight right from Garcia makes contact. Spence comes right back with a left. Spence 10-9, 58-56.
Round 7: Spence comes out and backs Garcia into a corner but then Garcia turns but Spence works the body with a number of shots on the inside. Right hand from Garcia misses upstairs. Spence lands a left hand lead upstairs. Straight left lands to the body again for Spence. Right hook lands to the body. Straight left hand lead lands for Spence. Spence digs the body with Garcia in the corner. Straight right hand makes contact for Garcia. Garcia tries another right hand that doesn’t land as well. Accidental head clash gives Spence a little swelling. Garcia jabs to the body. Spence gets in a short left on the inside. Right hand scores upstairs for Garcia this time but I don’t think it’s enough. Spence 10-9.
Round 8: Spence still on the attack to start the round as Spence just walks down Garcia and forces him to fight by being in his face non-stop. Garcia lands a lead hook to the body. Right hand lands to the body for Garcia. Left lands to the body for Spence. SPence throws to both sides of Garcia’s body. Jab lands for Spence now. Straight left hand for Spence finds the mark. Left hand from Spence lands upstairs. Right hook lands for Spence this time, who is starting to land a lot of punches on Garcia unanswered. Garcia tries a couple of hook sthat don’t land. Left to the body lands for Spence. Garcia lands a right hand lead. Spence 10-9, 78-74.
Round 9: Spence comes out and puts Garcia along the ropes. Spence stalks Garcia around the ring and Garcia tries to find some counter opportunities. Spence jabs to the body. Lead right hand makes contact for Garcia this time. Garcia comes forward momentarily and lands a left to the body. Garcia throws three punches and gets in a right hand. Spence lands a straight left to the body. Garcia tries two right hands that miss and takes a counter in return from Spence. Spence has taken his foot the gas big time in the last two minutes of this round but Garcia still hasn’t been able to get much done. Spence 10-9.
Round 10: Garcia’s left eye is almost swollen shut at this point. Jab lands upstairs for Spence. Spence lands downstairs with two punches. Straight right hand lands for Garcia. Spence circling the ring now and Garcia tries to lead with a right hand. Spence is backing up on Garcia inexplicably as he’s largely been dominating Garcia by applying the pressure and forcing the pace. Straight left lands downstairs for Spence. Counter right hand from Garcia lands clean and momentarily stuns Spence. Spence regains his bearings quickly and puts his gloves up. Two hard body shots land for Spence. Straight left lands to the body for Spence. Garcia 10-9, 93-97.
Round 11: Jab lands over the top for Spence. Jab lands again for Spence. Left to the body lands for Spence. Jab and body shot lands for Spence as he comes forward. Hard right hand lands to the body for Garcia. Now Garcia throws one upstairs that doesn’t land clean. Spence comes back with a combination as Garcia tries his best to roll the punches. Spence jabs and looks for a right hook to the body. Double right hand comes from Garcia. Jab and left hand lands downstairs for Spence. Right hand lead gets in for Garcia. Spence lands a right hand upstairs. Garcia misses on a shot to end the round. Spence 10-9.
Round 12: Both fighters meet at center ring and Spence starts stalking before looking for a big left hook that misses. A right hand lands for Spence this time. Double right hand lands for Spence. Garcia tries to fight off the ropes but can’t keep Spence off of him for more than a moment. Spence lands a right hook to the body. Jab and right hook lands to the body for Spence. Check hook lands for Spence. Garcia tries to jab but cant really find the mark. Spence digs to the body with a few hard shots. Garcia looks for a counter but can’t can’t it well. Garcia flurries to end the fight but it’s too late. Spence 10-9. I’ve got it a clear Spence win, 117-111.
Sebastian Fundora vs Habib Ahmed
Round 1: Fundora jabs and then tries looking for the uppercut immediately. Upeprcut lands and stuns Ahmed! Ahmed along the ropes and Fundora tries to light him up but can’t quite find the target. Right hook lands for Fundora upstairs. Jab and uppercut lands a couple of times for Fundora and Ahmed eats a third for good measure. Ahmed is getting hit with big shots already. Left hand lead lands for Fundora. Jab lands clean for Fundora. Straight right from Ahmed makes some contact. Fundora 10-9.
Round 2: Jab lands to the body for Ahmed. Ahmed lands another jab to the body. Fundora throws uppercuts from range with little worry as his reach is so ridiculous. Left hand lead lands for Fundora, then a hard right hook. Straight left lands for Fundora who follows it up with both hands. Referee steps in and has seen enough. Fundora TKO-2.
