Already a four-weight champion, Garcia is recognised as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world and having unified the WBC and IBF lightweight titles in July 2018, has his eye on further glory.
He steps up to join the host of world class talent competing in the red-hot welterweight ranks with Spence hoping to inflict the first defeat of his professional defeat.
Also unbeaten, Spence, who took the IBF title from Kell Brook after emphatically schooling the Briton in Sheffield in 2017, has overwhelmed every opponent in his way across a flawless 24-fight career.
It’s a meeting between two genuine world class talents currently at the peak of their powers.
Both men have humility to match their talent, meaning there is unlikely to be any fireworks as we count down to fight night.
They won’t be needed – the action inside the ring between two of the world’s best should be more than enough for any fight fan.
Date, UK start time and venue
Spence vs Garcia takes place on Saturday March 16 at the AT &T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
For UK viewers looking to tune in, it is going to be an early start or a very late night with coverage of the show beginning at 1am – with the main event unlikely to get underway until 3am at the earliest on Sunday morning.
TV channel and live stream
Good news for UK viewers; Spence vs Garcia will be available to watch for free on ITV4 as part of the deal between ITV and Haymon Sports and Premier Boxing Champions which was announced at the end of 2018.
Live streaming will also be available through the ITV Hub app.
Betting odds | Provided by Betfair | Subject to change (UK and Ireland only)
Errol Spence win: 3/10
Mikey Garcia win: 3/1
Method of victory
Spence by decision/technical decision: 2/1
Spence by KO/TKO: EVS
Garcia decision/technical decision: 4/1
Garcia by KO/TKO: 12/1
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