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Schaefer: Mikey Garcia Truly Believes He Will Beat Errol Spence

Ringstar Sports CEO Richard Schaefer, who works closely with former four division champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs), does not expect a hometown crowd for Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KOs).

He believes the crowd will be 50-50 when Garcia, the current WBC lightweight champion, moves up by two weight divisions to challenge Spence for his IBF welterweight title at AT&T Stadium in Texas. 

"You are going to have a crowd that is evenly split between Spence and Garcia. I don't think that you're going to have a hometown crowd for Spence, because Mikey Garcia has a lot of fans all over the place," Schaefer said.

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The contest is a huge gamble for Garcia, who is giving up a lot of size and likely power in the contest.

This is not about the money, says Schaefer.

"Mikey took this fight because he truly believes, deep down, that he has the skills to beat Errol Spence. That's why Mikey is taking the fight and no other reason," Schaefer said.

"As I've said, he's not taking it for the paycheck - he could have made money somewhere else. He's taking it for legacy and because he knows that he has the skills to beat Errol Spence."

There are some concerns being raised in the media, with respect to the scoring - if the contest reaches a decision.

Over the last few years, Texas has had it's fair share of controversial decisions and referee mishaps.

But Schaefer is not worried about the judges or the referee.

"They better do a good job, because I want to see, as a boxing fan, the guy who wins gets the decision. And if I go somewhere, where the athletic commission doesn't know how ti pick the judges and the referee, then they have to change or I won't go back. In Texas, I don't have a problem with Texas," Schaefer said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by indelible on 03-13-2019

[QUOTE=lopez36;19580325]it is to a lot of fighters,but it shouldn't be that big of a deal to him because he's just facing a guy who is much bigger,stronger...so if he loses it's really not a surprise he lost,if he would have…

Comment by lopez36 on 03-13-2019

[QUOTE=indelible;19575284]He loses his perfect record which to a lot of fighters is a big deal[/QUOTE] it is to a lot of fighters,but it shouldn't be that big of a deal to him because he's just facing a guy who is…

Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 03-12-2019

I watched a Robert Garcia interview from Fight Hub a couple of days ago and he said Mikey's gonna spar all the way until....Friday!? Dafuq??? The interview was posted this weekend, so, hopefully....hopefully it actually took place the week prior.

Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 03-12-2019

[QUOTE=Lomadeaux;19575403]These fights are the fights that are incredible when the underdog performs extremely well and even wins. Great stuff for boxing. Problem we have nowadays with boxing is that they fight so rarely, a loss is considered so damaging. Shame.…

Comment by JWHardin on 03-12-2019

[QUOTE=_Maxi;19575290]It's a stupid fight really... I feel bad for Mikey. He doesn't deserve to get KTFO like he will. But money is money right? They're just fooling the people. Lomachenko vs Rigo or GGG va Brook all over again.[/QUOTE] Not…

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