A dominant performance by IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence, who landed career high 345 punches and threw a career high 1082, that’s an average of 29 of 90 per round. (welterweight avg.: 17/57).
Spence’s 345 landed punches were the most by a Mikey Garcia opponent in 21 of his fights tracked by CompuBox, surpassing the previous high of 162 by Matt Remillard.
Garcia landed just 25% of his power punches after landing 43% in his previous 5 fights.
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas – In a highly anticipated showdown for the IBF welterweight title, Errol Spence (25-0, 22 KOs) dominated and beat down Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) over twelve rounds to win a lopsided unanimous decision to retain the title. The scores were 120-107, 120-108, 120-108.
Garcia, who holds the WBC lightweight title, was moving up by two weight divisions. At one point his corner was threatening to stop the contest after he had taken too much punishment during the tenth.
Spence went the twelve round distance for the first time in his pro career.