Mikey Garcia expects fair judging against local hero Errol Spence

As Errol Spence vs Mikey Garcia approaches, the challenger tells Seconds Out his views on the fight and Shawn Porter vs Yordenis Ugas


The day of reckoning is nearly upon IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter and audacious challenger, four-weight world champion Mikey Garcia. With a week to go until the titanic clash, Garcia found time to watch WBC king Shawn Porter vs Yordenis Ugas from ringside and told Seconds Out he could see why the Cuban felt a little hard done by to lose a split decision.

“I thought Shawn coulda done more early on to get a clear win,” he reflected to Seconds Out’s Radio Rahim in a great video interview. “He was holding back a little too much and not letting his hands go like he normally does. Ugas put up a very good fight and it definitely could have gone his way.”

Thought both men work with fight promoter PBC, Garcia will meet Spence in the Texan’s home state at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Despite what may on the surface seem like a disadvantage, Garcia remains confident that he can overcome both the setting and his opponent’s advantages in size and weight.

“A lot of people might think, ‘You’re fighting in his hometown, the judging could be in the other direction’,” he told Rahim. “No, the judges will do their job and be as fair as anyone else can be.
“The size, the weight, the power, is a challenge, but I feel all my attributes will help me overcome that. He does everything well, but I still believe I’m better in every other way.”

This Saturday, live on Fox PPV (US) and ITV 4 in the UK, we all find out if he is right.



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