Garcia v Spence close / Heavyweight addition to Wilder v Fury undercard
Reports that an agreement between WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. is nearing completion.
Showtime would distribute the pay-per-event event. The possible dates for the fight would be February 16 or 23.
If Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) and Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) reach an agreement, Garcia would not defend his crown against Richard Commey of Ghana (27-2, 24 KOs), as was planned.
Climbing two weight divisions to challenge Spence is a big and appreciable risk for Garcia. But he says that he is ready for this great challenge.
Garcia, 30, comes from defeating Robert Easter Jr. defending his world crown in a memorable fight.
Spence, 28, fought on June 16, defeating Mexican Carlos Ocampo (23-1, 14 KOs).
WILDER v FURY
After more than two years of inactivity, Chris Arreola will return the ring on December 1.
Arreola competes at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, on the undercard of Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury.
In July 2016, Arreola was knocked out in eight rounds by Deontay Wilder, with the WBC heavyweight title on the line.
Henry Ramírez, coach and manager of Arreola commented: “Chris will have the fight to test the ground on which he`s standing.
“He’s been some long time outside the ring and we will see in what conditions he returns.
Chris has been in the gym for some weeks and I like what I see. But we need to observe what he is capable of doing in the ring.”
The addition of Arreola adds to the first confirmation of Isaac Lowe appearing on the bill.
Lowe is a friend of Fury and pulled out of a British title fight with Ryan Walsh in order to secure his place.
Wilder v Fury will be broadcast on Showtime Pay-Per-View in the USA and BT Sport Box Office in the UK.