He Likes It! Hey Mikey!

By William Trillo

Back in the day, circa 1972, a cereal commercial aired on television that caught the attention of most of America. In the commercial two older bigger kids had no desire to test out the new cereal offering but instead pawned it off on their much smaller companion, “Mikey”. Thinking Mikey would want no part of it the bigger boys were dismayed when Mikey takes that bowl and devours the contents, all of it. It is then that the shocked brothers excitedly exclaim, “He likes it! Hey Mikey!”

Almost 50 years later that same scenario is playing out in the world of professional prize fighting. In this one the offering few desire to test is one Errol Spence Jr. (24-0, 21 KO’s). Currently Spence holds the IBF Welterweight title and in the eyes of many he is the best 147 pounder on the planet.

Who would dare want to take on this challenge?

Just like the commercial it is the little guy, Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KO’s) who has the challenge dangled in front of him, and likewise the little guy is willing to step up to the plate and gobble up the contents of the bowl.

Am I saying that Garcia is going to shock the boxing world tonight by defeating Errol Spence Jr.?

That’s exactly what I am saying!

On paper there is virtually nothing to lead anyone to believe that Mikey has one iota of a chance to defeat Spence Jr. But just like the Mikey of old, Garcia is about to shock everyone in the house.

Sometimes you just have to respect a fighter who is willing to take on a challenge far and above the call of duty. And sometimes you have to believe that he must see something he knows he can exploit and although rational thinking tells you otherwise, you are convinced the underdog will pull off the upset.

That is how I see it tonight!

With a combination of skill, speed, courage and gonads, Mikey is going to gobble up Spence in one of the biggest upsets in boxing in the new millennium.

Hey Mikey!

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2 Responses to “He Likes It! Hey Mikey!”

  1. Really says:

    How did that work out?

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