Spence, Garcia, Charlos Get Mainstream Exposure Via FOX Deal

By Lem Satterfield

IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence and four-division title winner Mikey Garcia appeared FOX's telecasts of the past two Dallas Cowboys victories over The Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints in advance of their March 16 clash on FOX Pay Per View  (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

“The Truth” Spence Jr. (24-0, 21 KOs) pursues his third defense and 12th straight knockout against Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs), who will make his 147-pound debut in an attempt to earn a fifth crown in as many divisions.

The 28-year-old Spence posed with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during the team's November 22nd Thanksgiving Day, 31-23 victory over the Redskins, and the 30-year-old Garcia was shown in attendance during the Cowboys' 13-10 victory over the Saints on November 29.


The Cowboys-Redskins contest drew an estimated 30.8 million viewers, and Cowboys-Saints, a 14.6/25 share in overnight ratings -- the highest-ever for a Thursday Night Football game, according to a report by Kenneth Bouhairie on The Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) website.

Last weekend’s series of college and NFL games on FOX included commercials for the December 22nd PBC on FOX event (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) featuring the 28-year-old Charlo twins -- Jermell (31-0, 15 KOs) and two-division title winner Jermall (27-0, 21 KOs) -- in defense of their WBC 154- and 160-pound championships at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Jermell pursues his fourth defense against repeat title challenger Tony Harrison (27-2, 21 KOs), and older-by-a-minute Jermall, his initial interim defense and fourth straight stoppage against southpaw Willie Monroe (23-3, 6 KOs).

The Charlo card opens with 2012 Olympic heavyweight and former title challenger Dominic  Breazeale (19-1, 17 KOs) going after his third straight stoppage win against Carlos Negron (20-1, 16 KOs).

Negron has scored seven straight knockouts since losing by third-round KO in September 2011 to Epifanio Mendoza, a first-round stoppage loser to Breazeale in December 2014.

The Charlos' advertisements were seen by 23.4 million viewers during the NFL’s Sunday late afternoon games; 14.4 million during the early afternoon game; 8.8 million during Saturday’s Big Ten Championship and 4.1 million during the Pac 12 Championship, according to PBC, which has four- and three-year deals with FOX and Showtime, respectively.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr.365 on 12-07-2018

Very nice. W / UFC out of the way the Charlos, can appear on FS1 shows like SFY, The Truth Spence can do Undisputed I hope Swift Garcia goes the AB rout & starts talking smack, he has the potential…

Comment by JrRod on 12-07-2018

[QUOTE=sicko;19331731]Fox been running an incredible Promo of the Charlo Brothers during NFL Games which is GREAT for them... Boxing needs this type of Main Stream Exposure honestly! New fans…

Comment by JrRod on 12-07-2018

[QUOTE=MasterPlan;19330944]PBC will have shoulder programming beginning on Saturday the 8th with specials about the 4 main fighters for the Dec 22 card. That is also good promoting and I'm assumimg they will do this for all lf the upcoming Fox…

Comment by KillaMane26 on 12-07-2018

It makes no sense that all these guys are under same promoter and not Fighting each other! Hate Arum as much as u want..if they were all under Top Rank they would have been fought each other

Comment by j.razor on 12-07-2018

[QUOTE=Leonbus2;19332809]Did you watch the Charlos' scrape by an undersize and soft hitting old Trout? Are you Razor Rudduck?[/QUOTE] The same Trout that beat Cotto, gave Nelo a harder fight than Triple L did, gave hurd a tough fight? Yeah, I…

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