As one fighter looks to reclaim past glory with a move up in weight, another puts his unbeaten streak on the line in a quest to reach the top. You can find out who is best this Friday night by watching Reyes vs.
He's the truth.
He executed his game plan very well. Garcia had some success early throwing counter left hooks over Spence's jab, but was never able to get in a rhythm against the busier champion. I tried to make adjustments and he kept executing.
Garcia kept that energy going early in round five, putting Spence on the defensive temporarily before he regained his momentum and returned to connecting on powerful straight lefts. Spence increased his body-punching as the fight went on and looked to wear down the fighter who was moving up in weight.
Garcia began bleeding from his nose in round eight, at which point Spence increased his output and landed 35, 29, 34 and 25 punches in rounds nine through 12 respectively, according to CompuBox.
The game is to be smart, it's the sweet science. I had the size and reach advantage, so why not use it to take away the jab? It's a weapon for me and it takes away one of his weapons. I think he felt my power, but he definitely has power also.
Spence threw a career-high punches and out landed Garcia by a staggering to 75 margin. After rounds of action, all three judges saw the fight for Spence, by scores of twice and I respect him so much and I appreciate him for stepping up.
I'm proud of what I was able to do. I have to go back and think about it. I will probably go back to lighter divisions but we'll have to think about it.