Opinion | Feb 17 2019

Errol Spence – Size always matters but it’s about skills and intelligence

Errol Spence fights Mikey Garcia for IBF welterweight title on March 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In his own words he looks forward to the fight
Errol Spence
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I train old school so I don’t worry about how Mikey Garcia is planning to get stronger at the weight. I’m not worried about it and I don’t think it will make a difference in the fight. I’m just going to focus on what I have to do to be at my best.

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.

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.


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