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May
2019

Errol Spence insists he’s no bully, Mikey Garcia chased the legacy fight

Chandler Waller 11/03/2019
Errol Spence

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Errol Spence Jr takes on his biggest test to date in Mikey Garcia on March 16th. The P4P star takes on a formidable foe who has claimed world title honors in four weight divisions.

The event is to be broadcast on PBC on FOX Pay-Per-View in one of the most eagerly anticipated clashes of the year so far.

Regarding his upcoming opponent, Spence Jr said: “Size always matters, but when you get in there, at the end of the day, it’s about skills and intelligence. I’m not going to rely on size.

“I’m going to focus on my talent. If I can roll through him, then I’ll show my killer instinct and try to get him out of there. I’m going to use my ability to break him down.”

Garcia looks to become a five-weight world champion in his 40th professional bout. Another step up in weight appeared almost unfathomable, just as Spence Jr. stated by saying: “At first I thought he was just chasing my name when he was calling me out.

“Once it became real, I saw how serious he was. At that point, I was very confident it would happen.”

Spence Jr. has made it clear that he wants to unify the division. He wants to fight the best that the sport has to offer.

Post-fight interview after post-fight interview has displayed the 29 year old’s dedication.

“I’m not the bully here because Mikey really pushed for the fight. The other champions weren’t available at the time,” he explained. “Plus Mikey is the only top fighter who called me out. I knew this was a fight I wanted.

“Mikey is undefeated, has a great skill set and has won a title at 140-pounds. Therefore, I don’t see him as that small a fighter. He has a technical style that’s very traditional. He likes to use angles to set his opponent’s up.”

Although no other world titles lay on the line for their thrilling bout, Spence relishes the opportunity to test his talent against the world’s best fighters.


LEGACY

In preparation for his fight with another fellow top operator, Spence Jr. revealed nothing is out of the ordinary when fighting someone of Mikey Garcia’s caliber.

“We’re focused on what I can do and what our game plan is. I always spar the same people no matter what because they get me into the condition I need to be in.

“They have me primed for any challenge,” added Spence.

The tactics for ‘The Truth’ have worked well so far. The Texan is looking to go 25-0 before carrying on his legacy quest.

“The welterweight division has always been one of the strongest divisions in the sport and it is like that now. We just need to fight each other.

“I’m ready to fight any of them. Whoever ends up on top from this group, will end being a Hall of Famer. That’s how you become an all-time great.”

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