Spence-Garcia Feel History At Doorstep
On Wednesday, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr and Mikey Garcia addressed the press three days before they’re set to fight at AT&T stadium.
For Spence, walking into his first pay-per-view main event in his hometown is driving him. “This is a dream come true fighting in my hometown at AT&T Stadium, the champion said. “I can’t wait to put on a great performance. Seeing Mikey’s face here today, it’s got me hungrier than ever to put on a great performance.”.
When looking at Garcia, Spence claims that his own size advantage won’t matter when the bell rings. “The size difference won’t matter. Skill for skill and talent for talent, I’m more dominant than him in every aspect. I’ll beat him at anything he wants to do. On paper he’s the toughest opponent to date, but once we get in the ring we’ll find out,” Spence said.
“I don’t think anyone has the power to knock me out. We don’t allow that kind of mentality into training camp. I hope he tries though.
“Mikey is supposed to think he’s going to win this fight. He called me out, so they obviously think that they see something. I’m glad he’s as confident as I am. I hope he keeps that same energy inside of the ring.”
“This is a legendary fight. This is where we see what fighters are made of,” Spence said of this potential classic. “There have been a lot of great fights when little guys came up and beat a bigger fighter. You can’t ever write off the little guy. This is going to be a hard fight.
“I know I’m the best fighter in the world and I’m going to show it Saturday night. I’m going to punish him and make him wish he took his brother’s advice to not take this fight.”
For Garcia, the multi-division world champion feels he has what it takes to give Spence his first loss, as they prepare to square off on the biggest stage of their careers.
“I have all the tools and all the skills needed to beat Errol Spence Jr. When it comes to timing, speed, reflexes and defense, you name it, I’m better,” he said on Wednesday.
“I have to fight the best fight of my life. If I don’t, then I can’t overcome the challenge. You don’t win a fight with size and weight. We fight smart, we fight intelligently and pick our shots. There are a lot of factors. That’s how I win this fight.
“Getting this victory will forever leave my name in the history books. No other fighter is daring to do what I’m doing. I’m here to make history and this fight does that. This fight is about big challenges and obstacles.