Errol Spence vs. Danny Garcia price $74.99 on Fox Sports Pay-per-view
By Sean Jones: In eight days from now, Errol Spence Jr will be defending his IBF/WBC welterweight titles against Danny Garcia on December 5th on Fox Sports pay-per-view in a card that has an asking price of $74.95.
That’s a steep price for what people are going through with the pandemic, and it’ll be interesting to see what the buy rate will be for Spence-Garcia.
Spence vs. Garcia will be taking place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on December 5th. Saturday, Dec. 5. The start time is at 9:00 p.m. for the PPV card on Fox Sports.
Is Spence vs. Garcia priced too high?
With the pandemic going on, it would be better for the organizers of the Spence vs. Garcia fight to drop it to a more manageable price of say $25. The main event between Danny Garcia and Spence is the only fight on the December 5th card that boxing fans are talking about.
Spence vs. Garcia undercard:
- Burley Brooks vs. Marco Delgado
- Sebastian Fundora vs. Jorge Cota
- Josesito Lopez vs. Francisco Santana
- Julio Ceja vs. Eduardo Ramirez
- Miguel Flores vs. Isaac Avelar
This is the same price as last September’s Charlo brothers card on Showtime PPV, which many boxing fans felt was too expensive for the card’s lack of quality fights.
But when you compare the Spence-Garcia pay-per-view card, which has an arguably mediocre undercard, boxing fans got much more value for the Charlo brothers card on September 26th.
These are the fights that were shown on the $74.95 Charlo brother card on September 26th:
- Jermall Charlo vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
- Jermell Charlo vs. Jeison Rosario
- Daniel Roman vs. Juan Carlos Payano
- Luis Nery vs. Aaron Alameda
- John Riel Casimero vs. Duke Micah
- Brandon Figueroa vs. Damien Vazquez
- Bakhram Murtazaliev vs. Manny Woods
From what I can see, the Charlo brothers blow the door off of the Errol Spence Jr vs. Danny Garcia card in terms of overall value. If the organizers of these high-priced pay-per-view events are going to charge $74.95 during the pandemic, you’d like to see the undercard staked with great fights.
A good co-feature would help for Spence-Garcia
Unfortunately, I don’t see that with the Spence-Garcia card. I just see a decent main event and a ghost town undercard that is skeletal in terms of quality fights.
Given the lack of great fights on December 5th, hopefully, the headliner between the unbeaten Spence (26-0, 21 KOs) and Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs) makes up for the lack of a great undercard.
“I picked Danny Garcia because he’s a tough opponent with a granite chin,” said Spence about his title defense against Danny ‘Swift’ on December 5th.
“He’s always in tough close fights. He’s going to bring the best out of me,” Spence said at his recent virtual media workout.
“If I took a tune-up fight, I wouldn’t be as focused or dedicated as I am right now,” said Spence.
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