What most likely serves as a prelude to a showdown with Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao, Errol Spence Jr. who put on a boxing clinic against Mikey Garcia in a definite title defense..
Spence subjugated Garcia for 12 rounds for a rather lopsided unanimous decision victory with the three judges scoring the bout, 120-107, 120-108, 120-108.
Pacquiao joined Spence in the ring after the bout and both stated their intents to box with one another.
“I am looking at the winner of this fight. Spence wants to fight me,” cited Pacquiao on an TV interview. “I am hoping to be back here, soon.”
“He is a legend of the sport. It would be my honor to fight him next,” Spence replied.
The 29-year-old Spence fraught his unbeaten streak to 25-0 with 21 knockouts and dispensed Garcia with 39-1, 30 Kos on his first defeat.
Spence staked his IBF welterweight title for a third time after winning it two years back in an 11th round knockout of Kell Brook in England.
“People said I couldn’t box,” concluded Spence. “You saw it today. I can box, I can move my head. I can do it if I want to.”