Errol Spence Dominates Mikey Garcia
IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (25-0, 21 KOs) and undefeated four-division world champion Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) squared off Saturday from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas headlining the first ever Premier Boxing Champions on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View event. Spence landed a solid straight left in the opening round as he kept Garcia at a distance. Garcia attempted to get inside in round two but the jab was effective for Spence. The left hand by the champ continued to find its way as Spence tagged Garcia cleanly in the third. It was all Spence through four rounds as he continued to outwork and and beat Garcia to the punch.
Garcia stayed close to Spence and came out attacking in the fifth but Spence's jab was the key. At the halfway point in the sixth Spence continued to land bombs as Garcia held his own and displayed toughness. Keeping his distance in the seventh, Spence kept pumping the jab as Mikey continued to try and make his way inside. Garcia looked broken down and tired in the eighth as Spence began to breakdown Mikey.
Fighting on the inside in the tenth, Spence outworked Garcia but Mikey displayed toughness late in the fight. The championship rounds saw Spence close strong attacking aggressively on the inside looking for the knockout as Garcia held his own fighting with heart in going the distance.
120-107, 120-108, and 120-108 as Errol Spence wins a unanimous decision in pitching a shutout.
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Former heavyweight world champion Charles Martin (26-2-1, 23 KOs) won an eight round disqualification over Gregory Corbin (15-1, 9 KOs) of Dallas squared off in a heavyweight attraction. Off to a slow start in the opening round Martin and Corbin felt each other out throwing the jab but Martin finished the round strong hitting Corbin with a right hand at the bell. Martin backed Corbin up a pair of times in the second connecting with a solid straight lefts. In round four, Corbin landed an uppercut snapping Martin's head shortly after the referee deducted a point from Corbin for a low blow. Martin was cut on the left eye and continued to exchange. The southpaw Martin kept his distance in the fifth popping the jab as Corbin stalked his way in. Things kept getting difficult for Corbin as he landed a low blow, the referee once again deducted a point from Corbin late in the round.
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