A big moment for American professional boxer, Errol Spence Jr. making his day magnificent. Spence retained his IBF world welterweight title with a shutout victory over Mikey Garcia at AT&T Stadium on Saturday night. It was before reiterating his calls for a showdown with Manny Pacquiao.
Spence did claim every round on the cards of all three judges. By winning 120-108 (twice) and 120-107 against four-weight world champion Garcia.
There was no point of asserting any influence from Garcia’s end. First reason was that, the size difference was too much for him to overcome. But, Spence didn’t miss out and dominated with a nagging jab and powerful straight lefts.
Spence is on the top on most pound-for-pound lists. He surely deserves to be considered among the very best in the sport. But, the elite boxer is still awaiting the win that would push him into the prevailing stream.
That may come against Pacquiao, who was on hand in Dallas and has voiced his willingness to meet Spence. Pacquiao also showed the same excitement on this asked in the ring about whether he would face a younger and highly-motivated foe.
Though, Spence was more gushy. “(Pacquiao) is a legend of the sport and it would be a great fight,” Spence said. “Let’s make it happen.”