By Bill Emes
Trainer Robert Garcia spoke to BoxingScene.com about a possible fight between Nonito Donaire (27-1, 18KOs) and Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16KOs), which Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum believes will happen in the not too distant future. Donaire, the WBC/WBO bantamweight champion, is moving up to 122-pounds in early 2012, but he's already been discussing the big names at featherweight - like Gamboa and Juan Manuel Lopez.
Garcia can see the fight taking place, but since Gamboa is likely heading to super featherweight very soon, Donaire may not get there in time. However, Garcia feels that his other fighter, younger brother and rising featherweight contender Mikey Garcia (27-0, 23KOs), may get to Gamboa first.
"We are ready for anybody. Gamboa is a featherweight, two divisions away, so may be a year away from that. If he's still there, then that's good. But if he moves up, like I've also heard, then there's other featherweights that we can fight. In the mean time, we might be able to get Mikey in there against Gamboa before Nonito [gets to fight him], so we'll see," Garcia told BoxingScene.com.