Does Spence even deserve credit if he destroys Mikey?

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  1. IsaL

    IsaL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I favor Spence to win, and hurt Mikey in the process, but personally I won't give him much credit.

    I base this all on size. When faced next to each other, the size disparity is blatantly obvious.

    I consider Mikey a superior technician and fighter overall, but Spence is a physical specimen in his prime. He's fresher, and huge for Mikey. I feel one punch from Spence can really affect Mikey bad.

    I don't think its a fair fight. Mikey is flabby at 140 already, and even at 135 he didn't look in prime physical form.

    With all that said, if Mikey figures Spence out and exposes his limitations, he can outbox him and get a huge upset.

    Spence is more flawed than Mikey, so you just never know.

    How much of a chance does Mikey have iyo?
     
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  2. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Spence practically KOd broner in sparring with 16oz gloves and headgear. Meanwhile Garcia couldn’t even put a dent on him.

    Spence is just better, forget the size advantage but pound for pound.
     
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  3. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If he destroys Mikey? Yes, of course. I guess he would receive approximately the same amount of credit as Loma received for beating Rigondeaux.
     
  4. elmaldito

    elmaldito Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yes,
    If a guy like mikey just wants to sit back and survive he can do it pretty easy.
    If Spence kos mikey in 5 or less I’d be stunned.
     
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  5. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If Spence boxes Mikey and does very well before he puts on the pressure late then I'll give credit. If Spence eats a ton of shots just to steamroll him early then meh.
     
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  6. bandeedo

    bandeedo quaecumque vera Full Member

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    what? youre gonna give it to him on a sparring legend? cause i know it aint the resumes.
     
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  7. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia #IrrationalGarcia Full Member

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    It's really hard to say, I guess it in part depends how Mikey looks. My instinct is to say 'no, not really' because I think Mikey will get squashed
     
  8. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Active Member Full Member

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    Spence should receive similar credit to what Loma got for beating Rigo and GGG got for beating Brook.

    Yes he is fighting a top quality fighter .....but there are weight divisons for a reason.
     
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  9. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Spence resume is still better than Mikeys. Not in terms of greatness but in being able to assess their capability.

    Kell Brook was probably the 2nd-3rd best WW in the world. And kell stops everyone on Mikeys resume.

    Spence, Crawford, Brook, Thurman in that order. Kell showed his level when he beat porter more definitively than Thurman did.
     
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  10. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Honestly it's an interesting fight only because Garcia is taking a big risk and fighting a much bigger guy outside of his natural weight, Spence beating him is expected and I would still rate his win over Brook above Garcia should he beat him. So while I think it does much for his profile as it's a high profile PPV fight it really does nothing much for his legacy.
     
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  11. bandeedo

    bandeedo quaecumque vera Full Member

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    i see, so beating brooke is a bigger achievement than titles in 4 weight classes. had no idea kel was rated so high. matter of fact, i cant think of anyone rated that high.
     
  12. BCS8

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    Of course he gets credit Garcia is a great fighter. If you want to temper it with size disparity, you can.
     
  13. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Its not gonna happen, but just for the stupid sake of your stupid thread/question: abso****inglutely. Mikey is a top 5(imo nd on verge of being #1) p4p fighter and one of the most skilled technicians in boxing, if not its greatest. He'd dessrve a world and then some of credit. Dink.
     
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  14. Ivan28

    Ivan28 Member Full Member

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    I have the feeling this fight will be fixed, PR, money, theather.But i don't know with what result it can be...UD for Spence, or a draw and rematch? I'm thinking if it's a good idea do bet on UD or draw.
     
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  15. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That's why you bet on Spence to win and also bet on a draw (if it's a 3way bet).
     

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