Spence Doesn’t Care About Critics Of Garcia Fight

Even though his potential opponent would be moving up two weight classes to fight him, Errol Spence Jr isn’t worried about the backlash he’d face for fighting Mikey Garcia.

Garcia, an undefeated fighter who just handed Robert Easter Jr. his first loss, has wanted a fight with Spence for a while. Spence, who has wanted a unification clash with Vasyl Lomachenko, is fine with Garcia moving up to face him in November or December.

“It doesn’t matter to me,” Spence said.

“It doesn’t matter what people say. Like I said, he’s a big name. He’s the biggest name I can get right now and, you know, he is pound-for-pound one of the best fighters. He wants to be pound-for-pound number one, so he’s taking on the challenge and I commend him for that. That’s what real fighters do. The only thing I’m gonna do is get the victory.”

Robert Garcia, Mikey’s older brother and trainer, said his brother wants the fight with Spence due to Lomachenko’s lack of interest in fighting Garcia in the foreseeable future.

I guess I got my first part of this,” Spence said. “That’s a top guy that’s calling me out. And he called me out in the ring, right after his fight. So he’s definitely serious about it.”

“I like that,” Spence said of Garcia’s confidence. “It gets me pumped up. Somebody’s looking at me and he’s been calling me out. I mean, I’ve been waiting on that.”

Initial Post: Boxing Scene

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