Errol Spence and Mikey Garcia arrive at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in a battle against unbeaten fighters who see the champion striving to claim to be the best fighter in a division full of talent.
Spence (24- 0, 21 KOs), no doubt what a victory over Garcia (39-0, 30 knockouts) will mean for his career.
"This win makes me pound for pound number one," Spence said this week. "Mikey has a good record and a big fan base and I feel like winning this fight, making me a star.
" Everyone wants to take Floyd Mayweather's place as the face of boxing, and that makes me the right way to become the face of boxing and the best fighter in the world.
Retired former super mass and lightweight world champion Andre Ward believes that Saturday's bout becomes a "classic case of a good big man beats the little good man. "
" Spence's weight and sheer size and power will prove to be too much for a good fighter who just took too much of a risk "Ward told ESPN.
While Spence believes Saturday's victory puts him in the pound-to-pound call, he prepares for negative reviews.
"They say he is too small," Spence said. He raised the whole fight, they will say, "He has amazing heart for a little guy. Errol Spence will do it, he is the bigger roll over. "
" So even though (Garcia) looks good, they will say, "The smaller guy looked good, he just couldn't keep the weight." "
Garcia, who has had world names in four different weight classes, is certain that he has not been bitten by more than he can chew against the naturally greater Spence.
California revealed that he had planned for a long struggle, but is convinced he can deliver a ragged finish if needed. "" We can certainly go 1
" Saturday night, Errol will find out why I chose this fight. All my opponents say they don't see anything special when they look at me until they get into the ring. "