Errol Spence and Mikey Garcia compete at the AT & T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in a battle of undefeated fighters. The champion wants to claim to be the best fighter in a talented department.
Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) is undoubtedly what a victory over Garcia (39-0, 30 knockouts) will mean for his career.
"This win makes me pound for pound number one," Spence said this week. "Mikey has a great record and a big following, and I feel that winning this fight makes me a star."
"Everybody wants to take Floyd Mayweather as the face of boxing, and that puts me on the right track Becoming the face of boxing and becoming the best fighter in the world. "
The retired former world super middleweight and light heavyweight champion Andre Ward believes the fight on Saturday will be a fight" A classic case of a good, big man beats the little good. "
" The added weight and sheer size and power of Spence will prove too much for a great fighter who has taken too great a risk, "Ward told ESPN. While Spence believes Saturday's win puts him in the pound-by-pound conversation, he prepares for negative reviews.
"They'll say he's too small," Spence said throughout He'll get up fighting, they say: "He has an amazing heart for a little guy, Errol Spence is supposed to do that, he's the bigger welterweight."
"Even if (Garcia) looks good, they'll say : & # 39; The smaller guy looked good, e He could not hold the weight. "
Garcia, who had world titles in four different weight classes, relentlessly claims that he did not bit more than he can chew against the naturally larger Spence.
The Californian revealed that he had planned a long fight. But he is confident that he can deliver an abrupt finish if needed.
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"On Saturday night, Errol will find out why I chose this fight. All my opponents say they do not see anything special when they watch me until they get into the ring. "