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Mikey Garcia: Spence is The Truth, I Couldn't Get Rhythm Going

Errol Spence Jr. retained his IBF Welterweight World Championship in his hometown in front of 47,525 fans with a unanimous decision over four-division world champion Mikey Garcia in the main event of the first Premier Boxing Champions on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View event Saturday night from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
 
"I really appreciate the love and support of the fans tonight," said Garcia. "It's a great night and all the credit to Errol, he's a great champion. He's the truth. He executed his game plan very well."
 
The bout started technical, with Spence pumping a consistent jab and attempting to cut the ring off while Garcia was patiently looking for a chance to counter. Garcia had some success early throwing counter left hooks over Spence's jab, but was never able to get in a rhythm against the busier champion.

"He came out here with a good game plan and kept the distance at his favor," said Garcia. "I couldn't get my rhythm going and he did what he had to do. I tried to make adjustments and he kept executing."

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In round four, Spence dominated most of the action before Garcia made a late surge and forced Spence into a defensive crouch for the final moments of the round. Garcia kept that energy going early in round five, putting Spence on the defensive temporarily before he regained his momentum and returned to connecting on powerful straight lefts.
 
Spence increased his body-punching as the fight went on and looked to wear down the fighter who was moving up in weight. Garcia began bleeding from his nose in round eight, at which point Spence increased his output and landed 35, 29, 34 and 25 punches in rounds nine through 12 respectively, according to CompuBox. 

While Garcia showed his mettle in making it the distance, Spence was simply too effective, with one judge even scoring round 11 10-8 for Spence. Spence threw a career-high 1082 punches and out landed Garcia by a staggering 345 to 75 margin.
 
After 12-rounds of action, all three judges saw the fight for Spence, by scores of 120-108 twice and 120-107.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by OldTerry on 03-18-2019

[QUOTE=BoxingIsGreat;19594626]140? :lol1::lol1: You hate Loma, bro?[/QUOTE] [I][/I] No I like Loma a lot. Maybe Mikey is too big for Loma but I would still give Loma a good chance to win, in fact a very good chance.

Comment by !! Shawn on 03-18-2019

[QUOTE=angkag;19592418]Something to be said for that I guess. If you look at the way Duran went at Leonard in their first fight (giving up 3 inches to Leonard and also coming up in weight like Garcia did), then compare to…

Comment by MrShakeAndBake on 03-18-2019

[QUOTE=OldTerry;19593262]I thought that the way Errol fought Mikey showed how much respect he had for him. He kept it technical and must have thought better of it than to try and make it a short slugfest. I would like to…

Comment by alexnation on 03-18-2019

[QUOTE=BoxingIsGreat;19594631]You cheerlead much? You sound cheesy.[/QUOTE] I am not really into hillbilly humor. care to elaborate?

Comment by Curtis Harper on 03-18-2019

[QUOTE=SweetPbfAli;19593084]Nope. It's used in every sport here in the states,[/QUOTE] Carl Williams was the 1st truth (me thinks).

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