Spence-Garcia Is Finally Upon Us
The showdown this Saturday down at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas pits Danny Garcia taking on reigning WBC and IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. live on Fox pay-per-view.
Speaking at the final press conference for the title fight Wednesday, Spence made it clear that we will see the same Spence in the ring on Saturday.
“We’ve been in the gym since February grinding hard, and now we’re back. I’m ready,” Spence said at the final press conference. My coach has watched me closely, and he’s seen that everything is on point and back to where it was. Everyone is going to see the same Errol Spence Jr. on Saturday night.
“Nobody forced me to fight Danny Garcia. But I wanted to face someone dangerous who would keep me focused and in the gym training hard. Fighting someone who’s a great fighter like Danny pushes me to another level. That’s the level I’m supposed to be at,” Spence stated.
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For Garcia, it’s a chance to become a three-time champion and a chance at Spence, announced as the challenger since Spence defeated Shawn Porter last September in the ring.
“I called Errol out a year ago, and we were going to fight in January. But boxing is a sport of timing and the time is now. I feel great and had a tremendous camp. I did everything I was supposed to do. I have to go out there Saturday night and do what I do best, ” Garcia said.
That January call-out instead became a stay-busy fight for Garcia where he outmatched Ivan Redkach over twelve rounds where the only thing of note was that Redkach bit Garcia in the ring. Garcia, heading the contest, know what is on the line taking on Spence.
“We (him and dad/trainer Angel Garcia) definitely know what’s at stake. We pushed ourselves to the limit every day. This is a big stage, but I’ve been here before. I’ve been headlining fights on the championship level for eight years. I’ve always been a top-level fighter,” Garcia mentioned.
“You can say what you want to say at this point. I’m here for the fight of my life. Come Saturday night; I will be victorious.”
Big time matchup in the welterweight division and a lot of intrigue on what Spence will look like is what we will find out early in this one to close out “Jerry World” on Saturday.