Belts on The Line
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Who won Spence Jr vs Garcia?
Errol Spence Jr beat Danny Garcia by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 5th December 2020 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The scorecards were announced as 117-111, 116-112, 116-112 in favor of winner Errol Spence Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the unified welterweight championship of the world, with the WBC & IBF belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Josesito Lopez was victorious over Francisco Santana, Eduardo Ramirez beat Miguel Flores and Sebastian Fundora defeated Habib Ahmed.
Spence Jr vs Garcia stats
Back in December 2020, Errol Spence Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 26 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Danny Garcia made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Spence Jr had a large advantage in power over Garcia, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Garcia's 58%.
Errol Spence Jr was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Spence Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Garcia. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Errol Spence Jr fought out of the southpaw stance, while Danny Garcia was an orthodox fighter.
Spence Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 year and 11 months later than Garcia, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 131 less professional rounds, 151 to Garcia's 282.
Danny Garcia was ranked number 2 by the WBC in the 147lb division.
Spence Jr vs Garcia form
Spence Jr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Shawn Porter on 28th September 2019 by split decision in their IBF World Welterweight and WBC World Welterweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Mikey Garcia on 16th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington.
Going into that contest, he had won against Carlos Ocampo on 16th June 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Dallas, Texas.
Before that, he had beat Lamont Peterson on 20th January 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
He had defeated Kell Brook on 27th May 2017 by knockout in the 11th round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Garcia had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Ivan Redkach on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Adrian Granados on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Shawn Porter on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Brandon Rios on 17th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Las Vegas, Nevada.
He had lost to Keith Thurman on 4th March 2017 by split decision in their WBC World Welterweight and WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Errol Spence Jr had been fighting more than Danny Garcia.
Going to this contest, Errol Spence Jr had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 7 days ago, while Danny Garcia's last outing had been 10 months and 10 days ago.
Spence Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What time did Spence Jr vs Garcia start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Spence Jr vs Garcia?
Errol Spence Jr was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Danny Garcia made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.