Mikey Garcia On Errol Spence Jr. Wanting To Face Canelo: “I Think Canelo Stops Him”

By: Hans Themistode Former four-division world champion Mikey Garcia knows good and well just how skilled Errol Spence Jr. is. After all, the 33-year-old was handed his first defeat at the hands of Spence Jr. in March of 2019. Still, even with Garcia losing every single round of their contest, the California native believes it would be a grave mistake should he decide to move up in weight to face Canelo Alvarez.  “Canelo beats Spence,” said Garcia during an interview with Fight Hype. “He probably would even stop him.”  Recently, Spence Jr. has floated around the idea of jumping up two weight classes in order to face the pound-for-pound star. Ironically enough, Garcia (40-1, 30 KOs) was told a similar fate would be awaiting him when his showdown with Spence Jr. was finalized.  While Garcia was officially a belt holder at 140 pounds, he made his name and spent several years campaigning at 135 pounds. That, however, didn’t change his ambitions of chasing a bigger man in Spence Jr. On what was a forgettable night for Garcia, the multiple-time belt holder had difficulty dealing with the power, reach and overall boxing ability of Spence Jr. With the unified welterweight titlist currently mulling the idea of moving up two weight divisions himself, Garcia doesn’t view it as a sagacious move. In fact, he believes Spence Jr. will succumb to a brutal ending.  “Canelo is too big and too strong. Spence is a big dude but he’s still a welterweight. Canelo is a huge dude and I think he stops him.” As for Garcia, he’s closing in on a year outside of the ring. The California resident was last seen in February of 2020 dismantling former two-division belt holder Jessie Vargas.  Recent photos of the former champion have shown him to be a bit on the plump side as if late. Regardless of the few extra pounds though, he not only believes that he’s ready to return to the ring but he knows exactly who he wants next.  “I took too much time off. It’s time to get back. I got too fat so I gotta lose some weight. I want Manny Pacquiao then a rematch with Errol Spence.” The post Mikey Garcia On Errol Spence Jr. Wanting To Face Canelo: “I Think Canelo Stops Him” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Mikey Garcia On Errol Spence Jr. Wanting To Face Canelo: “I Think Canelo Stops Him”

By: Hans Themistode

Former four-division world champion Mikey Garcia knows good and well just how skilled Errol Spence Jr. is. After all, the 33-year-old was handed his first defeat at the hands of Spence Jr. in March of 2019.

Still, even with Garcia losing every single round of their contest, the California native believes it would be a grave mistake should he decide to move up in weight to face Canelo Alvarez. 

“Canelo beats Spence,” said Garcia during an interview with Fight Hype. “He probably would even stop him.” 

Recently, Spence Jr. has floated around the idea of jumping up two weight classes in order to face the pound-for-pound star. Ironically enough, Garcia (40-1, 30 KOs) was told a similar fate would be awaiting him when his showdown with Spence Jr. was finalized. 

While Garcia was officially a belt holder at 140 pounds, he made his name and spent several years campaigning at 135 pounds. That, however, didn’t change his ambitions of chasing a bigger man in Spence Jr. On what was a forgettable night for Garcia, the multiple-time belt holder had difficulty dealing with the power, reach and overall boxing ability of Spence Jr.

With the unified welterweight titlist currently mulling the idea of moving up two weight divisions himself, Garcia doesn’t view it as a sagacious move. In fact, he believes Spence Jr. will succumb to a brutal ending. 

“Canelo is too big and too strong. Spence is a big dude but he’s still a welterweight. Canelo is a huge dude and I think he stops him.”

As for Garcia, he’s closing in on a year outside of the ring. The California resident was last seen in February of 2020 dismantling former two-division belt holder Jessie Vargas. 

Recent photos of the former champion have shown him to be a bit on the plump side as if late. Regardless of the few extra pounds though, he not only believes that he’s ready to return to the ring but he knows exactly who he wants next. 

