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PHOTOS: Errol Spence’s Stock Continues to Soar With Dominating Victory Over Mikey Garcia in Dallas

Errol Spence Jr., pictured with trainer Derrick James, was too much for Mikey Garcia on Saturday night (Photo: Premier Boxing Champions)


By Chris Robinson

This past Saturday night, inside of the AT&T Stadium just outside of Dallas, TX, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. made a third successful defense of his title with a commanding 12-round unanimous decision victory over four-division titlist Mikey Garcia on FOX pay per view. Spence was simply too precise, too strong, and too focused to let Garcia get any kind of momentum going as he cruised towards a clear-cut victory.

Scores reading 120-108 twice and 120-107 highlighted just how dominant and in control the 29-year old champion was throughout. Garcia, 31, tried his best to figure Spence out, whether in closed quarters or from a distance, but he simply didn’t have it on this night. Spence moved to 25-0 (21 KO’s) while Garcia suffered his first career blemish, falling to 39-1 (30 KO’s) as he goes back to the drawing board.
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VIDEO: Errol Spence vs. Mikey Garcia Predictions From City Boxing Club in Las Vegas

Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia are ready to fight in Dallas (Photo: Stacey Verbeek)


By Chris Robinson

In one of the year’s biggest fights, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. will defend his title vs. four-division world champion Mikey Garcia, from the AT&T Stadium just outside of Dallas, TX. The fighters are presently in Dallas promoting the bout and despite Garcia moving up in weight to accept the challenge, there are still those who are giving him a chance to win on Saturday.

When it comes to getting insight into big fights and taking predictions, there is really no better place you can go then to inside a busy boxing gym. Online you hear a lot of opinions, but often times it’s from people who have no real passion or connection to the sport. In the gyms is often where it’s at.
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PHOTOS: Mikey Garcia (135) vs. Robert Easter Jr. (134.5) Official Weigh-In From Los Angeles

Robert Easter Jr. Faces Mikey Garcia on Saturday Night (Photo: Scott Hirano – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia came face to face with IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. at the weigh-in ahead  of their unification showdown. Garcia (38-0, 30 KO’s) faces Easter (21-0, 14 KO’s) on Saturday night from the Staples Center in  Los Angeles in a Premier Boxing Champions telecast that will air on SHOWTIME.

As the two men  stared one another down, Easter seemed far more animated while Garcia was stone-faced.
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PHOTOS: Mikey Garcia Media Day Ahead of July 28 Unification vs. Robert Easter Jr.

Mikey Garcia (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia worked out for the media inside of the Fortune Gym in Los Angeles ahead of his July 28 bout vs. IBF champion Robert Easter Jr. Garcia (38-0, 30 KO’s) faces Easter (21-0, 14 KO’s) inside of the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles in a Premier Boxing Champions telecast that will air live on SHOWTIME.

Garcia lives in nearby Riverside and is happy to be fighting so close to home.
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Floyd Mayweather spotted ringside in Las Vegas with Mikey and Robert Garcia [VIDEO]

Mikey Garcia, Floyd Mayweather, and Robert Garcia spotted ringside (Photo: Hustle Boss)


By Chris Robinson

On Friday night, May 13, inside of the Sam’s Town Casino & Gambling Hall, cruiserweight contender Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti secured the biggest victory over his career in out-pointing New Jersey’s Keith “Machine Gun” Tapia over 10 rounds to claim the NABF title.

Sitting ringside during the bout was Tabiti’s promoter Floyd Mayweather. And while it’s not surprising to see the retired pound-for-pound king around the scene and supporting his fighters, it was the two men who were flanking Mayweather who caught our attention.
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Larry Merchant eyes Terence Crawford, Mikey Garcia as potential foes for Pacquiao moving forward

Terence Crawford following his victory over Yuriorkis Gamboa earlier this year (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Following his dominant victory over Chris Algieri this past weekend in Macau, China, eight-division world titlist Manny Pacquiao has seen his name thrust back into the headlines in a positive light.

