Heading into this Saturday, Robert Garcia knows that his fighter/younger brother, Mikey is ready for his showdown for the IBF welterweight title. Yet, while talking to Fight Hub on Wednesday, he lacks the same kind of confidence for the champion, Errol Spence Jr.
Nobody’s on weight right now. [Spence] says he’s on weight, definitely not on weight. He’s got at least 10lbs to go,” Garcia said after Wednesday’s press conference. “That’s what everybody cuts, 10-12lbs the night before the weigh-in. Mikey doesn’t have to do that. He does that at lightweight. Now at 147, Mikey’s walking around 2 or 3 pounds [above the limit], no more than that. So he’ll be the stronger man because he’s not gonna lose any weight. Errol Spence has to cut weight, Mikey doesn’t have to cut weight.”
“I guarantee you he’s not on weight. But he said he was on weight, so he’s already lying to you guys,” the well-known trainer said.
“You don’t train fighters, I train fighters. Most of those fighters have to lose 10lbs 2-3 days before the fight. It’s something everybody does. I guarantee you he’s not on weight.”