On February 11th, 1990, “Iron” Mike Tyson hit the canvas for the first time in his career. It was a definitive sports moment and possibly the single biggest upset in boxing history.
Four weight class world champion, Mikey Garcia gave (39-1 30 KOs) his perspective on today on this pivotal moment.
“I was too young to watch it live but I seen the videos I seen the film and that was historic. It will forever be one of the biggest upsets if not the biggest upset in boxing history. I think the odds were like 42-1, it was insane.
“But as a fighter it was a reminder you cant take any fighter lightly. You can’t half ass things in there. You have to work hard and have to put in all the time and effort and discipline.”
Garcia and Jessie Vargas (29-2-2 11 KOs) will clash in a Welterweight blockbuster at Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas on Saturday February 29 live on DAZN.
“Every fight is as important as ever. If Mike (Tyson) wasn’t in the best shape, he was distracted, he had a lot of things going on and thought that fight was going to be easy and look at the outcome.”
Garcia was the main event of the first Premier Boxing Champions fight on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View. In that fight, Errol Spence Jr. retained his IBF Welterweight World Championship in front of 47,525 fans with a unanimous decision. Garcia was lauded for going up two weight classes to challenge the juggernaut of the welterweight division in Garcia.
“Congratulations that night to Douglas because he came in there to do what he had to do and he was ready to take advantage of the opportunity that was in front of him and its a reminder to all the fighters that sh*t like that can happen. Its not expected but it can happen.”