Mikey Garcia Ready: I Have Everything To Beat Errol Spence!

By Miguel Rivera

On Tuesday, a fight that nobody expected to get finalized was officially announced for March 16th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) will defend his title against four-division world champion and current WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs). Fox Sports Pay-Per-View will carry the bout.

Garcia is moving up by two weight divisions, a full twelve pounds, to meet Spence at the welterweight limit of 147-pounds.  


Garcia feels very confident in his ability to upset the odds.

Although he's regarded by most as a pound-for-pound fighter, he a tremendous underdog in the contest.

Garcia captured his first world title at featherweight, and then picked up belts at super featherweight, lightweight and junior welterweight.

"I wanted the fight with Spence. I'm happy to get these fights, to get it takes a little time and sometimes there are criticisms, but finally it came. I was looking for this fight because I want to leave a legacy, I want to leave my name in the history books of boxing, and that's why I was looking for this fight, it finally arrived and I'm very happy," Garcia told ESPN Deportes.

"At this point in my career I have achieved a lot of things, but I'm still motivated.... I want more, to achieve much more and leave this name stamped down in history - and that's why I looked for this fight. This is the most dangerous fight that exists for me, but I think I have enough to win it, to beat Spence and leave another footprint in boxing.

"Obviously he's bigger than me, he's a natural welterweight, I started in featherweight, at 126 pounds, and I'm now moving up to 147.. it's something that sounds crazy, but I have a lot of skill, I have confidence in my abilities as boxer, my technique, my strategy with my dad and my brother (Eduardo and Robert), the experience that they have as coaches and me as a boxer - it's the best there is, the best that exists and that's why I am confident in taking this fight and know that I have everything to win it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mimms on 11-21-2018

This is like Canelo vs Mayweather Spence might get schooled

Comment by Noelanthony on 11-21-2018

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Comment by Muz on 11-20-2018

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Comment by Truth Serum on 11-16-2018

Although this fight could be similar to Pacquioa vs Margarito, Spence hasn't really been tested by A class fighters but passes the eye test so far... Mikey's win wouldn't be as big of a win as Manny's.

Comment by LetOutTheCage on 11-16-2018

I like the press conference Mikey answered a question about weaknesses that Spence had and after that turned to look at Spence, you could see no fear and genuine confidence. I'm rooting for Mikey.

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