Four-weight world champion Mikey Garcia has weighed in with his thoughts on a potential rematch between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr taking place up at super welterweight.
Crawford dominated Spence when the pair locked horns for the undisputed welterweight world championship last month, and there are some who believe a tough weight cut down to 147lbs was, at least in part, to blame for the Texan’s sub par performance.
And whilst Garcia admitted to ES News that it could have been a factor, he revealed he does not envisage a 7lb increase being enough for Spence to overcome Crawford’s superior “skill level.”
“I think Crawford still wins. His skill level is that much better. I do think the weight might have been a factor, I think Spence was probably not able to hydrate well enough.
He killed himself to make weight and he probably stuck around at welterweight for a little too long.”
“That all may have been a factor in the way he performed, but the skill level that Crawford brings to the ring is just that bit better.”
Spence has stated his desire to trigger a contractual rematch clause and face Crawford again, though admitted he would prefer the rematch take place at super welterweight.
‘The Truth’ has until the end of this month to activate the clause, which would likely see him lock horns with Crawford again towards the end of 2023.
Although ‘Bud’ will hold all the cards as the A side in a potential rematch, he has stated he would be willing to oblige Spence’s request and have a rematch up at 154lbs.
As for the future, he’s looking for titles in that division too.