Errol Spence has expressed his reason for choosing Danny Garcia for his first IBF/WBC welterweight title defence since his horrific experience and his first opponent in the Pandemic obstructed year 2020.
Both fighters had the opportunity to address the media ahead of their anticipated showdown, which takes place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington TX on Saturday night. Spence was clear with his words as he gave credit to Garcia for being a great fight and picking him was due to the fact that he has to prove that he is still the best despite his horrible ordeal.
“I picked Danny Garcia so I could rise to the occasion,” Spence noted (26-0, 21KOs) of his first fight back since surviving a horrific single car crash last October. “I feel like he’s a great fighter. The odds are still in my favor even after my car accident. I would show that I’m a great fighter and he’s a great opponent.
“His dad gets me hype just him saying how they gonna dictate the pace, how they gonna come forward and throw punches, this and that, and they gonna take the belt from me in my hometown. Every time I fought in my hometown, I either got a knockout or just a shutout win.”
Garcia, who hails from Philadelphia can’t hide his Confidence ahead of the fight. His father and Trainer Angel Garcia also predicts a knockout victory for his son and student, despite tipped an underdog by Bookmarkers ahead of the fight.
Garcia’s Father sees his son dominating the fight and engaging in exchanges during the fight that will according to his Prediction end with a knockout victory for his Garcia, who looks to become a two time welterweight champion.
“We’re gonna dictate the fight, first of all. We’re gonna be on top of him,” alleged the elder Garcia. “We’re not gonna do like Mikey [Garcia, no relation] did. He ran all night and he was glad he got out of there. He was glad he took the check and walked back.
“We’re looking at going to Texas… we’re gonna sit on their helmet right there at (AT&T) Stadium (the famed Dallas Cowboys star occupying the center of the 50-yard line) after Danny wins the title.”
Spence will headlining his third Pay-per-view card and twice now at the AT&T Stadium, which is located close to his hometown in Texas. His last outing at the Venue saw him dominate Mikey Garcia in a fight between two pound for pound entrant’s and his most recent outing is ended a split decision win over Shawn Porter, which saw him unify the WBC and the IBF 147 pound world titles .
Spence Jr. Plans to retain his titles in the upcoming fight with Garcia and feels 100% ready for the fight and whatever the Philadelphian brings to the table. He also delved a little into the tactics he will be bring to the ring and it appears the Champion isn’t just going to go in engaging with the former two division champion.
“I’m 100% ready for anything they bring to the table, whether they come forward, they box or just stand there and fight,” insists Spence, who attempts his fourth overall title defense. “Whatever they need to do, I’m just gonna listen to my coach [Derrick James].
“I ain’t gonna get into no head games like Shawn Porter. I fought Shawn Porter’s game and I beat him at his own game. I’m sure they want me to stand there and slug with Danny Garcia, he got a rock-hard chin. At the end of the day, I’mma do whatever I need to do to win the fight.”