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Garcia: Mikey Garcia Might Get Yuriorkis Gamboa First

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bojangles1987 on 10-24-2011

[QUOTE=~Big Smoke~;11331551]Dude.... Gamboa would smash on Mikey if they fought now. Give Mikey a few more fights and MAYBE he'll be ready.[/QUOTE] Exactly how I feel. Doesn't help Garcia that Gamboa looks to just have that p4p talent that can't…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 10-24-2011

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;11329307]Well there goes the mega fight. If Mikey gets Gamboa 1st, there won't be anything left of Gamboa for Donaire to fight!! [B][U]Mikey is the technically elite fighter of 126.[/U][/B][/QUOTE] Mikey is very well schooled, but what Yuri has can't…

Comment by Forza on 10-24-2011

Good for mikey

Comment by Shabba Rank$ on 10-24-2011

Dude.... Gamboa would smash on Mikey if they fought now. Give Mikey a few more fights and MAYBE he'll be ready.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 10-24-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;11329190]damn robert don't send your lil bro to his own death! he would get smashed! [U][B]I like Garcia and he's a solid boxer/puncher, but I just don't think he's "special" enough to beat gamboa[/B][/U]. . .[/QUOTE] My sentiments exactly. Gamboa…

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