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Watch Errol Spence Jr vs Mikey Garcia on ITV4 this weekend

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Unbeaten IBF Welterweight World Champion Errol Spence Jr. defends his title against undefeated four-division champion Mikey Garcia in a highly anticipated and historic showdown for pound-for-pound supremacy which you can see live and free on ITV4 this Sunday at 1:00am GMT (Saturday night).

The four-fight card will also see unbeaten former super middleweight world champion David Benavidez taking on veteran contender J'Leon Love in a 10-round showdown, undefeated former 118-pound champion Luis Nery battling former champion McJoe Arroyo and fan-favourite Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola facing unbeaten Jean Pierre Augustin.

The main event will see Garcia step up two weight classes from his last fight to challenge Spence for the welterweight title in Spence's backyard, not far from the Dallas suburb of DeSoto where Spence grew up.

Garcia will be fighting in Texas for the ninth time as a pro and figures to be buoyed by the large contingent of Mexican and Mexican-American fans that will be in attendance.

David Benavidez features on the undercard and previously was the holder of the WBC Super-Middleweight title. Credit: PA

His task has historical parallels to the paths taken by great fighters like Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao, who all moved up multiple weight classes to challenge all-time great welterweights.

Mosley and Pacquiao were both successful in moving up from lightweight to defeat Oscar De La Hoya, while Marquez's rise to welterweight was halted in a decision loss to Floyd Mayweather.

Spence is a power-punching welterweight who has stopped his last 11 opponents heading into this intriguing matchup against the brilliant tactician that Garcia has established himself as.

With a clash of two superb boxers in the prime of their careers and squarely in the top-five of the mythical pound-for-pound rankings, the winner can stake a claim as the best boxer in the sport today.

Spence beat Kell Brook at Bramall Lane when the two met in 2017. Credit: PA

Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) is no stranger to big stadium events as he won the IBF title by traveling to Britain to take on then-champion Kell Brook at Bramall Lane on May 27, 2017. In front of a raucous crowd of over 27,000 loyal Brook supporters, the 28-year-old Spence stopped Brook in round 11 to wrest away the title.

This will be Spence's third defence of the title. After beating Brook, he successfully defended it with an eighth-round stoppage of two-division champion Lamont Peterson and then knocked out mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo in the first round in his last fight on June 16.

"I can't wait for March 16th. It doesn't get bigger than this," said Spence.

"Fighting at AT&T Stadium in my hometown is a dream come true. If I beat Mikey Garcia the way I plan on beating him, I will be the guy in the sport. This is my year and Mikey isn't going to stop me.

Garcia beat Robert Easter, Jr by UD last July. Credit: PA

"I am training like this is the biggest fight of my life and I want to put on a great show for the fans and win convincingly."

Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) is striving to put together a legendary career and is aggressively pursuing that goal. He has won world championships at featherweight, junior lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight. He now eyes a welterweight title against the consensus class of the division in Spence.

Garcia unified the IBF and WBC Lightweight World Championships in his last bout by scoring a unanimous decision victory over Robert Easter, Jr on July 28.

The 31-year-old first reached the championship ranks by blitzing through the featherweight and junior lightweight division, defeating Orlando Salido, Juan Manuel Lopez, Roman Martinez and Juan Carlos Burgos to establish himself as a star in the sport.

Garcia is four weight world champion but will he be able to step up to Welterweight? Credit: PA

Garcia has been on a fast track since ending a nearly 2-1/2-year hiatus with a knockout victory over Elios Rojas in 2016. After the victory over Rojas, Garcia scored a KO victory over Dejan Zlaticanin for the WBC lightweight championship in January 2017, before defeating four-division champion Adrien Broner in July and then captured a title at 140-pounds by dropping and defeating Sergey Lipinets last March.

"In my career I've always sought to fight the best in boxing and this fight against Errol Spence Jr. is just that,'' said Garcia.

"I want to be known as one of the all-time greats and what better way to do that than to win a welterweight title and become a five-division world champion. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Errol and what he's accomplished, but I fully expect to leave the ring at AT&T Stadium with the welterweight world title.

"This is a match that I've been looking forward to for a long time and I plan on giving the fans a performance they'll never forget.''

You can see all the action live on ITV4 or the ITV Hub from 1:00am on Sunday morning (Saturday night).