When Errol Spence Jr defends his IBF welterweight title against Mikey Garcia AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on March 16 he insists size matters but he will rely as much on his boxing skills to retain his title.
During a press conference in Los Angeles on Saturday, Spence Jr said: “Size always matters, but when you get in there, at the end of the day, it’s about skills and intelligence. I’m not going to rely on size. I’m going to focus on my talent. If I can roll through him, then I’ll show my killer instinct and try to get him out of there. I’m going to use my ability to break him down.”
Garcia is also a skilful operator and believes he is the better overall fighter of the two: “If people say Errol is bigger, that’s just obvious,” said Garcia. “But who’s faster? Who has better timing? There’s a lot more that goes into this sport and who’s going to win this particular fight…I just feel like I’m the better fighter. I think I have the advantage everywhere except maybe power, but we’ll find out on fight night.”