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Who won Spence Jr vs M Garcia?
Errol Spence Jr beat Mikey Garcia by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 16th March 2019 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The scorecards were announced as 120-107, 120-108, 120-108 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 IBF welterweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard David Benavidez beat J’Leon Love and Charles Martin defeated Gregory Corbin.
Spence Jr vs M Garcia stats
Back in March 2019, Errol Spence Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mikey Garcia made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 39 wins and 0 draws, with 30 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Spence Jr had advantage in power over Garcia, with a 88% knock out percentage over Garcia's 77%.
Errol Spence Jr was the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
Spence Jr had a height advantage of 3 inches over Garcia. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Errol Spence Jr fought out of the southpaw stance, while Mikey Garcia was an orthodox fighter.
Spence Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 year and 3 months later than Garcia, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 97 less professional rounds, 151 to Garcia's 248.
Spence Jr vs M Garcia form
Errol Spence Jr had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, he had won against Leonard Bundu on 21st August 2016 by knockout in the 6th round at Ford Amphitheater, Coney Island, United States.
He had beat Chris Algieri on 16th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Garcia had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Robert Easter Jr on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight and WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Sergey Lipinets on 10th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Adrien Broner on 29th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Dejan Zlaticanin on 28th January 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had beat Elio Rojas on 30th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Barclays Center, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Mikey Garcia had been fighting more than Errol Spence Jr.
Going to this contest, Errol Spence Jr had last fought 9 months ago, while Mikey Garcia's last outing had been 7 months and 16 days ago.
Spence Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Spence Jr vs M Garcia start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:20 PM EST / 8:20 PM PST at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States, which was around 3:20 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Spence Jr vs M Garcia?
Errol Spence Jr was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Mikey Garcia made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.