I want that fight as well tho.
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.