Mikey Garcia will step inside the ring for the 40th time on 16th March 2019 as he will be looking forward to becoming a five-division world champion as he challenges Errol Spence Jr for the IBF Welterweight championship of the world at the home of Dallas Cowboys at the AT&T Stadium in Texas.
The fight will also mark the launch of Fox pay-per-view next year. Fox recently signed a $50 Million yearly deal with the Premier Boxing Champions.
“That is one of the reasons I took this. I wanted to make a splash. I want to prove everyone wrong,” Garcia said.
“I really believe in myself. That’s why I keep challenging myself,” he added. “I have skills a lot of people haven’t seen, and I believe Errol Spence will bring that out of me, and you’ll see this will be when the little man beats the bigger guy.
“I wouldn’t take this fight if I didn’t think I can win. He is the bigger man, but as far as skills, you can’t deny me.”
Meanwhile, Errol Spence Jr will look to defend his title against the four division champion next year. He last fought against Carlos Ocampo in June last year at the Dallas Cowboys practice facility with over 14,000 fans in attendance.
“It’s going to be a great fight, and this is one of those rare occasions when the little guy beats the bigger man.”
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Spence Jr has a record of 24 wins from 24 bouts, 21 via stoppage.
Should Garcia win, he would join the likes of Mayweather, Tommy Hearns, Manny Pacquiao, Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar de la Hoya in winning world titles across five weight classes.