VA
  • TGT on YouTube
  • About TGT
  • The TGT Team
  • How TGT rates
  • Responsible Gambling Advice
  • Contact Our Team
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Errol Spence vs. Danny Garcia: Let The Truth Be Told

Errol Spence vs. Danny Garcia: Let The Truth Be Told

Spence/Garcia Preview!
Publish Date: 12/04/2020
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster

This Saturday night Errol Spence Jr. returns to the ring against Danny Garcia for Spence’s WBC and IBF welterweight belts at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Fox PPV. Much has been made about Spence’s comeback to the sport after surviving a horrible car wreck last October. Although Errol looks to be in great shape physique wise questions remain to ensure he is all the way back and ready to continue an ever-rising career. Danny Garcia is as tough as they come but falls short at 147 in the way of top-level stripes, if he comes away victorious there’s no way he’ll be giving his just due. Stylistically we should be in for an entertaining brand of boxing and let’s hope that one or two of the undercard bouts pop off and deliver some great action.

The vast majority of the talk for fight week centers on the return of Errol Spence and for good reason. Not only is Spence a budding star within the sport he’s slowly but surely gaining notoriety among the casual fans as well. Late in 2019 and early in this wild 2020 calendar many folks were wondering if and when Errol Spence would be back after a brutal car accident that somehow resulted in Spence not breaking a single bone. That said he still did enough damage to his face, mouth, and body to keep him in the hospital for an extended stay. Spence lost some teeth when he hit the pavement after being tossed from his Ferrari and his first time on camera during a PBC on FOX broadcast it was apparent he’s mouth was still healing. The more important stuff is the pain and aches Spence felt in his body for a long period post-accident and even admitted that he was still sore when he got back in the gym as he attempted a comeback.

This Tuesday on my podcast a great boxing mind John Einreinhofer stopped by the show and made several good points per usual. The one that stood out is the obvious concussion that Errol suffered and how that may affect his punch resistance and/or motor skills. It’s easy to get stuck thinking about whether or not Spence’s face will hold up without getting cuts but it may be a much deeper issue mentally. That said Errol has a great team around him and it’s doubtful they would allow him to risk his health if they weren’t confident he’s ready to go. Then again one more nice payday is hard to turn down if Spence isn’t the same guy. Time will tell and lucky for us we won’t have to wait that long now.

Moving over to Danny Garcia for a bit, this guy is super underrated as a boxer in his era. So many media and fans give Garcia grief for being a cherry picker but once you really look at his resume it amounts to just hate or retweets. Those same folks point to a 3-fight stretch between Lamont Peterson and Keith Thurman as he got comfortable to welterweight. And of course they will never let him forget he fought Rod Salka or got the nod when many thought he lost to Mauricio Herrera in his homecoming event in Puerto Rico. People forget that he fought solid veterans as a prospect graduating to a contender. Not to mention his wins over Amir Khan and Lucas Matthysse both Danny came in as the clear underdog.

In 2017 he fought Keith Thurman, a year later Shawn Porter, and what would’ve been early 2020 Errol Spence, so let’s be honest when it comes to Danny in this “What have you done for me lately sport”. The key thing for Danny is his punch output and whether he is ready to behave like that hungrier fighter we saw at 140. To his credit, the Garcia camp has owned up to that issue and addressed it by switching strength and conditioning coaches. His father and trainer Angel Garcia has made such a big deal about the lack of punching in his losses they will be grilled on a stake if Danny doesn’t come ready and willing to risk getting knocked out at some point.

Garcia has excellent timing as we’ve seen him land several thudding left hook counters and hard straight right hands throughout his career. His defense is not his strength but the rest of his game is pretty solid and often like his resume gets overlooked. What can’t be debated is Danny Garcia’s chin as it has held up under extreme fire over and over again. Garcia has made it known that he will have to get close to Spence to be effective which makes sense giving away 3 ½ inches in reach and not being a great on the move outside boxer. If Spence comes to fight the way he did versus Shawn Porter it would be a helluva action fight and give Danny the best opportunity to time Spence with a big blow.

Which brings us to the X’s and O’s part of this preview and prediction article. How will Errol Spence approach this matchup with Danny Garcia? Given the time off out of the ring and Garcia’s timing, this podcaster is assuming Spence takes his time on the offensive end in the early part of the fight. Not all that different then the way he fought Mikey Garcia in March of 2019. Spence used his length, a piercing jab, and boxing skills that we hadn’t seen much as a pro. In the second half of the fight is when ‘The Truth’ started to turn up the heat and attacked the body but couldn’t get Mikey to submit.

Not to sound like a broken record but the jab per usual will be a key item for both guys in this 147-pound bout. If Danny can jab his way inside it would help him set up his power punches and allow him to stay out of range instead of getting hit at the end of Spence’s punches. Both men are prone to working the body so look for that to be another item that could began to separate the rounds for Spence or keep Danny in the mix down the stretch. On the inside Spence showed he can bang with the best of them with Shawn Porter and also ever so slightly take a step to the side/ or back to land flush hooks. If Spence is too reckless obviously Danny would thrive not having to cut the distance and give him more chances to counter with the left hook.

