Errol Spence, Mikey Garcia Final Press Conference Live On FightLine

Ruben Hill
March 14, 2019

"This is a dream come true fighting in my hometown at AT&T Stadium. There were some things happening that didn't allow me to be great, but I'm over them now and I'm ready for a spectacular performance Saturday night".

“The size difference wont matter. Skill for skill and talent for talent, I'm more dominant than him in every aspect. My opponent leaves his guard open a lot and I think I can knock him down with my hooks. "On paper he's the toughest opponent to date, but once we get in the ring we'll find out", Spence said.

It has been a long training camp for Errol Spence Jr.

"I know that he's a fighter who is going to be crafty and try to move around".

“Mikey is supposed to think hes going to win this fight.

Spence Jr.: At the end of the day, they called me out, so they obviously think they see something in me that they are going to win the fight. I'm glad he's as confident as I am. (-375) fights his fight, he shouldn't have too much trouble beating Mikey Garcia (+285), He is the big favorite according to many betting sites for United States players we've checked on the list held by SBD, which are reliable sources as they've been reviewed by many experts and bettors. "I am ready, and I am always prepared".

"I have all the skills, all the tools to beat him". That we don't know yet.

“Im always calm, thats just my demeanor. Im naturally like this. I am really exhausted of doing these press conferences and seeing him. I have to see how my opponent is going to react and be intelligent.

"I'm the type of fighter that lets the fight unfold and develop".

“This win makes me pound-for-pound number one.

"It's unbelievable to have this great support from the local fans and media here". "This is a legendary fight". When the fight was announced, most observers believed the fight was a mismatch and see Spence winning by stoppage. Looking back at boxing history, the bigger guy usually beats the smaller guy. You cant ever write off the little guy. Before his lightweight title unification bout with Robert Easter July, Garcia started bringing up the possibility of moving up two weight classes and challenge the man, who is perhaps the best 147-pound fighter in the world. "I want to make history and in order to accomplish that I need to fight the fight of my life and you will see the best of me on Saturday night". I could have taken easier fights than this, but they didn't spark the fire in me. Ive won two world titles here. Having great fan support at the grand arrival was a special moment for me. I know what I got to do on Saturday night. We trained very hard. As we look at what Spence has done in the welterweight division, it has been good, but as of now we are still not sure he is the best welterweight. But, if I get a chance to hurt my opponent, Im definitely going to jump on him and get the knockout. I'm going with Errol Spence in this one.

“I know what I have to do on fight night. For me to find myself in this position, it's hard to put into words. I didnt put all that effort in for nothing.

"Saturday night is when I have to execute. Garcia is by far the best fighter that Errol will face". If I don't then I can't overcome the challenge. If Garcia pulls the upset, he will win a title in a fifth weight class and become the second fighter to win titles at featherweight and welterweight. The Peter Quillin fight is behind us. "That's what excited me most about this fight and that's why I chose him over other champions".

“Getting this victory will forever leave my name in the history books. The other fighter that did this was Manny Pacquiao. Mikey Garcia is moving up in weight to challenge the bigger Spence which is a gutsy move by Garcia.

“All the attention and buzz about this fight is for real. Its not often you get a fight like this.

“Getting up on the stage today, it was like fight night. I want to go after the best and he's the best right now. Its go-time for both of these guys.

"Mikey Garcia is a great opponent, but he's still just another opponent", said James. We're going to go in there and show him why we're better. "Errol is feeling great, so I am too".

“Ring intelligence is definitely one of Mikeys best attributes. But hes never been in the ring with Errol. Errol has been in the ring sparring with Floyd Mayweather before and I dont think Mikey has the same ring intelligence as him. He will be ready on Saturday night.”.

“A lot of fighters have problems with southpaws like Spence, but Mikey has a lot of experience facing lefties and Im confident that wont be a factor. Spence does everything right, just like Mikey.

“We havent just been facing regular sparring partners. I have to avoid getting hit by the big shots.

Fight fans can watch the final fight week press conference for Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia welterweight championship live online through Premier Boxing Champions official YouTube live video stream (Wednesday, March 13, 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT).

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