By Jim Dower: Andre world champions Andre Ward and Timothy Bradley are picking IBF welterweight Winner Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence to Overcome Mikey Garcia on Saturday night at their awaited mega-fight in AT&T Stadium at Arlington, Texas.
Bradley, who’s now one of ESPN’therefore boxing analysts, sees Spence’s pressure and hitting electricity being too much to the 31-year-old Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) the home stretch of the fight. Bradley implies that Mikey’s trainer Robert Garcia have his towel available to pull him out of this fight once the fight starts leaving hands with Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) just starting to inflict too much punishment to the younger guy. Unlike a lot of people, Bradley sees the fight to be truly a strategic battle from early rounds instead of a war.
Just in Spence’s fight with all the major hitting Kell Brook in 2017that he deviated from that style of fighting by boxing the British fighter out of necessity. But, Spence resulted in heat from the round on and forced Brook to stop from the 11th. Why Spence would change this type of fighting a 5’6″ Mikey Garcia is the major question.
“when Spence even thinks it’SA close fight he’ll turn the heat up each round. Have the towel ” Bradley believed to ESPN.com. ”
It’therefore logical to assume that Spence, 2-9, won’t even let Mikey restrain the rounds uncontested. This ’s the way Spence is. He’therefore used to sparring with the bigger former World Boxing Council junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo, that is 6’0″ also hits hard, so Spence isn’t planning to let a more compact fighter like Mikey obtain better of him without looking hitting back him with some major shots. Spence’s capacity to deal with Mikey’s power, not down means that he’s going to be hitting him with enormous shots from the get go.
“I will see Spence using a late round stoppage — 11th or 12th — only because the added weight and the sheer size and power of Spence will end up being a lot [for both Mikey],” Ward believed to ESPN.com.
Ward sees the Spence vs. Garcia fight boiling down to the big man Spence being too good for the little man Garcia. Ward sees the fight as the way a lot of people do using Spence, the bigger guy, fundamentally having an excessive amount of size and ability to the smaller fighter, who’s taking a big risk in moving two weight classes to fight him. Ward considers that the added majority that Mikey has put on during training camp to prepare for your Spence challenge will put him down, and induce him to come apart from the next rounds. Needing to carry around weight which you’re perhaps not accustomed to will slow Garcia down the home stretch, which makes him exposed to Spence’s size and bigshots.
Both the Bradley and Ward agree totally that Mikey should move to maneuver too much to avoid being drawn into a war against the bigger Spence, with the power and size to put in Garcia down in a protracted toe-to-toe form of fight. What Mikey has going against him ’s never been good inspector before. Together with Mikey’s hitting electricity, counter hitting and fast hands, he’s never had to maneuver away from his competitors. With the exclusion of Garcia’s fight with Orlando Salido at 2013, Mikey has ever been one that has been attacking his rivals. On Saturdayit’s likely going to be different using Spence using pressure on Mikey, also forcing him to either battle it out until the bitter end or get on his motorcycle, and try to get away from him.