Mikey Garcia: I Want To Prove I'm Better Than Errol Spence!

By Miguel Rivera

WBC lightweight world champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) is very confident that he will upset the odds by moving up to the welterweight division, by twelve pounds, to challenge IBF champion Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KOs).

Garcia captured world titles at featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight and junior welterweight.

He recently dominated Robert Easter to unify the WBC, IBF world titles at 135-pounds.

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Garcia brushes away the comparison of his pursuit as being on the same level as Amir Khan moving up to fight Canelo Alvarez in 2016 and Kell Brook moving up to challenge Gennady Golovkin later that year.

In both of those bouts, both Khan and Brook gave away a lot of size and were overpowered and stopped.

"I see this fight with Spence differently. I'm good at boxing, I have other skills. I am the one who would decide if I want to move up. If I want to move up to welterweight, it's because I think I can beat him, I have that confidence, I am in the best stage of my career," Garcia told ESPN Deportes.

"There are still a lot of names, but looking at the politics of the sport, the business, there are names that are harder to come by. I'm looking at what's possible, and although many do not believe it - Errol Spence is a fight that is very attractive to me, it excites me and I will try to negotiate it in a couple of weeks.

"The more risk, the more recognition. I accept that it is a dangerous fight, I am being advised not to take it, that I should not be at welterweight, that I am smaller and he is bigger and stronger, but all of that attracts me, I want to prove to them that I am better than him, and if I beat Spence no one will doubt that I am the best."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Michael1437 on 08-03-2018

I am interested in seeing how Mikey would do at WW, he does appear to be too small, but who knows, maybe he is able to shock some people.

Comment by sbbigmike on 08-03-2018

[QUOTE=vitali1999;18990334]Miley will taste defeat soon. Too small for welterweight[/QUOTE] This.... He could have a lil run, but the boy just cut weight and dont train

Comment by Shadoww702 on 08-03-2018

[QUOTE=dwayne3534;18990958][I[/I] And who can Lipinets beat at 140 that is currently a champion? And the Broner Mikey fought looks like a shot fighter where as Linares looks as good as he has ever looked[/QUOTE] Did you see Linares a couple…

Comment by cork on 08-03-2018

[QUOTE=deanrw;18990349]If he does truly fight Spence, I will give him credit. If he suddenly "comes to his senses", it will be no different than cotto, Linares etc. All eyes are on him right now. He talks the talk, let's see…

Comment by dwayne3534 on 08-03-2018

[I[/I][QUOTE=Shadoww702;18990169]Im not gonna hate on Mikey either way. Funny how they bash Mikey for fighting Broner but didnt bash Loma for Linares. Broner smoked the dude who TKO'd Linares. And anyone who knows boxing should know Lipinets is not an…

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