IBF Welterweight Challenge
Last night at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Errol Spence Jr. (25-0, 21 Kos) retained his IBF Welterweight Title by masterfully breaking down and shutting out Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 Kos) by a unanimous decision. All three Judges scored it 120-107, 120-108 and 120-108.
I’m in agreeance with the Judges’ score cards but definitely tip my “B” hat to Mikey standing up throughout the full 12 rounds. Mikey is a great fighter and deserving to be on the pound-for-pound list hands down but on this night, Mikey was reaching wayyyy out of pocket in attempting to unseat EJ inside that squared circle.
Mikey had absolutely no answer to Errol’s steady jab and powerful body shots all night. It was clear that EJ was just too big, too strong and too long for Mikey to lay any type of offence with all these disadvantages going against him. In the past Mikey had always figured out his opponents but this time he was met with a superior boxer in Errol Spence Jr. Real Talk!
Surprisingly, EJ didn’t try to go for the “endgame” like he usually does and instead chose to show off his boxing skills while administering heavy punishment to his opponent. It was a glorified sparing bout at its finest with EJ never taking his foot off the gas all night. Errol literally toyed with Mikey round by round making it real painful to watch at times.
This type of schooling that Mikey took last night reinforces why weight divisions are to be respected. Mikey may have lost this fight but he is still a Champion in the Lightweight Division and going back down might be the most logical thing to do.
With this win and dominant performance by EJ now out of the way, he is now back on the prowl looking for that smoke with any of the top welterweights and his first target on sight is none other than Manny Paquiao.
The call out was officially made last night inside that squared circle in front of 47,525 fans, now let’s see if this bout comes into fruition.
Until then, congratulations on your win Errol, job well done.
IBF Welterweight Challenge
Ask and you shall receive. It’s now officially been announced; the highly questionable match up between IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr. (24-0, 21 Kos) and WBC Lightweight Champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 Kos) is scheduled to take place on March 16, 2019 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Mikey is a proven and established warrior who’s held World Titles at Featherweight, Super Featherweight, Lightweight and Super Lightweight. With this challenge ahead, he is now looking to claim a Title in his fifth weight class Division by attempting to dethrone IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr.
Mikey has been calling for this fight for a minute now and the call has finally been answered. To me this is a tough task considering Mikey will be going up two weight Divisions to take on Errol. Real Talk! I personally rate Mikey as pound-for-pound one of the best within his primary weight class in this era hands down but taking on the “Boogie Man” of the Welterweight Division is a challenge beyond belief.
The weight difference between the two combatants is a major factor. Mikey won’t just be dealing with a heavier Dude but also one that carries crack with every punch he throws. I know that styles make fights and that Mikey is technically sound and strong within his own right but the size and power that Errol walks with might just be too much for Mikey inside that squared circle.
That being said, if Mikey were to pull off the unthinkable and give Spence his first loss, he would be joining a prestigious circle of the likes of Sugar Ray Lenard, Tommy Hearns, Oscar de la Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. who’ve all won World Titles in five different weight classes. Not bad company if you ask me.
On paper and amongst the boxing community, Spence looks like a clear winner. It will be up to Garcia to prove all the naysayers and doubters wrong come fight night. Will the little man beat the bigger guy?
Tune in Saturday night March 16, 2019 on FOX pay-per-view and witness possibly the most intriguing bout of the New Year.
Lightweight Championship Unification
Last night, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Mikey Garcia WBC Lightweight Champion (39-0, 30 Kos) successfully unified two of the Lightweight Titles by administering a masterful beat down to IBF Lightweight Champion Robert Easter Jr. (21-1, 14 Kos). Real Talk!
To me the key to the fight last night was patience and Mikey, in being the much shorter boxer of the two, had to make sure every shot counted by being precise and accurate with every effort. There are levels to this boxing sh*t and Mikey proved it once again last night why he is above all opponents to date.
Now don’t get it twisted, Robert, an exceptional and very worthy opponent was gamed last night and came to fight but was simply out-boxed and out-smarted by a more seasoned boxer. Robert to say the least, had absolutely no answer to Mikey’s stalking, aggressive attacks. Once Robert got put down late in the third round he felt Mikey’s power and became the prey from this point on.
To me, Mikey is showing us time after time why he deserves to be on that Pound-for Pound list and why he’s determined to be the, best. Moving from Division to Division and successfully beating the best fighters is a statement within itself.
Congratulations Mikey on unifying two of the 135-pounds Titles. You truly are a Champion of Champions.
That being said, your call out of IBF Champion at the 147-pound Division Errol Spence Jr. as your next possible hit, might just be the ultimate challenge you’ve been looking for. Now I’m curious to see if the so-called “Boogie Man” of the Welterweight Division answers your call out and oblige your request.
Lightweight Championship Unification
There is another very interesting Championship Unification on the horizon that will be taking place in the 135-pound Division, Saturday, July 28, 2018 live on SHOWTIME from Staples Center in Los Angeles; an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
WBC Lightweight Champ Mikey Garcia (38-0, 30 Kos) and IBF Lightweight Champ Robert Easter Jr. (21-0, 14 Kos) will both be putting up their straps at a chance to becoming Unified Division Champion.
