Errol Spence Jr vs Danny Garcia tale of the tape: How boxers compare ahead of huge welterweight title fight

ERROL SPENCE JR will defend his unified welterweight titles against ex-champion Danny Garcia.

And he does so in his first fight since avoiding death in a life-threatening car crash in October 2019.

Spence puts his WBC and IBF belts on the line against Garcia, the man who knocked out Britain's Amir Khan in 2012.

Here SunSport breaks down the two fighters and how they compare ahead of their bout.

Errol Spence Jr

The Texan has proved to be the most dominant force in the welterweight division since he beat Kell Brook into submission in 2017.

That night he won the IBF belt, and defended it three times before unifying it with the WBC title last year.

To do so, Spence outpointed Shawn Porter in a Fight of The Year contender, to secure the biggest win of his 26-fight career.

But a month later, the 30-year-old was lucky to somehow come out unscathed after shocking footage revealed the unbeaten boxer flipping his Ferrari.

Spence admitted he is now enjoying a second chance in life and vowed to focus only on boxing after being hit with a (DWI) Driving While Intoxicated.

The southpaw is one of the best body punchers, a tactic which helps slow down his opponents.

And with 21 knockouts he is a proven puncher, with his heavy-hands breaking down fighters.

He is a pressure fighter, with educated footwork to close down his man, but can also mix it up on the inside just as well.

Danny Garcia

Two-weight champ Garcia threatens to be the forgotten man of the 147lb division.

He reigned as unified king at light-welterweight, beating the likes of Khan, Erik Morales, Zab Judah and Lucas Matthysse.

The Philadelphia star then moved up to welterweight and within two years won the WBC strap by beating Robert Guerrero.

But in 2017 he suffered defeat for the first time, losing to Keith Thurman by split-decision.

And when he attempted to reclaim the title against Porter, again he lost out on the cards.

The 32-year-old has won twice since, but finds himself on the brink of irrelevancy if he cannot dethrone Spence.

At the moment, Garcia is still one of the big stars in the division, gifted with a magnificent left hook.

His right hand is also a damaging shot, which has helped him to 21 KOs in his 36 wins.

Fight breakdown

With Spence coming off the bigger lay off and facing question marks since his crash, Garcia has to take the fight to the champion.

The challenger likes to come forward, plant his feet, and swing with heavy hooks to head and body.

Equally, Spence has grown accustom to walking down his opponents and swapping leather.

Expect the pair to sit down on there shots and trade blow for blow.

But Spence has the edge in punch selection and volume, giving him the advanatage.

Garcia will have to start fast but with the champion's superior physical and technical skills, he could pull away down the stretch to win on points.

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