As long as Spence is close enough to being 100% healthy he will get the nod based off his overall skill, adjustments, and dog mentally able to bite down when the going gets tough. The two-way action will be featured throughout the 12-rounds but mostly say around 8 of them. Errol will be landing the telling blows and more of them as the fight drags on into the later frames. Danny’s iron clad chin won’t allow me to predict a knockout but he will get hurt and have moments of survival. That said don’t be shocked if Errol tries to make a statement and ends up walking into a left hook or gets hurt in an exchange. This will play out to be in the 9-3 to 7-5 range so let’s meet in the middle 8-4.

My Official Predictions is Errol Spence by Unanimous Decision.

Side Note: Keep an eye out for should be an all-action scrap between Josesito Lopez and Francisco Santana on the undercard of the PPV.

Written by Chris Carlson Host/Producer of The Rope A Dope Radio Podcast Available at www.blogtalkradio.com/ropeadoperadio & TheGruelingTruth.Com Follow on Twitter @RopeADopeRadio

Billboard Left
Billboard Left
Read Also
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
Card Subject to Change: Previewing a Women’s Boxing December to Remember
Christmas will come early for fans of women’s boxing with a plethora ...
SI Sportsbook Promo
Elmer Ray: The Humble Man of Hastings
"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for ...
Ranking the top 200 players in the NFL ahead of the 2021 season
This list isn’t based solely on performances from the 2020 NFL season. ...
Lady Tyger’s Tale: How Marian Trimiar Mauled the Boxing Establishment of the 1970s and 80s
To Feed the Ambition in Your Heart is Like Carrying a Tiger ...
The Forgotten Canadian Champion (And Maybe It’s Deserved): Billy Hawkins
As Mike Goodpaster and I prepare our popular Old-Time Boxing Show podcast, ...
Selecting the Best Player on Every NFL Team Heading into 2019
This article lists the best player on every team in the NFL ...
Crawford vs. Spence: The battle for welterweight supremacy
Once in a while, boxing fans are gifted with a super-fight, not ...
TGTN Boxing Writers’ Predictions: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia
There is a historical precedent for lightweights moving up to fight welterweights. ...
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Top Brands
Top Bonuses
Stake.us
Stake.us
Stake.us Review
99/100
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas Review
96/100
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots Review
96/100
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games Review
95/100
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins Review
95/100
Stake.us
Stake.us Bonus
5% Rakeback
T&Cs apply
9.9/10
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas Bonus
30 SCs on 1st Purchase + 4.5 SCs FREE
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots Bonus
7,000 Gold Coins + 10 Sweeps Coins
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games Bonus
Join GOLDEN2000 for 2,000 FREE coins
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins Bonus
140k GC + 400 FC
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
Latest News
Ty’s Take: Bengals vs Chiefs AFC Championship
After starting the season 0-2, many people wrote ...
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa to miss Pro Bowl, remains in concussion protocol
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss February’s ...
Tommy Morrison and AIDS: The Truth about what happened
Tommy Morrison burst onto the professional boxing scene ...
Betting Tips
Our Latest YouTube Videos
Video: AFC 🏈Championship Game Preview: Bengals vs Chiefs
AFC Championship Game Preview: Bengals vs Chiefs
Video: NFC🏈 Championship Game Preview: 49ers vs Eagles
NFC Championship Game Preview: 49ers vs Eagles
Video: Bengals🏈 Weekly Show W/Joe Kelly: Bengals vs Chiefs Preview
Bengals Weekly Show W/Joe Kelly: Bengals vs Chiefs Preview
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....
Top Online Casinos
Top Casinos Bonuses
Stake.us
Stake.us
Stake.us Review
99/100
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas Review
96/100
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots Review
96/100
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games Review
95/100
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins Review
95/100
Stake.us
Stake.us Bonus
5% Rakeback
T&Cs apply
9.9/10
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas Bonus
30 SCs on 1st Purchase + 4.5 SCs FREE
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots Bonus
7,000 Gold Coins + 10 Sweeps Coins
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games Bonus
Join GOLDEN2000 for 2,000 FREE coins
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins Bonus
140k GC + 400 FC
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100
DraftKings
DraftKings
DraftKings Review
96/100
FanDuel
FanDuel
FanDuel Review
94/100
PointsBet
PointsBet
PointsBet Review
94/100
BetMGM
BetMGM
BetMGM Review
93/100
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
First deposit only | 21+ & located in VA | Promo code as seen| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500 | Full T&C apply
DraftKings
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
FanDuel
FanDuel Bonus
Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.3/10
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Bonus
100% up to $500
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterAuthor IconJosh SchwartzSamuel TeetsMark Lewis
+8
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Author Icon
Christopher Carlson
Content Writer
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Editor
Author Icon
Malik Zorrok
Author
Author Icon
Daniel Kornhauser
Author
John Raspanti
John Raspanti
Author
Author Icon
Buddy Gibbs
Author
Brian Coburn
Brian Coburn
Author
Peter Bonahoom
Peter Bonahoom
Author
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into “The Grueling Truth” sports shows, “Where the legends speak”

Contact us: [email protected]

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

sdfgfdgcsdfgfdgcww
Move to Top
Close
Stake.us Exclusive Bonus
5% Rakeback
Promo Code
Copy
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Payment Methods
Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dogecoin
Highlights
  • Social casino loved by Drake!
  • Play Plinko, Hilo, Crash and more!
  • Get Stake Cash bonuses every day!
Stake Originals
Dice
Crash
Plinko
Mines
×
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site