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Errol Spence Jr v Mikey Garcia: IBF welterweight championship – live!

  • Garcia (39-0) moves up to 147lbs to face Spence Jr (24-0)
  • Unbeaten champions meet in biggest fight of 2019 so far
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Welcome to the Lone Star State for tonight’s showdown between Errol Spence Jr and Mikey Garcia. They say everything’s bigger in Texas and tonight’s main event is just about as big as it gets in boxing: two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world putting their undefeated records on the line at the 100,000-seat home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.

Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs), a former title-holder at 126lbs, 130lbs and 135lbs and the current lineal champion at 140lbs, is scaling yet another division to challenge Errol Spence Jr for the IBF welterweight strap that he’s owned since knocking out Kell Brook at Bramall Lane in 2017. It’s a mission impossible in the eyes of many as Spence is no ordinary welterweight: he’s a large man for the division with knockout power in either hand who falls in or around the top five of most credible pound-for-pound lists.

Bryan will be here shortly.

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