Josesito Lopez vs Francisco Santana
Round 1: Lopez comes out with a double jab and then trades with Santana. Lopez jabs to the body. Lopez flicks a few more jabs that don’t land and Santana lands one of his own. Double jab from Santana falls short. Hard body shots land to the body and put Santana down promptly! Santana gets up and says he wants to continue. Two more hard body shots land for Lopez and Santana is stiff as a board! Lopez tees off but Santana fires back in desperation and stuns Lopez! Now Santana tries to come forward and take the play from Lopez. Lopez comes back with a double jab that lands. Left to the body lands again for Lopez. Lopez 10-8.
Round 2: Lopez comes out pumping his jab all over the ring. Santana feints and tries to press forward and tries a right hand that gets blocked. Lopez lands more jabs and then digs down to the body on both sides. Right hand counter lands for Santana. Lopez lands a jab again and steps to the side. Overhand right from Lopez misses the mark. Both fighters trade and land. Lopez 10-9, 20-17.
Round 3: Santana comes forward and tries to get his own jab established. Both fighters trade jabs at center ring. Combination from Santana falls short. Jab lands for Santana this time. Jab lands for Lopez. Two hard body shots land for Lopez. Left hook lands for Lopez upstairs during an exchange at center ring. Lopez pokes with another jab and then throws a short combination on the inside. Lopez 10-9.
Round 4: Left hook from Santana misses. Left hand lands for Santana. Lopez has largely been controlling this fight by using his jab and picking spots to go down to the body. Right hand lands for Santana as a counter. Both fighters trade jabs. Two hard body shots land for Lopez, then another left hook on the inside. Santana gets his own body shot in. Left hook lands to the body but the referee warns Lopez to keep the punches up. Lopez 10-9, 40-35.
Round 5: Lopez laying back and letting Santana come towards him, trying to pick him off with jabs. Left hook lands to the body for Lopez, then a jab upstairs. Loepz starts coming forward anow and digs a hard body shot that hurts Santana! Santana is laying on the ropes as he’s hurting to the liver but gets enough time to survive the moment. Santana tries to start pressing forward again misses on a few shots. Jab to the body lands for Lopez. Double left hook lands for Lopez this time. Lopez 10-9.
Round 6: Double jab comes from Santana. Lopez tries a combination but can’t land it clean. Three punches come from Santana. Left to the body scores for Lopez. Jab from Lopez splits the guard. Lopez circles and jabs and then lets go of a right hand. Lopez jabs and Santana tries to come back but falls short. Counter right hand lands for Santana. Lopez gets in another body shot. Santana loads up on two body shots that miss as Lopez steps out of range. Jab lands upstairs for Lopez. Lopez 10-9, 60-53.
Round 7: Santana tries to stand at center ring and maintain his ground. Left hook from Lopez makes contact upstairs. Right hand lead lands for Santana. Four punches come from Lopez as Santana covers up. Lopez jabs and steps back as he tries to catch Santana coming in. Both fighters trade and land. Jab lands for Lopez upstairs. Santana just can’t seem to do enough to win rounds here. Hard body shot lands for Lopez with Santana on the ropes. Lopez 10-9.
Round 8: Jab lands to the body for Lopez. Left to the body makes contact downstairs. Santana comes forward and Lopez meets him with a jab. Both fighters trade jabs now. Right hook lands for Santana. Left tot he body lands for Lopez this time. Right hand lead scores for Lopez this time. Now Santana lands a right hand lead. Double jab from Santana falls short. Lopez goes back down to the body with a hook. Right hand from Lopez lands to the head. Santana throws a combination but there’s no steam on it. Lopez 10-9, 80-71.
Round 9: Lopez comes out jabbing and Santana tries to respond in kind. Jab lands for Lopez, Santana comes back but can’t make contact. Left jab from Lopez finds the mark again, between Santana’s gloves. Left hook from Santana misses upstairs. Right hand lead scores for Santana this time. Jab lands for Lopez, then another between Santana’s hooks. Right hand lead lands for Lopez, the another that staggers Santana badly! Santana tries to fire back but he’s hurt and stumbles to his knees. Santana makes it up at the 9 count and wants to continues, the referee will let him. Lopez throws a jab and Santana can barely make it back to his corner after the bell rings. Lopez 10-8.
Round 10: Jabs land for Lopez and Santana can’t defend himself. Why this fight is continuing is beyond me. Left hook lands to the body for Lopez. Santana can’t even throw a punch without staggering. Left hook from Lopez puts Santana down again. Santana gets up at the 8 count and the referee with let it continue again. Right hook, then another, then another staggers Santana! The referee has to hold Santana up as he’s unsteady on his legs. This is disgusting, honestly. Lopez TKO-10.
