Errol Spence: Mikey Garcia is The Best Fight Available For Me

WBC lightweight world champion Mikey Garcia captured the IBF lightweight belt on Saturday night, dominating the previously unbeaten Robert Easter for a clear unanimous decision victory.

Garcia (39-0) knocked down Easter in the third round and controlled long stretches of the bout at Staples Center. The judges all favored Garcia, scoring it 116-111, 117-110 and 118-109.

The 30-year-old Garcia has been a world champion in four weight classes, and his combination of precision and power was too much for Easter (21-1).


Garcia couldn't get his first knockout since January 2017, but still delivered another outstanding performance.

Garcia also got better as the fight progressed. In the final four rounds, Garcia out-landed Easter 95-34 in total punches and ended the fight being the more active fighter, throwing 555 punches to Easter's 507.

Garcia had a 2 1/2-year layoff from his sport due to a promoter dispute, but he is 5-0 since returning to the ring in 2016. He is one of only three fighters in modern history to hold world titles at 126, 130, 135 and 140 pounds, joining Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao,

Garcia won the vacant IBF 140-pound title in March to become a four-division world champion, only to relinquish the title to return to 135 pounds to face Easter.

Now Garcia wants to jump up by two weight divisions to fight IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence.

Spence, regarded as one of the best pound for pound fighters in the sport, was ringside for Garcia's win on Saturday.

He embraces the opportunity to fight Garcia in the fall.

"He's daring to be great, he wants to be great, he wants to move up and dethrone me and it's not going to happen. It's definitely going to be an easy fight. [Garcia] will be pound-for-pound No. 1 if he beats me. He has great skills but I see myself winning. I don't really see anything that concerns me. He's technically good, but I don't see him hurting me at 147."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by micky1971 on 08-10-2018

[QUOTE=Ruc31;18982335]Rewatch the fight bro space went to the body slowed kell down and won the fight after after breaking kell Brooks other eye socket or orbital bone.[/QUOTE] Yes I have and I still disagree. Kell brook deserves the rematch the…

Comment by BennyBlanco on 08-08-2018

[QUOTE=boxingitis;18990134]When will you learn Mikey is not top pound for pound.[/QUOTE] Literally everyone who gets paid to talk about, write about or think about the sport disagrees with you. ESPN says Mikey is top 10 P4P. So does Ring. So…

Comment by boxingitis on 08-02-2018

[QUOTE=Ruc31;18982329]It is not that easy, Bob Arum always tries to protect his fighters if he doesn't feel they can win you don't want to scrafice your money maker to soon... I feel that any fight with Errol spence is a…

Comment by boxingitis on 08-02-2018

[QUOTE=CLUE;18981711]No he's not. Arum already has his next fight in line for Oct in his home town. Don't be fooled by Crawford mouth. Both him and Spence have said enough to know both are playing the "Build the fight" game.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by boxingitis on 08-02-2018

[QUOTE=BennyBlanco;18981057]When will you naive fans understand? READ MY LIPS: ARUM HAS NO INTENTION OF LETTING LOMA FIGHT MIKEY OR CRAWFORD FIGHT SPENCE. Arum is trolling fans by mentioning those amazing hypothetical future matchups that he has no intention of actually…

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