Styles make fights, so I anticipate this bout to be nothing short of pure entertainment at its best. Real Talk. We have here two very hungry undefeated fighters and two of the top guys in the Division, who are both chasing greatness. Two young warriors at their prime willing and ready for a very competitive challenge.
The stakes are high for this bout. Easter’s five-inch height and eight-inch reach advantage could be a determining factor in causing Mikey to have difficulty, but Garcia’s ring generalship and experience could also be a significant factor and problem for Robert to solve.
Both Mikey and Robert have asked for this bout. The time is now. This is the best fighting the best and on July 28, 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, a new Unified Lightweight Champion will be crowned.
IBF Light Welterweight Championship
Last night at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, undefeated Mikey Garcia (38-0, 30 Kos) captured his 4th World Title in the Light Welterweight Division by successfully defeating Sergey Lipinets (13-1, 10 Kos) by unanimous decision for his IBF Title.
Listen, unanimous decision aside your Boy Mikey had himself a real challenger in Sergey Lipnets. This Dude did not go down without a fight. He came out and dished out just as much as he was taking. The Kid got heart and he proved it last night. Although he came up short Lipnets left a great impression of himself inside that squared circle.
That being said congratulations are in order here for Mikey moving up in weight once again and capturing yet another Title. To me this bout was entertaining from start to finish. The betting odds had Mikey as the favorite but truth be told this bout was a lot closer than what the Judges had it. Real Talk! This was by far one of Mikey’s toughest bouts that I’ve seen him in to date.
Mikey is pushing real hard for that No. 1 spot on that Pound-for-Pound list and the way he’s been going at it since his comeback to the Boxing Game, Dude has been making a legitimate claim as to why he should be mentioned on that list. Real Talk!
Mikey is a proven young warrior with a mission of being mentioned as one of the greatest to ever do it. He is determined to take on the best while still remaining undefeated when it’s all said and done.
As it stands right now if he plays his cards right and stays focus at the plan at hand he has a very good chance of fulfilling his destiny.
Can’t wait to see what your next move will be Champ.
WBC Junior Welterweight Diamond Champion
Last night on Showtime Boxing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, I witness Three-Division World Champion Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30Kos) dismantle with a dominant display of Ring Generalship enactment against Four-Time Division Word Champion Adrien Broner (33-3, 24 Kos). REAL TALK!
I have to tip my “B” hat to your Boy Garcia for proving to me and all the naysayers just how good this Kat can be when the competition gets better and better. I was Speechless to see Garcia handle Broner a very strong opponent, is third loss of his career.
For twelve full rounds of action Garcia did not seem intimated or bothered by anything Broner brought to the table. Garcia had Broner figured out from the “Jump”. To me Broner did not look like a fighter who followed the “Game Plan” of his corner at all. I must admit that the betting circles had it right all along.
The bothersome pattern that Broner is falling into is real right now when faced with top-notch competition. Back in December 2013, Marcos Maidana handed Broner his first Unanimous-Decision defeat and June 2015 Shawn Porter defeated Broner for his second lost now fast forward another 2 years to now and once again Broner loses to a Unanimous-Decision to the Superior Fighter in Mikey Garcia. REAL TALK!
The Judges scored it 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112. For now, the New WBC Diamond Title Junior Welterweight Champion Mikey Garcia. Congratulation Mikey this was by far one of your best performances in that squared circle.
That being said I refused to think that Broner is a done fighter at this point in his career. AB is still young and talented enough to bounce back and make thing right for his career. To me the boy is gifted but definitely needs to reevaluate his approach come next fight. REAL TALK! Your thoughts on this one?
This is a fight in my eyes that should have a little bit more steam behind it. REAL TALK! Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) and Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 Kos) are both well respected in the boxing world. Both have successful careers to date and both are willing to put it all on the line come Saturday July 29, 2017 on Showtime Boxing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Garcia the WBC’s Lightweight Champion is moving up to the agreed Junior Welterweight limit of 140 pounds. Broner also a past Champion at the Lightweight Division is moving down from the 147 Welterweight Division to challenge Mikey’s undefeated record at the Junior Welterweight limit, a familiar Division he not too long ago held a belt at. Skills for skills these two match up pretty well. Ring Generalship (check), Boxing IQ (check) Strength/Power (check). To me this is a legitimate 50/50 fight that could go either way. That being said the boxing aficionados, the boxing media, the boxing fans and the betting circles, most seem to consider Broner the underdog in this battle? REAL TALK!
I understand that Broner needs this win more than Garcia at this point in his career, but an underdog? Come on Ref! The stakes are high here for Broner. If Garcia wins or loses, he’s still going to be ok cause he can still go back down to the 135 pound Division and continue defending his WBC Lightweight Championship Belt as if nothing happened.
Now keep in mind Broner has won titles in four different Weight Divisions coming into this fight and Garcia has won in three different Weight Divisions. For people to think that this fight will be a cakewalk for Garcia is ludicrous. Broner has a tough task ahead. He has to come into this bout as the Champion of old in today’s form and prove the haters wrong for doubting your Boy. This will definitely be a defining night for Broner. Now will he talk the talk or concede to your Boy Garcia. Your thoughts on this one?