Spence vs Garcia : Boxing fans have been waiting for has finally arrived. Mikey Garcia,, will challenge Errol Spence Jr. for the IBF welterweight title inside AT&T Stadium on Saturday night in a battle featuring two of the best undefeated fighters in the world right now.
Errol Spence Jr. vs Mikey Garcia
IBF welterweight title
Place: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
Time: 9:00 pm ET
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From the standpoint of craft and technical artistry, Saturday’s title bout (Fox PPV, 9 p.m. ET) between unbeaten and pound-for-pound ranked welterweights is among the best fights that can be made in the sport for lovers of the sweet science. The fact that both Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) and Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) possess both fight-altering and fight ending power, respectively, only sweetens the pot.
For the 31-year-old Garcia, a four-division champion, an opportunity at a title in a fifth weight class against the most dangerous opponent available gives him the chance to call himself the best in the world if he wins. Meanwhile, for the 29-year-old Spence, who enters his backyard of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as the favorite, it’s an opportunity for crossover stardom while headlining his first pay-per-view card.
Spence vs Garcia : IBF welterweight title
What makes the matchup so interesting is that both have commented how much they see themselves in each other in terms of how they carry themselves inside the ring. Spence is a southpaw who will hold advantages of three inches in height and four inches in reach. Yet both carry themselves with a similar level of poise and patient control as they systematically break down their opponents.
“The size difference won’t matter. Skill for skill and talent for talent, I’m more dominant than him in every aspect,” Spence said at Thursday’s final press conference. “I’ll beat him at anything he wants to do. On paper, he’s the toughest opponent to date but once we get in the ring we’ll find out.”
“Saturday night, Errol is going to find out why I picked this fight,” Garcia said. “All of my opponents say they don’t see anything special when they watch me, until they get into the ring. I have all the tools and all the skills needed to beat Errol Spence Jr. When it comes to timing, speed, reflexes and defense, you name it, I’m better.”