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Mikey Garcia: Spence is The Toughest at 147 - So I Want Him!

Mikey Garcia became the 10th lightweight champion to unify the division with a unanimous decision against Robert Easter Jr. Saturday on SHOWTIME, and immediately afterward set his sights on boxing’s best, namely Errol Spence Jr.

All three judges scored the fight in favor of Garcia,118-109, 117-110, 116-111, in an electrifying fight in front of 12,560 fans at Staples Center in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. 

The four-division world champion Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) – who was fighting in his native Southern California for the first time in seven years – keeps his 135-pound WBC title, and also claims Easter’s IBF Lightweight belt

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“I’m here for the biggest challenges,” said Garcia, 30, who unified a title for the first time in his career. “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.

“I feel I have the power and the skillset to compete in any division up to welterweight. He’s the toughest guy at welterweight so I want to face him.”

Garcia scored a knock down in the third round against Easter (21-1, 14 KOs) of Toledo, Ohio, who was sent to the canvas for just the second time in his career. A strong right jab put Easter out of position, immediately followed by a devastating left hook sent Easter down with 24 seconds remaining in the round.

Garcia 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. He connected on nearly 40 percent of his power shots while Easter landed at a 24 percent clip.

“It’s a great accomplishment being here in L.A.,” Garcia said. “I was in control most of the fight, and I did what I had to do. I knew he was a tough opponent. He’s a tough warrior. He gave a great fight but I was a better fighter. I was in control of the fight and I did what I had to do to win.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lefty0616 on 07-29-2018

My two favorite fighters these days are Garcia and Porter...but I don't think Garcia has the size to handle Spence's power.

Comment by sterilizer on 07-29-2018

[QUOTE=chimichanga2;18976373]ROFL Garcia is a hyped bum trying to play the media. The Mexican media and fans gonna fall for him no doubt. Easy win for Spence.[/QUOTE] T-R-O-L-L. He's not even Mexican. He is an American. He is not a bum,…

Comment by Boxknowledge75 on 07-29-2018

Mikey just don't have quickness, the foot work and work rate or the awkward angles to move up in weight successfully like pacquiao. Easter just couldn't maintain pumping that jab from rd 1 - 12. Hope naming spence is just…

Comment by pici_99 on 07-29-2018

Any of the elites at WWE would be Garcia is defense of skills lack and at the higher wait is punches will not have any effect he's just fighting off way more than he can chew it have a terrible…

Comment by Franco35 on 07-29-2018

[QUOTE=chimichanga2;18976373]ROFL Garcia is a hyped bum trying to play the media. The Mexican media and fans gonna fall for him no doubt. Easy win for Spence.[/QUOTE] chimicaca your list tells me you're a bandwagon fan. Is this true? The Garcia's…

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