Feature | Mar 15 2019

Mikey Garcia: ‘No one is doing what I’m doing’

Mikey Garcia explains why victory over Errol Spence would make him the best fighter in the world today
Mikey Garcia
_DSC1838  |  Stacey Verbeek

MIKEY GARCIA is a good fighter. A brilliant lightweight, certainly able enough to beat Adrien Broner at super-lightweight and surely would have been Vasyl Lomachenko’s greatest threat at 135lbs. But can he really move up to 147lbs and defeat a champion as gifted as IBF welterweight boss Errol Spence? On Saturday (March 16) at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas we’ll find out.

“That’s something that I was willing to challenge myself and prove to everybody that you don’t win fights just with mere size and weight. There is a lot more that goes into it. And so that’s why I chose this fight to overcome that challenge and prove to everybody I’m the best,” Garcia said. “When I took on this fight and I wanted to get this fight, I was not doing it for any reason other than to prove to everybody that I’m the best and that I can fight anybody and I’m not scared to fight anybody even in the welter division.

“And that’s why this fight is so important and that’s why it’s such a big fight. It deserves to be in the stadium, it deserves to be getting all this coverage and all this attention because you hardly ever see two of the best pound-for-pound fighters, in their prime, undefeated champions fighting each other.”

 

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