Fri, 2019-03-15 11:55
Your comments for Spence vs Garcia.
I can't say that I think this was a smart fight for Mikey to take, Spence is by far bigger, stronger, and better than anybody Mikey Garcia has ever fought.
When I first heard this fight made my thought was that there was no plausible way Mikey Garcia could win this but having watched quite a few fights where division jumpers succeeded I've come to this conclusion: Mikey's going to have to completely change the way he fights.
Mikey's a come forward fighter, but his defense isn't great. He's not going to be able to just walk forward against Spence like he's used to. He gets hit a lot and Spence hits harder than anybody he's ever fought. He'll have to fight on the back foot, and use the jab to keep himself off the ropes. But Spence is much larger than him with longer reach and a height advantage which will require him to get within Spence's range to really do much, but that's going to be the danger zone for him.
Distance is the enemy of the body puncher though, and nothing kills a smaller fighter like punches to the body. So therefore movement will be paramount if he wants to win.
Mikey's got to try to win on points here because he does not have the kind of power it's going to take to really do any kind of damage unlike normal.
The problem here is that Mikey basically has to fight the exact opposite of how he normally does in order to win, while Spence just has to do what he always does to beat Garcia.
I take Spence by TKO in the 8th.
I don't know, maybe I'm missing something with Mikey Garcia, but I just don't see what everybody else is seeing. He's good, but nothing I've seen from him has really shown me that he has what it takes to beat Spence. He doesn't really have a ton of power above 135, and even there it's not other worldly. Sergey Lipinets was able to give Garcia problems, and landed shots that backed him up, while Mikey's knockdown was more of a well timed counter than power. He clearly won the fight but it wasn't a virtuoso performance by any stretch
Now he's fighting a much bigger man than Lipinets, who is a better boxer than Lipinets, and who hits much harder than Lipinets.
I give him full credit for taking the fight, but considering Garcia's size & power disadvantage, and his less than stellar defense I just don't see this as a good idea.
And if I'm wrong I'll eat crow on this one.
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