Errol Spence vs Mikey Garcia: Date, fight time, tickets, TV channel, undercard and more

Errol Spence will defend his IBF welterweight title against Mikey Garcia in Texas on Saturday night in a clash between two of boxing’s current best.

Garcia faces a mammoth task as he looks to climb two weight divisions in his bid to become a multi-world champion in five weight divisions, but in Spence he faces a difficult task.

Spence won the IBF title when he defeated Kell Brook in Sheffield via knockout in his 22nd fight and will be making the third defence of his title when he comes up against fellow undefeated opponent Garcia.

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Despite being the more inexperienced fighter, Spence comes in as the favourite to take his strap home. Here’s everything you need to know from the undercard to the ring walk time.


Ranked: Best pound-for-pound boxers in the world





1/11 10. Anthony Joshua (22-0-0)

2/11 9. Errol Spence (24-0-0)

3/11 8. Mikey Garcia (39-0-0)

4/11 7. Naoya Inoue (17-0-0)

5/11 6. Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1)

6/11 5. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-4-1)

7/11 4. Terence Crawford (34-0-0)

8/11 3. Canelo Alvarez (51-1-2)

9/11 2. Oleksandr Usyk (16-0-0)

10/11 1. Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1-0)

11/11 Who is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world?

1/11 10. Anthony Joshua (22-0-0)

2/11 9. Errol Spence (24-0-0)

3/11 8. Mikey Garcia (39-0-0)

4/11 7. Naoya Inoue (17-0-0)

5/11 6. Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1)

6/11 5. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-4-1)

7/11 4. Terence Crawford (34-0-0)

8/11 3. Canelo Alvarez (51-1-2)

9/11 2. Oleksandr Usyk (16-0-0)

10/11 1. Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1-0)

11/11 Who is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world?

When and where is the fight?

The pair will put their unbeaten records on the line this Saturday night, 16 March, at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas – so if you’re watching it from the UK, it’s going to be a late one for you.

What time will the main event ring walks be?

At the earliest, 4am – but probably more likely to be around 5am. It’s in Texas so the time difference is pretty big but with a fight of this magnitude, it’ll be worth it. The undercard fights get underway from around 1am so there’ll be plenty of action to keep you occupied while you wait for the big one.

What TV channel will it be on?

This is where you’ll start to smile. A fight between two of the pound-for-pound kings is being shown live on ITV4 for free. Spence v Garcia can be watched for free! As can a number of undercard fights, with the broadcast getting underway at 1am. What a treat for the British public.

Are tickets still available?

They are! But waste no time, they’re selling fast. You can buy them here and they range from $95 (£72) all the way up to $500. 

What’s at stake and what are their records?

Spence’s IBF welterweight title is the only belt up for grabs on Saturday, with Garcia looking to become a five-weight world champion. The current champion boasts a perfect record of 24 fights, 24 wins, with 21 by knockout. Garcia also comes into this one with a perfect professional career to date, 39 fights, 39 victories, with 30 by way of KO.

What is the full fight schedule?

Lindolfo Delgado vs James Roach (lightweight)

Fernando Garcia vs Marlon Olea (super-featherweight)

Burley Brooks vs Randy Mast (cruiserweight)

Amon Rashidi vs Gabriel Gutierrez (welterweight)

Jesse Rodriguez vs Rauf Aghayev (bantamweight)

Adrian Taylor vs Robert Rodriguez (super flyweight)

David Benavidez vs J’Leon Love (super middleweight)

Luis Nery vs McJoe Arroyo (bantamweight)

Chris Arreola vs Jean Pierre Augustin (heavyweight)

Stacked.

Prediction

It’s a big ask for Mikey. Spence to win on points.

Odds

Spence to win: 1/4

Garcia to win: 3/1

Draw: 20/1

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