Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and former junior welterweight and welterweight titlist Danny Garcia agreed this week to meet in a fall pay-per-view event, and both fighters posted on social media on Friday that the deal was done.
The fighters tweeted that the fight will be Nov. 21.
The fight is expected to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, a source said. However, Premier Boxing Champions, which promotes both fighters, has put holds on other venues around the country as it monitors the coronavirus pandemic and the guidelines in place for each state.
HERE WE GO! @ErrolSpenceJr Spence on Nov. 21. Signed! Sealed! Delivered! My 10th world title fight its time to crown the king again 🤴🏻
— Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia (@DannySwift) July 31, 2020
— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) July 31, 2020
Spence (26-0, 21 KOs), 30, defeated Shawn Porter by 12-round split decision on Sept. 28 in a tough fight at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Spence, who came into the bout as the IBF titlist, earned the WBC belt with the win. He was involved in a one-car accident a few weeks later near Dallas and suffered serious injuries, including facial lacerations and a broken jaw.
Before the accident, there was talk of Spence facing Garcia in late January 2020.
Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs), 32, was a unified champion at junior welterweight and a world titlist at welterweight. In his most recent fight in January, Garcia outpointed Ivan Redkach over 12 rounds.
Spence is ranked No. 1 at welterweight in ESPN’s divisional rankings, and Garcia is No. 6. Manny Pacquiao (WBA) and Terence Crawford (WBO) are the other titleholders in the division.