Spence Wants Mikey Garcia In 2018
At one point it seemed that an Errol Spence Jr and Mikey Garcia fight in 2018 may not be possible, but now according to The Ring, it can happen.
The Ring reported this week that Al Haymon, who advises both fighters, is looking to put together a clash between Garcia and Spence in December for Showtime.
“I want to do that in December. If [Spence is] available, that’s what I would take,” Garcia told THE RING. “It’s not something maybe a lot of people think is going to happen, or like I should, but that’s probably the biggest reason I want to do it, because everyone keeps saying ‘no.’”
“It definitely could work out,” Spence (24-0-1, 21 KOs) told BoxingScene.com’s Keith Idec. “If he wins – say if he wins because Robert Easter, that’s my guy. That’s my friend. So I’m not saying [Garcia is] gonna win, but if he does win, the fight could happen.”
“It says he’s a true champion, he’s a true fighter and he dares to be great. Just to move up to fight somebody who’s supposedly the most feared boxer in boxing, and he’s moving up to take that challenge, he’s basically daring to be great, daring to be a hall of famer and do something that, you know, a lot of fighters are not willing to do, especially in today’s times. So kudos to him.
“Much respect to him for even mentioning that, claimed the IBF welterweight champion. “But, you know, like I said, a lot of people mention a lot of things, a lot of people say a lot of things. But once it’s brought to you, you know what I’m saying, people rarely accept it or live by their words. So, I mean, he could just be blowing smoke. I don’t know. If the fight is offered to me, I will take that fight. But we’ll see.”
Initial Reprot: The Ring