Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Joe Cortez Believes Spence vs. Garcia Will Be a Good Fight

By Ryan Burton

Four-division champion Mikey Garcia (39-0) has won titles from the featherweight division up to the super lightweight division.  For his next challenge, the California native would like to move up to 147 pounds and face IBF welterweight kingpin Errol Spence (24-0).

After his dominant victory over Robert Easter Jr. in July to unify titles at 135 pounds, Garcia said, "I don't know if there is anyone that is a bigger challenge than Errol Spence. I know he's up to fight everyone so let's make it happen. I think it can be made. I think that's the next big fight coming up."

There are ongoing discussions to make the fight happen either in late 2018 or the first quarter of 2019.

spence-garcia_3

Garcia will face a serious size disadvantage and will be a big underdog in the fight if it comes to fruition.

Garcia has captured world title at featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight and junior welterweight. Spence has been on a furious streak as of late, with a stoppage last year of Kell Brook to capture the IBF title in Sheffield, then a battering of Lamont Peterson earlier this year in Brooklyn, and then a first round knockout victory of mandatory challenger Carlo Ocampo back in June in Texas.

Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez recognizes the difference in size but believes that it will still be a good fight.

"I think it is good. Mikey Garcia has proven himself. He has been undisputed world champion in [four] different weight classes. He is going to go down in history as one of the better fighters. He is still young and has a lot of talent. I think Mikey has a long ways to go in boxing and I think he will do very well,"  Cortez told BoxingScene.com.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 09-04-2018

What true fan of boxing cares WHAT Cortez thinks? He was obviously bought and paid for in a bunch of fights, especially Floydie's. What a joke, asking a corrupt ref for his opinion. Boxing Scene can't be that hard up…

Comment by JWHardin on 09-04-2018

According to his trainer and brother this fight will happen. Mikey did well sparring the bigger and stronger Maidana, so he knows his limitations. He probably has a skill edge over Spence, and definite experience edge. Great fight for the…

Comment by sammybee on 09-04-2018

Spence will be too much for Mikey

Comment by T.M.T on 09-04-2018

it'll be a good fight until the second round. no doubt that mickey gets in there but he will lose badly.

Comment by komandante on 09-04-2018

I go for Mickey Garcia:boxing:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Danny Garcia Backs Adrien Broner To Upset Manny Pacquiao Errol Spence: I Don't Think Keith Thurman Will Ever Fight Me Frampton: If I Beat Warrington - I Want Another Champion Next Charlo Brothers Promise Fireworks, Explosive Wins in Barclays Warrington-Frampton: Nathan Gorman, Arthur, Wright Added Darren Tetley Looks To Bigger Things After Warburton Win Fielding Motivated By Fear, Doubters To Topple Canelo Hosea Burton: I'd Love To Punch Anthony Yarde's Face In! Canelo Feels Mikey Garcia Has a Very Tough Task With Spence Josh Warrington Sees Flaws To Exploit in Oscar Valdez Hooker Warns: I Can Do Some Real Damage To Saucedo's Career! Spence: People Think Garcia is Crazy - This is a Legacy Fight Photos: Danny Garcia, Figueroa-Molina, Uzcategui-Plant - Presser Photos: Porter-Ugas, Santa Cruz-Flores, Dirrell-Yildirim - Presser Photos: Spence-Garcia, Thurman-Lopez, Quillin-Truax - Presser Mikey Garcia on Spence: This Time Little Guy Beats Bigger Man! Keith Thurman: I'm Back, I Plan on Reclaiming My WBC Belt! Premier Boxing Champions, FOX Sports Reveal 2019 Schedule Peterson-Lipinets, Quillin-Truax To Headline FS1 Shows News: Antonio Vargas, Anvar Yunusov, Jean Carlos Torres Jarrell Miller is Interested in Facing Whyte-Chisora 2 Winner Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart Promise a War on December 14 Spence-Garcia To Be Announced As FOX PPV March 16 Gennady Golovkin is 'No. 1 Choice' For Callum Smith, Says Hearn Pacquiao-Broner Press Conferences Set For Monday, Tuesday Claressa Shields: I Can Go as Low as 154 For Cecilia Braekhus Thurman-Lopez, Garcia-Granados, Santa Cruz-Flores Are Set Boy Jones Jr. vs. Craig Evans For Vacant WBO Euro, Nov. 19 Shawn Porter-Yordenis Ugas Set For March 9 In Las Vegas Joe Smith: If I Land on Beterbiev Like Johnson Did - I'll Finish Him! Kownacki-Washington Set For 1/26 FOX Show From Barclays Holyfield: Two Different Eras, Usyk is The Best of His Time Hearn: Joshua-Usyk Will Be A Massive Fight One Day, Not Now Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew: Afterthoughts Alexander Povetkin Will Have Two More Fights, Then Retire Jay Collins Ready For Debut Under Guidance of Derry Mathews Parker's Promoter: We Want Whyte-Chisora Winner - NOT Usyk Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook: Hearn Aims To Finalize March Date Felix Verdejo's Manager: We'd Like The Winner of Hooker-Saucedo Looking Back a Decade at a Hall of Fame Finale
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement