Mikey Garcia challenges Errol Spence Jr for the IBF welterweight championship of the world this weekend.
It’s a bout that sees him not only step up an incredible two weight categories to do so, but one that will also see him go to Spence’s backyard of Texas into the lion’s den to challenge him.
If that in itself doesn’t tell you about Garcia as a fighter and a man, perhaps nothing will.
That said, three of boxing’s iconic names told EsNews just exactly what they think of Garcia’s special talent:
“Oh man forget it. He’s the man. He’s just great. I was telling my wife — watch this! He’s one of those special fighters who comes along in a long, long time.”
(Sugar Ray Leonard)
“Mikey (will beat Spence this weekend), you know what, because he’s Mikey.”
“I want to see Mikey Garica and I don’t care what I have to do or what it takes — he will be undisputed world champion one day.”
Some high praises from some of boxing’s biggest names there.
Time will tell if Garcia can upset the odds against Spence this weekend and live up to expectations in what promises to be one of the best fight in years between two undefeated young champions in boxing.
It’s not often where you see two undefeated pound for pound talents clash in their prime when fans want to see them fight.
This weekend will see speed, power and a whole bunch of elite level sweet science technique on full display.