An epic war is set to happen at AT&T Stadium at Arlington, Texas this Saturday as Errol”The Truth” Spence Jr. defends his IBF welterweight title against Mikey Garcia. The No. 6 pound-for-pound fighter, Spence Jr., is making his third title defense, while the No. 5 pound-for-pound boxer, Garcia, is looking to acquire a domain in a fifth weight branch. The current champ is a -400 favored while the challenger is coming back in +300.
Errol Spence Jr. vs Mikey Garcia
Spence Jr. (-400) is placing his perfect 24-0 record at stake and is seeking to make his third defense of the IBF welterweight strap. Furthermore, The Truth intends to expand his 11-fight playoff series since the last time that he went to the judges’ scorecards came in a 10-round fight vs Ronald Cruz in 2014.
The 29-year-old does not allow his competitors any breathing room when he fights, always throwing his long jab to touch his foes and also taking a step ahead as soon as they take a step backward. He beats on his counterparts and does an unbelievable job rolling with punches. He’s landing before their strikes, as they look to throw. Furthermore, he operates the entire body early and often, which gives him a huge speed benefit in later rounds before he lands his thunderous hands en route to match victories.
Garcia (+300) is planning to move to 40-0 in his career and secure a significant title in a fifth distinct weight class. He’s seeking to collect his first knockout victory because he ceased Dejan Zlaticanin at the next round in 2017 to win the WBC lightweight title — his last few fights were unanimous decision wins.
The 31-year-old is creating his welterweight division debut after winning the WBC lightweight title in July of this past year. Garcia is a fighter that can throw punches in bunches and does a great job in finding spots because of his strikes to land through his opponents’ defense. He has enormous cardio which allows him to pick his step up in the subsequent rounds, which really drains on his opponents.
A real chess match is set to happen involving a pressure fighter in Errol Spence Jr. and a patient counter-striker at Mikey Garcia. Spence’s four-inch achieve advantage might be a major factor since he uses it well to keep his opponents away from him, while Garcia is good at working behind his jab. The Truth will have the power advantage in what’s surely going to be a great brawl between two of their greatest fighters in the world.
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