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Errol Spence Jr. dominates Mikey Garcia for decisive decision victory, retains welterweight title


In the end, it wasn't so much about the size difference between Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia on Saturday in their welterweight title pay-per-view bout as much it was about the skills.


Spence (25-0, 21 KOs) made the fourth defense of his IBF welterweight title with a dominant unanimous decision win in front of 47,525 fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, that went a long way in building his case among the pound-for-pound best in the sport.


Behind a powerful jab and a clinical effort outboxing the four-division champion Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs), who was making the move up from 135 pounds, Spence took home wide scores of 120-107 and 120-108 (twice).


But it was Round 9 where the size difference between the two looked the most evident as Spence showed off his impressive in-fighting abilities by battering Garcia from one end of the ring to the other with clean power shots.


He called current WBA secondary titleholder Manny Pacquiao up into the ring and challenged him to a fight.


The 40-year-old Pacquiao, who is fresh off a decision win over Adrien Broner on PPV, accepted the challenge, albeit it in a tone that wasn't completely convincing.






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