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Arum: Garcia Should Forget 126, Go After Martinez

By Elisinio Castillo, notifight.com

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum has advised former champion Mikey Garcia (31-0, 27 KOs) to forget about the featherweight division and look full steam ahead at gaining a title at 130-pounds. Arum would like to see Garcia face WBO super featherweight champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez (27-1-2, 16KOs).

BoxingScene.com reported on Sunday that Garcia vs. Martinez is being discussed for a September date. Last Friday Garcia lost his WBO title at 126 after failing to make weight. He was two pounds over, but easily knocked out Juan Manuel Lopez in four rounds the following night in Dallas, Texas.

After beating Lopez, Garcia told told reporters that he would consider another fight at 126, a move that Arum would discourage.

"Garcia has a bright future. He has to fight at 130-pounds," said Arum. "He can not continue to sacrifice his body to make 126. Hopefully he faces 'Rocky' Martinez."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ropeadope89 on 06-18-2013

[QUOTE=gbonafide;13480022]Cmon,you're the same dude who said Juanma was going to KO Mikey. You lack credibility because you only pick with your heart. I liked Kelly Pavlik because I'm from Cleveland Ohio but you wouldn't find me telling people he was…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 06-18-2013

This fight would probably look alot like broner vs demarco--with the bigger guy rocky trying to walk down the smaller garcia only to be caught and countered in every exchange

Comment by ManOfVictory on 06-18-2013

[quote=gbonafide] Quote: Originally Posted by PRBOXINGCOTTO Lmaoooo rocking is not getting knocked out you are stupid rocky is bigger stronger and a granite chin he's a fresher fighter mikey will have his hands full Cmon,you're the same dude who said…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 06-18-2013

[QUOTE=285Kid;13479887]Garcia vs Martinez Crawford vs Gamboa on the same night come on HBO[/QUOTE] That would be awesome..... But i doubt top rank will ever give 50cent and gamboa a chance to shine vs one of their potential top guys like…

Comment by gbonafide on 06-18-2013

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;13479826]Lmaoooo rocking is not getting knocked out you are stupid rocky is bigger stronger and a granite chin he's a fresher fighter mikey will have his hands full[/QUOTE] Cmon,you're the same dude who said Juanma was going to KO Mikey.…

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