Boxing Odds – Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia

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Errol Spence Jr. is a big favorite to retain his IBF and WBC welterweight titles when he takes on former title holder Danny Garcia in a scheduled 12-round bout on Saturday. Spence will be fighting for the first time since a horrific car accident nearly ended his burgeoning career. The big question is whether or not that episode has any effect on the undefeated champion. The two-loss challenger is a threat in the division making this fight one of the best on the docket recently in what is arguably the most compelling division in boxing. Be sure to visit BookMaker.eu to get the latest boxing odds when you’re ready to bet (offering a generous welcome bonus, max bonus $1600)

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Danny Garcia +322
Errol Spence Jr. -450
Rounds: Over 10.5 -310 / Under 10.5 +235

The 12-round welterweight title fight between Errol Spence Jr. ( 26-0, 21 knockouts ) and Danny Garcia ( 36-2, 21 knockouts ) will be held at ATT Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, December 5, 2020. This is the main event on a five-card ticket. The action begins at 9 p.m. ET and can be seen on FOX pay-per-view.

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All eyes will be on Spence for a number of reasons. First, he’s the unified welterweight champion after a split decision win over Shawn Porter last September got Spence the WBC belt while retaining the IBF title. Shortly after the Porter fight, Spence was involved in a car accident where he was catapulted through the windshield of his Ferrari. Though he suffered no major injuries the question still lingers about the affect it will have on him. Spence says he’s fine and his trainer Derrick James sees no difference, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Oddsmakers aren’t buying the crash scenario as a detriment, installing Spence as a big +322 favorite on the line.

You have to hand it to Spence. To be the best you have to beat the best. No one would have thought less of him had he scheduled a lesser opponent for the first post-accident bout. To aid in his recovery and training, Spence instead opted for a former two-division belt holder to motivate him through the process.

There’s a reason why Spence is undefeated in 26 fights with 21 of them by KO. He’s big and strong with quickness to boot. He also has the ability to fight to his opponent. He beat Mikey Garcia in a classic boxing match and went toe-to-toe with banger Porter. It’s hard to beat a fighter who can adapt and is so skilled. That makes Danny Garcia’s job even tougher.

Garcia is no slouch, though, and has seen quite a bit during his career. He won his first 33 fights claiming the vacant WBC light welterweight title with a unanimous decision over Erik Morales in 2012. He won the WBA belt with a TKO of Amir Khan in his next fight. He then claimed the vacant WBC welterweight title in 2016 with a unanimous decision over Robert Guerrero. His first loss came in a split decision to Keith Thurman in 2017 where Garcia surrendered the belt.

While it’s been a lengthy career so for, Garcia is still in his prime at 32 He possesses elite power with plenty of experience and he can take a punch. Both losses were close decisions against quality opponents, so he might be undervalued in this bout. Garcia dominated the junior welterweight division and has enjoyed success since moving up a class. He probably should’ve beaten Porter in their match and we saw Porter take Spence the distance.

The fact remains that Spence is the better fighter. This will be his third straight bout against a contending opponent, so he doesn’t shy away from the competition. And why should he. Spence possesses all the tools to be a good fighter, and he is. He might be overpriced considering the unknown, but if Spence is anything close to what he showed before the car accident he’s got another victory.

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This is a chance for Garcia to win the belt he held not that long ago. And facing an opponent who hasn’t fought in nearly 15 months and endured a car accident in that time has to make him think there’s a chance. Garcia will have to be at his best and he recovered from losing twice in a three-fight stretch to win his last two bouts. This is all about Spence, though. He’s the better boxer and can avoid the powerful punches with his elusiveness. I can see this going the distance with Spence holding onto his crowns.

Boxing Odds Pick: Errol Spence Jr. / decision

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- Phil Simon, Gambling911.com

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