Spence de­fends IBF wel­ter­weight ti­tle with win over Gar­cia

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Aowner Jerry Jones was there along with sev­eral play­ers, in­clud­ing quar­ter­back Dak Prescott, as part of an an­nounced crowd of 47,525.

Jones and Prescott even stepped into the ring with Floyd May­weather be­fore the main event.

Ex­actly nine months ear­lier, Jones and the Cow­boys were also there when Spence won his sec­ond ti­tle de­fense in the 147-pound di­vi­sion. Spence stopped pre­vi­ously un­de­feated chal­lenger Car­los Ocampo with a first-round knock­out at the NFL team’s prac­tice fa­cil­ity in Frisco, not far from his home in De­soto.

Gar­cia grew up around Ox­nard, Cal­i­for­nia, where the Cow­boys hold part of their pre­sea­son train­ing camp each year.

WBA wel­ter­weight cham­pion Manny Pac­quiao was in the build­ing and could be a fu­ture op­po­nent for Spence. Pac­quiao won two ti­tle bouts at the Cow­boys’ sta­dium in 2010, when he beat Joshua Clottey for the WBO wel­ter­weight crown and later An­to­nio Mar­gar­ito for va­cant WBO su­per wel­ter­weight ti­tle.

“He’s bro­ken records here be­fore, he’s a leg­end in the sport and it’d be my honor to fight him next,” Spence said of the 40-yearold Pac­quiao, who wants to re­turn to the ring in July.

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