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SportGarcia double-step to face Spence in undefeated title match

07:15  15 march  2019
07:15  15 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

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When Spence and Garcia step into the ring Saturday night — at midfield in the massive billion-dollar home stadium of the favorite NFL Spence is defending his title in the 147-pound division for the third time. He stopped previously undefeated challenger Carlos Ocampo with a first-round knockout at the

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. didn’t like four-division champion Mikey Garcia describing him as just another opponent. “Stop talking about your other opponents like I’m one of them,” shot back Spence , the IBF welterweight champion.

Garcia double-step to face Spence in undefeated title match© (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) CAPTION: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 16: Errol Spence and Mikey Garcia face off during the Errol Spence v Mikey Garcia Press Conference at Microsoft Theater on February 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Errol Spence Jr. didn't like four-division champion Mikey Garcia describing him as just another opponent.

''Stop talking about your other opponents like I'm one of them,'' shot back Spence, the IBF welterweight champion.

When Spence and Garcia step into the ring Saturday night - at midfield in the massive billion-dollar home stadium of the favorite NFL team for both fighters - it will be a matchup of undefeated champions, and two of the best pound-for-pound boxers.

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When Spence and Garcia step into the ring Saturday night — at midfield in the massive billion-dollar home stadium of the favorite NFL Spence is defending his title in the 147-pound division for the third time. He stopped previously undefeated challenger Carlos Ocampo with a first-round knockout at the

When Spence and Garcia step into the ring Saturday night — at midfield in the massive billion-dollar home stadium of the favorite NFL Spence is defending his title in the 147-pound division for the third time. He stopped previously undefeated challenger Carlos Ocampo with a first-round knockout at the

Garcia, the reigning WBC lightweight champion who is 39-0 with 30 knockouts, is moving up two weight classes to take on Spence, at 24-0 with 21 knockouts and fighting at home in North Texas for the second time in nine months.

''He's going to find out why I chose to fight him and why I picked this fight,'' Garcia said. ''Like all of my other opponents, they don't see anything flashy, they don't see anything special, but when they get inside the ring, then they realize that I am special in a different way.''

Spence is defending his title in the 147-pound division for the third time. He stopped previously undefeated challenger Carlos Ocampo with a first-round knockout at the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility in Frisco last June, not far from his home in Desoto.

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When Spence and Garcia step into the ring Saturday night - at midfield in the massive billion-dollar home stadium of the favorite NFL team for both fighters - it will be a Garcia said he saw something in Spence that caused him to want to move up two divisions to challenge for the welterweight title .

When Spence and Garcia step into the ring Saturday night - at midfield in the massive billion-dollar home stadium of the favorite NFL team FightHype.com was on hand at World Class Boxing Gym in Dallas, Texas where undefeated welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. hosted a media day ahead

This title defense is a pay-per-view match from AT&T Stadium, where the Cowboys play their home games and where the ring will be centered under the looming 72-foot tall video boards that stretch between the 20-yard lines.

''This is a dream come true fighting in my hometown,'' Spence said. ''Seeing Mikey Garcia's face through this whole training camp just made me more focused and more hungry to put on a great performance.''

Garcia grew up around Oxnard, California, where the Cowboys hold part of their preseason training camp each year.

Not only is Spence used to the heavier division, the 29-year-old southpaw is about three inches taller and has a longer reach. But he doesn't think the size difference is what gives him the advantage.

''Skill for skill, talent for talent, I'm more dominant than him in everything, in every aspect,'' Spence said. ''The size won't matter. I'll beat him in anything he wants to do. If he wants to box, I'll beat him in that. If he wants to fight, I'll beat him in that too. Whatever gameplan they've got going, it won't work.''

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Errol Spence Jr defended his welterweight title with a one-sided beatdown of previously unbeaten Mikey Garcia . Garcia was fighting for the first time since unifying the IBF and WBC world lightweight titles with a unanimous Spence stopped previously undefeated challenger Carlos Ocampo with a

FightHype.com was on hand at the Dream Hotel Downtown in New York where undefeated welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and former champion Lamont Peterson Check out the scene as both fighters came face to face and spoke to the media in attendance.

Of course, Garcia feels the same way going into the bout when he has a chance for a major title in a fifth division. That would put him in a select group with Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

''This fight, getting the victory, will forever leave my name in the history books of boxing. I'm here to create a legacy, I'm here to make history and this fight does that,'' Garcia said. ''No other fighter's doing what I'm doing, no other fighter is daring to do what I'm doing. ... I'm about big challenges, big obstacles, and just to show everybody that I'm the best.''

While acknowledging that ''on paper'' Garcia is his toughest opponent to date, Spence said he won't know for sure until they get into the ring. And Spence feels like he gets something significant with a victory, other than just retaining his title.

''I feel like this turns me into a star,'' Spence said. ''Everybody's trying to take the place of Floyd Mayweather and become the face of boxing. I feel like this takes me on the right track to become the face of boxing, and become the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.''

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The 31-year-old Garcia, whose current title is in the 135-pound division, had sparring partners 20 pounds heavier than him during training for the rare double-division jump.

''Not only have all of our sparring partners told us, but all of Mikey's opponents, they've said the same thing, that until they're in the ring, they realize how strong and hard Mikey hits,'' said Robert Garcia, his trainer and brother. ''That's one thing that Errol Spence doesn't know.''

Mikey Garcia knows he has to fight the best fight of his life, and insists that people haven't yet seen the best of him in the ring because he hasn't yet had an opponent like Spence.

''I've been on cruise control with my opponents, even though I fought some very good champions, undefeated champions,'' Garcia said. ''I make the fight look easy and people haven't seen the best. This fight will show everybody that I'm much better than they ever expected.''

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