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Mayweather: For Garcia - Better Shot To Beat Loma Than Spence!

Former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes Mikey Garcia has a much better shot to overcome Vasyl Lomachanko than he does Errol Spence.

Garcia, who captured world titles in four weight divisions and currently holds the WBC world title at 135-pounds, is eager to move up by twelve pounds to challenge Spence for his IBF welterweight title.

"You have to respect Mikey Garcia for wanting to test his skills against the best guys out there. You can't fault him for doing it, you can't overlook Mikey Garcia in a fight with Errol Spence. Errol Spence can fight his ass off...it's a good matchup. Spence, he's tough, he's strong, he can bang," said Mayweather to Fighthype.com.

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However, Mayweather would rather see Garcia fight two-time Olympic gold medal winner Lomachenko, who holds the WBA world title at 135-pounds.

“With the Errol Spence fight, that’s tough. That’s a tough fight for him. The Errol Spence fight is definitely a tough fight for him. His chances of beating Lomachenko are a lot better than his chances of beating Errol Spence. Lomachenko can’t take it to the body," Mayweather said.

“Lomachenko can’t take it to the body and we already seen that Lomachenko got knocked down and he didn’t even get hit hard [by Jorge Linares in May]. So anything can happen in the sport of boxing."

But, making the contest between Lomachenko and Garcia is very difficult because of their promotional ties and their network agreements. Garcia, who has a close relationship with Al Haymon, fights exclusively on Showtime. And Lomachenko, who is promoted by Top Rank, fights exclusively on ESPN.

Garcia fought a two year legal battle to break his promotional contract with Top Rank and there are still some lingering bad blood.

Spence is a much easier fight to make - because he works with Haymon and also fights on Showtime.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing Logic on 08-18-2018

[QUOTE=mcdonalds;19005694]Look how mad this wannabe eastern euro is [/QUOTE] Not mad, just posting logic. Logic usually isn't tied to emotion, it's bias, such as you often exhibit, that is often tied to emotion. Translation:…

Comment by Boxing Logic on 08-18-2018

[QUOTE=chrisJS;19005260]Yeah every Euro fighter is a hype job that’s going to get “exposed” (that’s the worst term in boxing) and when a non-euro gets beaten there’s reasons why but that fighter was seldom “exposed”, even the ones that are currently…

Comment by boxinggod101 on 08-09-2018

[QUOTE=Michael1437;19008453]Here is the thing, I don't see how anyone can say that Mikey isn't going to fight who he says when he just finishing fighting Easter, what if he does fight Spence next, does he deserve credit, or are people…

Comment by Michael1437 on 08-09-2018

[QUOTE=boxinggod101;19008022]2-3 race baiters... Dont take them serious. 99% knew nobody is ducking that guy[/QUOTE] Here is the thing, I don't see how anyone can say that Mikey isn't going to fight who he says when he just finishing fighting Easter,…

Comment by boxinggod101 on 08-09-2018

[QUOTE=Michael1437;19007848]I am not making anything up, on here there were guys saying that Mikey was ducking Easter. I didn't think so, but whatever[/QUOTE] 2-3 race baiters... Dont take them serious. 99% knew nobody is ducking that guy

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