Errol Spence vs Mikey Garcia... ON ITV4!

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Fight is next week, yet no announcement of it being televised in the UK.

Bunce posted this a few days ago on Twitter:


And Poxon replied with this:


But nothing else since. If ITV don't get this, it's clear they'll only pick and choose shows to build around any upcoming PPV's. And if BoxNation don't get it, will the channel even see out the year?
 
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FFS, pisses me off when this happens because if Spence or Mikey were to fight a UK fighter next they would show highlights of this fight and keep mentioning it, luckily we still got a week hope they sort it
 
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Going to be a dont blink fight, seeing how good Mikey looks I wouldnt be suprised if he could rock Spence coming in, one of the most intriguing match ups because it should never have happened lol
 
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Going to be a dont blink fight, seeing how good Mikey looks I wouldnt be suprised if he could rock Spence coming in, one of the most intriguing match ups because it should never have happened lol
Is it just me or does Spence still have that raw look to him when he fights, I thought there were a lot of messy moments in the Brook fight where Spence looked all over the place. Mikey is such a quality operator, he does everything really well and rarely wastes a punch. I think he’s gonna carry power at 147 as well, it’s a bold prediction but I’m picking Garcia I think he’s the better overall fighter of the two. If Spence gets to him it will be his size that carries him through.
 
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Is it just me or does Spence still have that raw look to him when he fights, I thought there were a lot of messy moments in the Brook fight where Spence looked all over the place. Mikey is such a quality operator, he does everything really well and rarely wastes a punch. I think he’s gonna carry power at 147 as well, it’s a bold prediction but I’m picking Garcia I think he’s the better overall fighter of the two. If Spence gets to him it will be his size that carries him through.
Yeah its true Brook made Spence look bad until the second half of the fight, only thing is Brook is a huge WW and he took some vicious body shots in that fight, Brook took some nasty body shots from GGG aswell, not sure Mikey could take them but yeah Mikey could keep Spence off balance big time
 

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Spence should take this but I think Mikey should snatch some rounds especially early before Errol's power and natural advantages take over. Mikey is the better boxer here and he potentially has some technical advantages, I expect him to touch up Errol with that jab and create some problems for Spence. The problem is I don't think Mikey has the style and I don't think he will have enough advantages to offset Spence's power and size, Spence is actually a pretty good boxer himself although he usually doesn't have to play that role. A lot of this is dependent on whether or not Mikey can take Spence's power when Spence inevitably finds Mikey who isn't exactly a defensive wizard.

I still like this fight, but it's almost a forgone conclusion that this will end up with Spence winning via stoppage.
 
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This fight brings to mind Crawford vs Gamboa. Good big guy vs good smaller guy.
Thats actually a good example Gamboa was doing really well until he abandoned his game plan, Mikey is never going to abandon his gameplan, but Crawford and Spence both step it up in the second half
 
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Spence should take this but I think Mikey should snatch some rounds especially early before Errol's power and natural advantages take over. Mikey is the better boxer here and he potentially has some technical advantages, I expect him to touch up Errol with that jab and create some problems for Spence. The problem is I don't think Mikey has the style and I don't think he will have enough advantages to offset Spence's power and size, Spence is actually a pretty good boxer himself although he usually doesn't have to play that role. A lot of this is dependent on whether or not Mikey can take Spence's power when Spence inevitably finds Mikey who isn't exactly a defensive wizard.

I still like this fight, but it's almost a forgone conclusion that this will end up with Spence winning via stoppage.
A forgone conclusion that Spence wins by stoppage, would you put your house on that.
 

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A forgone conclusion that Spence wins by stoppage, would you put your house on that.
Not really but I think it's the likely outcome, for sure. Garcia doesn't have the foot movement or the style to beat Spence. Even if they were the same size this would be a tough task for Garcia.
 
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Not really but I think it's the likely outcome, for sure. Garcia doesn't have the foot movement or the style to beat Spence. Even if they were the same size this would be a tough task for Garcia.
I think he has the perfect style, he’s the type of fighter that punishes mistakes and Spence makes plenty of them.
 

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I think he has the perfect style, he’s the type of fighter that punishes mistakes and Spence makes plenty of them.
Which noticeable mistakes does Spence make? He has very good fundamentals and throws his punches correctly, very tight high guard as well. I'm not seeing a lot of countering opportunities for Garcia. I think Spence will bully him.
 
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Which noticeable mistakes does Spence make? He has very good fundamentals and throws his punches correctly, very tight high guard as well. I'm not seeing a lot of countering opportunities for Garcia. I think Spence will bully him.

None really. The only knock against him is that he has only faced one opponent in his career who actually came to fight back and win, and Brook was winning through 7 rounds until he broke down, partly down to spence's pressure, partly down to weight cutting and the damage he took from GGG. We will see how Spence goes about breaking down Mikey who is a better boxer and more complete fighter than Kell.