Hearing that there was a push for VADA testing but was turned down by the A side. Question is who is the A side? Mikey's the bigger name, but Spence's name is first on the promotional stuff. Mikey's already enrolled with VADA with his WBC belt, does that mean Spence turned down the testing?
;D - Brilliant.
This is going to be like Brook-Golovkin.
Now THIS is the fight I’m looking forward to!
Having said that , Crawford is a thing of Boxing Beauty and maybe he can overcome that. I kinda hope he does. I like Spence, but would love to see class like Crawford go onto great things.
There's something unnerving about Spence, he looks all bashful with a permanent smile on his boat but I constantly expect him to whip out a shooter and shout "gimme the motherfuckin loot!"
I'm sure Arum and the rest of 'em were thinking they're about to get turned over here.
I find it interesting that Spence and Haymon hesitantly only agreed to 10 weeks of VADA testing and only for it to start from Jan-5th.
Why couldn't they have started testing in Nov? I'm not accusing Spence of anything, but he already has every advantage, it's not a good look to be limiting testing time and we it can start from.
After watching the Pedraza fight I am convinced everything Mikey says about Loma is true, that the matrix stuff only works if a fighter isn’t talented enough to turn with him. But I don’t know if Mikey understands how good Loma is. Similar to how many don’t know how good GGG is, power power power, that jab tho.
I just want Mikey to come out of this undamaged so Spence and Mikey can be the stars they need to be to make the fights we’re all hoping for.
This is stuff we’ll rewatch 15 years from now
I will say tho that I'm interested to see a Loma/ Commey fight. I think Commey is fighting for the vacant belt on ESPN, so that would lead nicely into a Loma clash.
Especially after the last two Loma fights, I’m even more convinced that Miley beats Loma. Mikey is an elite fighter and is just too big.
It was refreshing to hear Loma mention Garcia and possibility for a fight. But I'm of the mind of being more concerned about the damage Mikey takes with Spence, the whole weight bouncing around, and still feel it's unnecessary in attempt to find the huge stardom and really short term thinking. Good to see Commey get his shot and he makes for a decent match for either Mikey or Loma. Can't knock Loma for cleaning house vs mandatories or division champs. Fact is boxing is stuffed with 'fake' trinkets and the big names pick them up, pose for a pic and then drop them off like business cards.
I like Commey, and I think his size and style could present Loma with another difficult task. In saying that I can also see the scenario where Loma pokes holes all through it.
For me the ideal situation would have been for Mikey to face Commey, then unify with Loma, then step up to face the WBSS 140 winner, even before 147/ Spence comes near the equation. There's plenty of work at 147 for Spence as it is.
Didnt see this posted, fun conversation between Spence and Crawford.
Spence his own promoter it seems.
David Benavidez vs J'Leon Love will be on the Spence-Garcia card.
Interesting match-up, Love will be a good test for Benavidez.
The odds on this fight are closer than I thought they would be. Could be easy money on Spence @Fenster
I am supporting Garcia and hope he can pull this off. I enjoy watching Mikey, he is a punch perfect boxer an absolute joy to watch.
I can not think of any current boxer who technically throws as many punches as efficiently as he does.
Spence disappointed me with his stipulations on when VADA testing could start, he already holds most advantages. Why couldn't testing have started in Nov, instead of from Jan?
For Spence it's one of those no win situation type fights, if he wins, he doesn't get the credit he deserves, if he loses or looks bad the masses will jump ship.
If Mikey wins, it has to be 1 of the best victories in recent memory.
Even though Mikey is giving up the weight you have to respect his skill and P4P credentials. It's not like he's never dealt with big dudes in sparring so I wouldn't be surprised if it's an even fight (by rounds) going into the second half.
I'm actually starting to think Mikey KOs Spence.
If this was at 135, I'd bet the house on it.
I'm starting to thing Mikey rides in on his unicorn and negates the natural height, youth, weight and power difference too ;D. Benavidez v Love on the undercard. That will be short and brutal.
Chris Arreola and multi cheat Nery on the ppv version of undercard???. This card better be a dollar fifty and no more because it reads like some real one way poundings.
I think Mikey will win this one , he has more in every department apart from one punch power.
If Kel Brook can give Spence a fight i think Garcia beats him, he is far superior p4p.
As events draw closer you tend to see people become a little more conservative with their picks. Not so keen to back the underdog, stick with the beaten path and all that. There's a fair bit of interest in Mikey pulling this one off which when you see them up close, looks bonkers, it looks like a man against a boy. An exceptional boy no doubt, but there's only so much size his great skill set can compensate for. I think he keeps things interesting for a few rounds, just like Brook did against Golovkin, smaller target, better movement and speed than what the big lump is used too. Then sheer size and will takes over. I think he'll do well to see the final bell.
I give Mikey timing but he'll be far more stationary waiting for it v Spence who goes from range to mixing inside very quickly and while rolling in combos. It's not like Mikey has been hard to touch over tha last few fights and I think it fatal downfall will be him caught in exchanges with Spence. I saw this will be shown in various theaters, that is awesome. Brings back eras gone by.
Still not sure if the Nery/ Arroyo fight is set or not?