“I took too much time off. It’s time to get back. I got too fat so I gotta lose some weight. I want Manny Pacquiao then a rematch with Errol Spence.”

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By: Sean Crose Adrien Broner is coming back to the ring. On February 13th, the man known as "The Problem" will face the little known Pedro Campo on Showtime. The location of the battle has yet to be provided. This will be the 33-4-1 Broner's first fight in over two years. His last time in the ring, Broner was bested by Manny Pacquiao who walked away with a unanimous decision win after their pay per view main event. For the 31-1-1 Campo, the fight is clearly the opportunity of a lifetime. Broner, although considered past his prime, is still a popular attraction in the fight game. It wasn't all that long ago that Broner was considered the heir to Floyd Mayweather's throne. A talented, brash and successful young man from Cincinnati, Broner's sometimes antisocial and very public behavior actually seemed to add to his popularity. Then came Marcos Maidana. In a highly anticipated 2013 battle, Broner was dropped twice by the rugged Argentine slugger en route to a close UD defeat. Since that time, Broner has lost fights on three more occasions, each time against a top level opponent, giving some the impression Broner can't win against the upper echelon of the game. Still, there is no denying the man's talent. He might not have developed much since he crashed onto the scene years ago, but even as it stands, Broner's skill set is far better than that of most fighters. He's fast, he's rugged...and, best of all for fans, he's fun to watch. This, perhaps more than anything else, is the reason people still like to see "The Problem" in action, in spite of all the disappointments in and outside the ring. Simply put, Broner puts it all out there each and every time. With that in mind, it's clear Broner is no longer at the point where big names are on his immediate agenda. As for Campa, the 28 year old Mexican super lightweight was last in the ring in October of 2019, when he stopped Kevin Betancourt within two rounds. Campa has never had a fight of this caliber and would clearly do wonders for his career should he manage to pull off the upset. Of course it remains unclear how the 31 year old Broner will look when he returns to action in a few weeks. As of press time, no other bouts have been scheduled for the February 13th card. The post Adrien Broner Returns To Face Pedro Campa On 2/13 appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Adrien Broner Returns To Face Pedro Campa On 2/13

By: Sean Crose

Adrien Broner is coming back to the ring. On February 13th, the man known as "The Problem" will face the little known Pedro Campo on Showtime. The location of the battle has yet to be provided. This will be the 33-4-1 Broner's first fight in over two years. His last time in the ring, Broner was bested by Manny Pacquiao who walked away with a unanimous decision win after their pay per view main event. For the 31-1-1 Campo, the fight is clearly the opportunity of a lifetime. Broner, although considered past his prime, is still a popular attraction in the fight game.

It wasn't all that long ago that Broner was considered the heir to Floyd Mayweather's throne. A talented, brash and successful young man from Cincinnati, Broner's sometimes antisocial and very public behavior actually seemed to add to his popularity. Then came Marcos Maidana. In a highly anticipated 2013 battle, Broner was dropped twice by the rugged Argentine slugger en route to a close UD defeat. Since that time, Broner has lost fights on three more occasions, each time against a top level opponent, giving some the impression Broner can't win against the upper echelon of the game.

Still, there is no denying the man's talent. He might not have developed much since he crashed onto the scene years ago, but even as it stands, Broner's skill set is far better than that of most fighters. He's fast, he's rugged...and, best of all for fans, he's fun to watch. This, perhaps more than anything else, is the reason people still like to see "The Problem" in action, in spite of all the disappointments in and outside the ring. Simply put, Broner puts it all out there each and every time. With that in mind, it's clear Broner is no longer at the point where big names are on his immediate agenda.

As for Campa, the 28 year old Mexican super lightweight was last in the ring in October of 2019, when he stopped Kevin Betancourt within two rounds. Campa has never had a fight of this caliber and would clearly do wonders for his career should he manage to pull off the upset. Of course it remains unclear how the 31 year old Broner will look when he returns to action in a few weeks. As of press time, no other bouts have been scheduled for the February 13th card.

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