Will Errol Spence Jr. Get Destroyed by Canelo Alvarez? Mikey Garcia Thinks so

Published 01/09/2021, 3:47 AM EST


One of the greatest boxers of this era, Mikey Garcia, has already envisioned the cracking battle between Errol Spence Jr. and Canelo Alvarez. As per many boxing enthusiasts, Spence vs Canelo is one electrifying battle that should take place soon, irrespective of the weight class.

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In a chat with Fight Hype, Garcia detailed about how this fight will go and who’ll dominate the entire show.

“I think Canelo beats Spence,” said Garcia.

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Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) celebrates after defeating Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

He continued, “I mean, he (Spence) probably wouldn’t even stop him. Canelo’s very strong, even though Spence is a big dude, but he’s still welterweight. And Canelo’s a huge dude, so I think Canelo stops him,”

For now, Canelo has moved to super-middleweight whereas ‘The Truth’ has stayed in the welterweight division. Even though Spence is two mighty weight classes apart from the Mexican Boxer, he has shown significant interest in fighting him.

Mikey Garcia hailed both the fighters and agreed upon their respective skill sets. But he feels Canelo will easily outplay the American boxer whenever they collide.

However, even if Spence is the underdog in this fight, it will be a treat for boxing fans to see them clash.

Read – Mikey Garcia Says David Benavidez Not an Easy Fight for Canelo Alvarez

Will Canelo Alvarez take on Errol Spence Jr. in 2021?

Following his win over Britain’s Callum Smith, Saul Alvarez has cemented his plans to stay at the 168-pound division. In the first half of 2021, he will fight Avni Yildirim in a mandatory WBC title defense. Post that, if he wins, he will be in contention to take on Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO super-middleweight title.

With such a stacked schedule, a fight with Errol Spence Jr. doesn’t seem to be in the picture for 2021.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 07: Canelo Alvarez (L) throws a left at Amir Khan during the WBC middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The fight could have been possible if at least ‘The Truth’ was a 168-pounder, but both of them will have to transition to different weight classes altogether to touch gloves.

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After his title defense, should Canelo move down to compete with Spence? What do you make of Garcia’s comments on this fight?

 

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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