Errol Spence Jr., poses by trainer Derrick James after defeating Danny Garcia for the WBC IBF welterweight championships in a boxing bout in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.
(AP Photo/Brandon Wade)ARLINGTON, Texas – Errol Spence Jr. skipped a tune-up in his first fight since a car crash that almost derailed his promising career.
Garcia tried to surge late, landing a right near the end of the 11th round that sent Spence looking for his corner just as the bell sounded with Garcia closing in for more.
Spence pinned Garcia on the ropes with a series of blows before Garcia escaped and steadied himself before the end of the round.
Spence landed 187 punches, or 26%, to 117 and 17% for Garcia, and had a huge edge on jabs.