Boxing Boxing tonight: What boxing is on TV tonight? The challenger is already a four-weight champion but tonight he will jump up two weight divisions from lightweight to take on Spence Jr, a slick operator known for his destructive body shots. Garcia though is yet to taste defeat winning all 39 of his fights and with his skill-set and intelligence, he is more than capable of upsetting the odds.
The pride of Oxnard, California, is recognized by boxing fans as one of the best in the business, but widespread fame eludes him. In a bid for greatness, Garcia , 30 KOs is taking a risk rarely seen in modern boxing, moving up two weight classes to challenge Errol Spence Jr.
Garcia isn't just fighting in Spence's territory when it comes to weight class. Spence grew up in Texas, and he is sure to have the crowd behind him for the pay-per-view card.
It will be a defining fight for both men. Expectations from fans are sky high. Garcia has won titles in four weight classes, while Spence holds a world title at welterweight, boxing's most talent-laden division.
Losing a belt at pounds means you will have to beat a great fighter to get one back. Can Garcia's speed and technique propel him to an upset win against Spence's power and intelligence? Saturday night we will find out.
Here's how to watch. Spence Jr. Forget fighting at pounds, pounds. Put it all on the line.
Welterweight is where all the big names are at, so Garcia landed on Spence, a southpaw who hasn't gone to the scorecards in nearly five years. After this fight, everybody will really recognize me as the top fighter.
My dad and brother wanted me to take someone else, but anyone else coming off a loss or a has-been doesn't do it for me," said Garcia, per Borges.
Spence is certainly no has-been. He's very much right now, in his athletic prime at 29 years old and looking to defend his IBF title for the fourth time.
His last three opponents, Carlos Ocampo, Lamont Peterson and Kell Brook, are all skilled boxers who were unable to survive to the final bell.
Spence mixes up his punches, works the head and body, wearing people down until they cave from pressure or are flat up against the canvas. Garcia is much smaller , 5'6" with a inch reach. He started his career fighting under pounds.
Knowing he will need to do something truly special to win—Spence is a huge favorite among bettors—Garcia decided to change up his normal training regimen. Per ESPN.
According to Kim, a reformed Conte and Garcia have been focusing on modern training techniques: "During one particular training session at the SNAC gym, Garcia hit the heavy bag, something he has done thousands of time before in his life.
This time, however, he did so while wearing a mask that was hooked up to a hypoxicator, which pumped air with a level of Mike Bazzel, one of the staff trainers, explained that a normal level of oxygen at sea level is about It's the right approach given he will be putting himself in immense danger if he tries to go toe-to-toe with "The Truth.
For Spence, landing some good power shots to the body early will sap Garcia's legs and lungs. There's no training that can save a fighter from a good assault to the midsection.
For Spence, a win over Garcia on his headliner pay-per-view debut will only make it harder for the other welterweight stars to ignore him. Keith Thurman or Terence Crawford would likely be the next names on the docket.
If Garcia defies the odds and pulls out the win, well, he might just step into Spence's role and get the fights the latter has been clamoring for the past couple of years. Or maybe he will slim down again and chase Lomachenko.
It would be a fairly historic upset, and one might hope it encourages other fighters to imitate his refreshing bravery. Facebook Logo.