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Spence vs Garcia: Boxing pros react to Errol Spence Jr’s return win over Danny Garcia

Errol Spence Jr got back with a win tonight, and his fellow boxing pros had plenty to say.

Errol Spence Jr. v Danny Garcia Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Errol Spence Jr had a long layoff, a frightening automobile accident, and a lot of questions, if not a ton of downright doubts. But he looked good in his first fight since Sept. 2019, beating Danny Garcia by decision in Texas to retain the WBC and IBF welterweight titles.

Spence (27-0, 21 KO) took scores of 116-112, 116-112, and 117-111 to get the win, all of which were fair. Garcia (36-3, 21 KO) gave another very competitive effort, but fell to 0-3 in big, marquee fights as a welterweight, and his future’s got more question marks at the moment than Spence’s does.

The entire boxing world seemed pretty happy to see the 30-year-old Texan not just back in action, but looking good, looking pretty much like his old self, answering the questions about any toll the layoff or the accident may have taken on him.

Here’s what some of the pros had to say on Twitter in the immediate aftermath:

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