Eduardo Ramirez vs Miguel Flores
Round 1: Both fighters come out to center ring and trade jabs but neither fighter makes much contact as they jockey for position. Ramirez throws a left to the body that lands. Lead uppercut from Ramirez misses. Right hook from Ramirez gets blocked. Right hook lands for Ramirez this time. Flores tries to parry a shot and press forward. Left hand lead makes contact for Ramirez. Lead right from Flores falls short. Ramirez lands a good body shot now. Ramirez 10-9.
Round 2: Ramirez takes a jab from Flores. Flores throws a lead right to the body that galls a little short. Now Flores makes a little more contact on a right hand downstairs. Ramirez gets in a nice uppercut and then lands a few hard shots with Flores on the ropes. Ramirez is pouring it on but Flores weathers the storm for the moment. Now FLores tries to turn the tables and press Ramirez and makes partial contact on a right hand upstairs. Ramirez checks with a hook and the tries to pivot out the corner. Two hard body shots land for Flores. I think Flores made a bit of a stand but Ramirez got a lot done in the first half of that round. Ramirez 10-9, 20-18.
Round 3: Flores presses forward and Ramirez tries to meet him with a few punches. Ramirez laying back and letting Flores come to him as he looks to bait him into a counter opportunity. Left hand lands on the inside for Ramirez. Flores lands a body shot that strays low and gets Flores a warning. Straight left hand from Ramirez lands, then an uppercut. Jab from Flores lands. Straight right lands to the body for Flores. Ramirez misses on a sweeping left upstairs. Right hand from Flores makes partial contact. Straight left lands for Ramirez to end the round. Ramirez 10-9.
Round 4: Both fighters come out to center ring and fall shorts on their shots. Body attack comes from Flores as he steps forward. Straight left makes contact for Ramirez. Ramirez misses on the next straight left. Two body shots land for Flores. Left hook lands to the body for Flores on the inside. Ramirez throws back and lands a couple of punches. Flores doubles the left hook to the body. Hard right hook to the body lands for Ramirez. Left misses upstairs for Ramirez. Short combination lands for Ramirez on the inside. Jab and left hand come from Ramirez, landing the first. I liked Flores body work in this round so I’m gonna throw him a bone. Flores 10-9, 39-37.
Round 5: HUGE COUNTER RIGHT HOOK FROM RAMIREZ LANDS RIGHT ON THE CHIN AND PUTS FLORES DOWN IMMEDIATELY! Flores is not looking good. Flores gets up but he’s in bad shape and the referee waves it off! Ramirez KO-5.
Tonight at 9 pm ET on pay-per-view, WBC and IBF welterweight titleholder Errol Spence Jr returns to take on former two-division titlist Danny Garcia in a PBC main event from AT&T Stadium in Texas.
Wil Esco will be on the round by round call for all four fights this evening, and we’ll keep you up-to-the-minute on everything that goes down in each of the bouts.
Spence, 30, has been out of the ring since a Sept. 2019 win over Shawn Porter. A fight with Garcia, 32, was meant to happen in January, but Spence was involved in a terrible car crash in late 2019, which scrapped that date. Garcia beat Ivan Redkach in January, but Spence has opted not to take a tune-up in his return, going straight in against a top contender.
Is it a good idea? We find out tonight for sure, one way or the other. None of us can really say what Spence will be like in the ring until we see it.
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)
The undercard features a couple of reshuffled fights. Instead of facing Jorge Cota, rising junior middleweight contender Sebastian Fundora will face Habib Ahmed, and Eduardo Ramirez takes on late notice foe Miguel Flores, who replaces Julio Ceja. We’ll also see welterweight veterans Josesito Lopez and Francisco Santana do battle.
Join us tonight for the final major pay-per-view event — though not the final big boxing show by far — of 2020!
Full Card (PPV, 9:00 pm ET)
- Errol Spence Jr (26-0, 21 KO) vs Danny Garcia (36-2, 21 KO), welterweights, 12 rounds, for Spence’s WBC and IBF titles
- Sebastian Fundora (15-0-1, 10 KO) vs Habib Ahmed (27-1-1, 18 KO), junior middleweights, 12 rounds
- Josesito Lopez (37-8, 20 KO) vs Francisco Santana (25-8-1, 12 KO), welterweights, 10 rounds
- Eduardo Ramirez (23-2-3, 10 KO) vs Miguel Flores (24-3, 12 KO), featherweights, 12 rounds