According to reports, undefeated unified world welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. will make his ring return versus two-divsion world champion Danny Garcia sometime in the fall.
The out would likely take place on pay-per-view says The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger, who first reported this Monday afternoon.
Spence (26-0, 21 KOs) was originally slated to face Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs) this past January in a FOX Sports pay-per-view. The two faced off in the ring last September, following Spence’s thrilling split decision win over Shawn Porter — a bout where Spence unified the WBC and IBF world 147-pound belts.
Two weeks after the Porter bout, Spence was involved in a serious single-car accident, which derailed his January date versus Garcia. The unified titlist has been on the mend ever since. Many experts believe Spence should take a tuneup rather than jump into a fight with Garcia while others believe he may never be the same.
Known as “The Truth,” Spence is widely considered the best welterweight in the game and one of the very best, pound for pound, in the sport. His banner 2019 included a dominant shutout win over previously unbeaten four-division world champion Mikey Garcia and the war with Porter.
Garcia last fought in January, winning a wide unanimous decision over slugger Ivan Redkach.