Pacquiao looked very sharp vs. his younger, taller foe, registering six knockdowns over the course of their 12-round bout, ultimately grabbing a wide unanimous decision over Algieri.
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Mikey Garcia admits that Manny Pacquiao performed better than he expected in the Bradley rematch

Mikey Garcia speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)


By Chris Robinson

Following his rematch victory over Tim Bradley earlier this month, Manny Pacquiao has received mostly positive feedback from boxing fans and insiders.

Extracting revenge against Bradley for a controversial split-decision loss he suffered to him in June of 2012, Pacquiao was sharp with his fists and fleet of foot, especially as he built up momentum and pulled away in the second half of the match.

Catching up with reigning WBO junior lightweight champion Mikey Garcia to get his thoughts on the fight, he too seemed impressed with Pacquiao’s effort.

“He performed better than I expected,” Garcia admitted. “I was expecting Bradley to perform a lot better than the first fight and make it a more interesting fight for him. But Bradley kind of faded after a four or five rounds. Started to fad a little bit and wasn’t using his speed or footwork.

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“But Pacquiao showed a lot,” Garcia added. “He showed good footwork, good power, more aggressive style this fight than the last time. He did real well.”

It’s been confirmed that Top Rank is interested in putting Pacquiao in the ring with the winner of the May 17 Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Mike Alvarado matchup. Pacquiao has already faced Marquez four times and Garcia is unsure how a fifth fight would appeal to everyone.

“Marquez, we’ve seen that many times,” Garcia explained. “I don’t know if people will want to keep watching it. They’ll watch it because it’s them two, but I’d rather see Pacquiao fight some other younger upcoming fighters or young champions. Marquez could probably fight somebody else also. They already fought many times. Everybody’s seen that.”

Of course, a Marquez victory over Alvarado isn’t for certain, as Garcia took a minute to assess the clash.

“It’s going to be a tough fight,” said Garcia. “Alvarado always gives everything. He comes in and puts everything on the line. He’s very strong. Take a punch. Give a punch. Marquez is going to try to counter him. I think Marquez will eventually counter him to the point where he could maybe start hurting him little by little. It’s a very tough fight for both of them.”

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Mikey Garcia on sparring with Marcos Maidana and checking out Floyd Mayweather in training

HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with WBO junior lightweight champion Mikey Garcia about his recent sparring session with Marcos Maidana as well as being in Las Vegas to check out Floyd Mayweather in training. Mayweather faces Maidana on May 3 from the MGM Grand.
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Larry Merchant interested to see Mikey Garcia face off with Yuriorkis Gamboa

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HusteBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with former HBO analyst Larry Merchant about WBO junior lightweight champion Mikey Garcia’s victory over Juan Carlos Burgos and what a potential fight vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa may mean.

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Mikey Garcia: ‘You don’t become a superstar by losing fights; you’ve got to make sure that you win’

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Reporter Marc Abrams (http://www.15Rounds.com) catches up with WBO junior lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KO’s) ahead of his HBO showdown vs. Juan Carlos Burgos. Check out what Mikey had to say in this clip.

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Bob Arum eyes Mikey Garcia’s eventual rise in weight following HBO clash vs. Burgos

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Reporter Marc Abrams (http://www.15Rounds.com) speaks with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum about the future of WBO junior lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KO’s) ahead of his Jan. 25 match vs. Juan Carlos Burgos on HBO.

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Larry Merchant eyes Mikey Garcia vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa

Mikey Garcia feeling out Juan Carlos Burgos (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York, WBO junior lightweight champion Mikey Garcia won a commanding unanimous decision victory over Juan Carlos Burgos.

Now 34-0 with 28 knockouts, Garcia may be heading into a big showdown against Yuriorkis Gamboa later this year.

Former HBO analyst Larry Merchant, who was at the fights in New York calling the action for Top Rank’s international feed, sees Gamboa as the ideal move for Garcia.
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