Garcia: “I’m A Better Fighter Than Spence”
Walking into AT&T Stadium on March 16th, Mikey Garcia is the underdog, but the four-division world champion feels the opposite.
During a media workout this week in his father’s gym, Garcia feels that he has all of the tools to shock the world and defeat welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. at the home of the Dallas Cowboys next Saturday night.
“I believe I’m a better fighter overall,” Garcia said. “When it comes to footwork, I think I have the better footwork. When it comes to speed, I think I have better speed. When it comes to defense, I have better defense. With timing, I have better timing. All of these things are what will help me win this fight. The only thing that he has going for him that’s apparent is the size, height, weight and reach.”
The size advantage, which sees Spence standing four inches taller than Garcia, also a potential weight advantage by 10-plus pounds. Via a rehydration clause, the IBF mandates that either fighter must do a weigh-in on the morning of their fight, where both Spence and Garcia to weigh at 157 pounds or less.
“I’ve always said I’m better than him,” Garcia said of the defending champion. “Not by a lot, but just enough to beat him. He also reminds me of myself in a lot of ways, the way he fights, the way he is. He does everything well, good footwork, good speed, controls the fight at his distance that he likes. … In a lot of ways, it resembles the way I fight. But I still feel that I’m better in every one of those ways and that’s what I’m betting on.”
“I want to make a statement. I want to make a mark, and you know I have to do that against the best.”
Quotes via: World Boxing News