Via Jim Calfa: Mikey Garcia believes underdog Yordenis Ugas has a good chance of beating Errol Spence Jr tonight in their much-anticipated 147 lb unification on Showtime PPV.
Former 4-division world champion Mikey, who was delighted to share the ring with IBF/WBC welterweight champion Spence (27-0.21 KOs) in 2019, said “the size is the size.” and strength” of Ugas are the elements that he has. by my side.
Mikey feels that WBA champion Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs) can “surprise” everyone tonight when he goes there with Spence at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The flaw Spence showed in his last two bouts against Danny Garcia & Shawn Porter showed the boxing world that he was finally human and that he could be defeated by a martial artist. with moxie, power-ups and a great game plan.
What makes Ugas so dangerous is that he is someone who is capable of following a game plan up to the letter, and not going against the line that undisciplined warriors usually do.
Ugas is despised
“I think a lot of people are ignoring Ugas. Ugas has a lot going for him with size, he’s tough, he’s got size, strength and power. So all of that will help prepare him better than people expect,” Mikey Garcia told. Sports artist KO about tonight’s unification fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Yordenis Ugas.
“I still feel that Spence should be the better boxer and maybe the reason he won the fight, but not an easy one,” Mikey continued. “Ugas can still surprise a lot of people. He surprised a lot of people with Manny [Pacquiao].
“I think those are things to consider, but if you look at boxing skill and if that’s the only factor, Spence has better skill and should win for that reason.
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“Whenever you’re fighting a Southpaw, it’s always going to be a little tough,” Mikey said when asked what Ugas needed to do to prepare for Spence’s Southpaw pose.
“Ugas is bigger than me, so he can obviously fight differently. His size advantage, I don’t have that, so it’s another way of fighting,” Garcia said of the fight against Spence in March 2019.
“I think Ugas’ strength and power would also be very useful to him, but Spence’s boxing IQ is awesome. He knows how to step in when to step out, and how to deal with distances, and he is very good at managing distance.
“It’s going to be an uphill fight for both of them for different reasons,” Mikey said of tonight’s match between Spence and Ugas.