Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KO's) and Errol Spence (24-0,21 KO's) faced off today in Arlington at the Cowboys Stadium for their upcoming fight on March 16, 2019 to see who is possibly the best welterweight and pound for pound fighter in the world.
Garcia will be making an unprecedented move in his career by moving up two weights to fight the undefeated Spence for his IBF Welterweight belt that he took from Kell Brook in England two years ago.
Although Spence has defended his title twice, some doubt the competition he has faced in his defenses. The first defense was against an aging Lamont Peterson who in the past had lost to Timothy Bradley, Danny Garcia and who also got knocked out by Lucas Matthyse. Not to downplay any opponent, but his second defense was against an unknown Carlos Ocampo.
Garcia on the other hand has defeated fighters like Adrien Broner, Orlando Salido (Defeated Lomachenko), a much taller Robert Easter and then moved up in weight to defeat the very very tough Sergey Lipinets.
Records do not reflect all that one can expect from a fighter on fight night, but all these factors need to be taken into consideration. One of the best examples that come into mind is Sugar Ray Leonard against the "Hitman" Tommy Hearns, and we all know what happened in that first fight.
That's why this fight could become one of the most memorable fights in history, and something that Garcia hopes to display on fight night.