As boxing history told us once again tonight moving up in two weight classes at once to challenge a formidable champion is not something easy to do.
Four-weight champion Mikey Garcia found this out tonight when stepping up to face IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence in his home State of Texas.
Ultimately Spence won a shut out, unanimous points decision in another dominant performance that puts him higher in the pound for pound rankings after tonight.
Calls for a showdown with WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford will continue of course — but they may have to fall upon deaf hears for a while longer as boxing politics prevents the fight from happening.
47,525 was the official attendance at the AT&T Stadium tonight for Spence’s home town crowd. A Texan clearlu getting more and more popular in America every time he fights.
His emphatic display tonight was also in front of the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
No doubt big things are ahead for this young world champion in the coming years.
Here’s some of the reaction to the fight tonight by the boxing world so far: