Original Article: Boxing News 24
By: Aragon Garcia
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Trainer Robert Garcia says that Mikey Garcia is having no problems handling sparring with the bigger fighters Carlos Adames and Esquiva Falcao in getting ready to face IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. on March 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Robert says Spence will probably outweigh Mikey by ten to twelve pounds on the night of the fight, but that’s not a big deal for him. Mikey has already shown that can deal with guys much bigger than that.
Mikey has been doing well training with unbeaten junior middleweight Carlos Adames (16-0, 12 KOs) and middleweight Esquiva Falcao (22-0, 15 KOs), who outweigh him by 20 pounds. Those guys are both taller and heavier than the 5’9 1/2″ southpaw Spence Jr. This isn’t going to be the shock that some boxing fans think it’ll be for Mikey (39-0, 30 KOs) to go up two weight classes from 135 to 147 to take on the unbeaten Spence for his IBF crown. Spence is going to try and bulldoze Mikey in the same way he did with his recent opponents Carlos Ocampo, Lamont Peterson and Chris Algieri. Those guys were run over by Spence. Mikey is going to be ready for that style, considering it’s the same approach that Dejan Zlaticanin, Orlando Salido and Sergey Lipinets tried against him, and he handled those guys with ease in beating them.