Mikey Garcia Has To Have “Fight Of My Life” To Defeat Errol Spence
Mikey Garcia comes into Saturday night’s title fight vs. Errol Spence unbeaten and a champion in multiple weight classes.
But despite that, Garcia knows he’ll have to be at his very best to defeat Spence, also unbeaten the current IBF welterweight champion.
“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,” he said. “I’m prepared to do whatever it takes to win this fight. We trained very hard. We can go 12 rounds for sure. But, if I get a chance to hurt my opponent, I’m definitely going to jump on him and get the knockout.
“I’ve got to go in there Saturday night and show why I picked this fight. I want to make history and this is the one that will get me there.”
Garcia improved to 39-0 in his career when he defeated Robert Easter, Jr. for the IBF lightweight title last July. He won the IBF and vacant lineal junior welterweight titles back in March 2018 with a victory over Sergey Lipinets, and previously claimed the WBC lightweight title when he defeated Dejan Zlaticanin in 2017.
“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,” he said. “All the attention and buzz about this fight is for real. It’s not often you get a fight like this. Undefeated champions in their prime facing each other. If you want to witness history, you better buy a ticket or the pay-per-view.”