Mikey Garcia post Errol Spence fight interview

I was able to get a quick interview with Mikey Garcia the morning after his valiant effort at beating 147 pound Champion Errol Spence Jr, and here a few quotes from that interview:

On his feelings about the fight and what went right/wrong: “I just wasn’t able to hurt him”

On the difference the size and weight made: “Obviously it was gonna make a difference but I made adjustments to overcome those things. He had an answer in return for all my adjustments. “

On whether Spence had a good game plan: “Like I said he had answers for everything and fought very well. He boxed effectively, used the distance, and his height and reach to his advantage”

The full interview is posted below and we would just like to state that Mikey Garcia fought very well and displayed championship skills, conditioning, courage, and guile. The reason Mikey lost had more to do with everything Errol Spence Jr did right than it did with anything Mikey or Team Garcia did wrong. As Mikey said, Errol Spence performed very well and he’s a great champion, as is Mikey Garcia.

Mikey Garcia the morning after the Errol Spence Jr fight

Manny Robles sends a shout out to Reggie “Sweet” Johnson

Dallas/Arlington, Texas:

In town for the Errol Spence Jr vs Mikey Garcia bout, famed boxing trainer Manny Robles took some time out to say hello to an old friend, Reggie “Sweet” Johnson. Manny, is a second generation professional boxing trainer who is carrying on his father’s legacy, while carving out his own legacy as a top guy in the sport. Manny has worked with the likes of Mikaeyla Mayer, Oscar Valdez, Dominic Breazeale, Michael Conlan, Terrel Guasha, Jessie Magdaleno, Jason Quigley, and many more.

Johnson, a three-time world champion, was trained by Manny’s father Manuel “Chato” Robles and credits him for helping him gain his second and third world titles. Manny also gave a shout out to Houston, Texas and Clutch City Boxing. We appreciate his kindness and wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.

Ginny Fuchs visits trainer Derwin Richards

Spending most of her time training at The USA Boxing Olympic Training Center in Colorado and also competing in international competition keeps USA Boxing #1 ranked female flyweight Virginia “Ginny” Fuchs from being able to work with her trainer Derwin Richards as much as she would like. She was recently in town (Houston,Texas) though and jumped at the chance to work with her trainer and expressed her thanks for all his work in helping her achieve her dream of competing in the 2020 Olympics.

Ginny Fuchs in Houston, Texas with Coach Derwin Richards

Ginny stated: ” Loved being back in Texas at Baby Bull Boxing working with Coach Derwin all week. It’s been hard being away from home all these years training for the Olympics, but it’s one of the sacrifices I have to make to accomplish my dreams. Even though he can’t be at every tournament overseas, Coach Derwin’s voice is always in my ear and heart and I know he is always supporting and rooting for me. Never forget who was there for you from the beginning.”

Lopez-Miranda clash April 6, 2021

American Boxing Organization Intercontinental Light-Heavyweight Champion, Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez III (29-3, 23 KO’s) will battle Vincent “The People’s Champion” Miranda (17-2, 9 KO’s) in a 10-round light-heavyweight bout that will headline The Galveston Fight Night event presented by El Tigre Promotions on Saturday, April 6, 2021 at The Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.

Alfonso Lopez III (Huntsville, Texas) will be defending his American Boxing Organization (ABO) Intercontinental Jaguar Title as well as battling for the vacant National Boxing Association (NBA) World Light-Heavyweight Title against the tough, hard charging Puerto Rican, Vincent Miranda in a bout that promises to bring fireworks to Galveston, Texas.

The popular Monica “Fearless” Flores (5-3, 1 KO) will take on Crystal Hoy (6-9-4, 3 KO’s) in the co-main event in a 6-round bout for The Texas State Women’s Flyweight Championship.

The stacked undercard will also feature many up and coming boxers from Texas including: Ivan Vasquez, Armando Frausto, Marc Perales, Israel Ibarra Jr, Juan Antonio Velazquez, Eros Gallegos, Roger Ibarra, and the debuting Richard Knapp and Nicholas Barnhill. Additional fight card and ticket information can be found at www.eltigrepromotions.com

Clutch City Boxing was able to catch up with Alfonso Lopez III at the recent Sergey Kovalev vs Eleider Alvarez rematch in Frisco, Texas where he came to call out the big names in the light-heavyweight division and state his intentions to have a busy 2019 (four fights if possible) and get those big name champions in the ring with him. *Video and interview courtesy of Hector Sanchez at INTHERING.NET*