Opinion | Feb 17 2019

Mikey Garcia on why he’s stepping to welterweight to fight Errol Spence

'I'm going to establish myself as one of the best of the generation.' In his own words Mikey Garcia explains why he'll defeat Errol Spence
Mikey Garcia
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THESE are the kinds of challenges I want. I need someone like Errol Spence Jnr, with his demeanor and style, to bring the best out of me. I want the world to finally see the full Mikey Garcia.

The training that we did in the Bay Area definitely helped me. We are going up in weight and needed to do a different type of training. We wanted to make sure that we gained a little bit of mass so that I can be able to hold off Errol Spence’s weight and strength.

The key to my strength training was that we didn’t want to lose my speed and explosiveness. I can see now that I’m back in sparring that I still have that speed while also gaining the muscle we had to.

 

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