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Spence: I See How Hungry Garcia Is - That Motivates Me More

IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence is not underestimating the abilities of his upcoming opponent, undefeated four-division champion Mikey Garcia.

The two unbeaten champions will headline a Premier Boxing Champions on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View event on Saturday, March 16 from AT&T Stadium.

Garcia, who holds the WBC title at 135-pounds, is moving up by two weight division and twelve pounds to take the fight.

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In the pre-fight build to the fight, the two boxers have gone face to face on several occasions.

There is a noticeable size difference between the two combatants.

Spence is considered to be a big welterweight and could be headed to the junior middleweight division in the not too distant future.

Garcia feels very confident, after studying footage, that he can upset the very wide odds in Spence's favor.

The contest is by far the biggest opportunity for both - in terms of profile. And the first pay-per-view headliner for both.

Garcia, being the underdog and coming up in weight, has far more to gain in victory.

But Spence plans to put on a boxing clinic.

"Every time I see Mikey I get excited and anxious and want to go to the gym and spar. On Sunday, I sparred 18 rounds because of the whole press conference and face off on Saturday. Looking into Mikey's eyes, I can see how hungry he is and that's motivating me," Spence said.
 
"Mikey is very difficult because of how he places his punches. He's always thinking and he has a high ring IQ. But I've been clicking on all cylinders. I'm strong mentally and physically and prepared for anything he brings to the table. A win here can definitely catapult me and I'm ready to make it happen.
 
"I'm 100 percent prepared and focused on Mikey Garcia. I'm hungry and I'm already on weight. I can't wait to put on another show."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by landotter on 02-23-2019

Hope Garcia's team has the man focused on a smart game plan. He has been hearing how this is a mismatch since he mentioned Spence's name out loud. As a huge Ray Leonard fan, I still recognize the secret to…

Comment by MinuteMaid5 on 02-22-2019

[QUOTE=gritsteel;19531724]They are the same weight, I got Mikey to win this one. Hearns was powerful and tall, but even shorter guys beat him. Tyson too was short in his division, but of course he had power. Who fought better quality…

Comment by BoxingIsGreat on 02-22-2019

[QUOTE=Madison boxing;19531715]Spence doesnt even need to train for this one, i spat out my drink when i saw them head to head. What a ****ing circus boxing has become when this is considered a good fight :lol1:[/QUOTE] You gonna stay…

Comment by D4thincarnation on 02-22-2019

[QUOTE=fantasy5021;19531466]LOL no you wouldn't. not with all that money and recognition in place. Everyone here in Spence position would gladly take this fight.[/QUOTE] Nope, it would be embarrassing for me. I guess you would do anything for money?

Comment by Bronx2245 on 02-22-2019

[QUOTE=marvin douglas;19531634]Great point, but the problem is Spence is a big welter and will probably move up to jr middle and maybe middle. Spence will have a considerable weight advantage on fight night[/QUOTE][B]Weight is not always an advantage[/B]! See Hagler…

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