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Mikey Garcia: Crawford, Pacquiao Are The Fights I Want!

By Miguel Rivera

In January 2014, Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) was considered by many to be one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the sport. His career took an unexpected turn when he sued Top Rank to break his promotional agreement.

After two years of litigation, Garcia and Top Rank reached a settlement to part ways.

Garcia didn't fight again until July of 2016, when he entered the ring at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and stopped Elio Rojas in a Showtime televised fight.

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Garcia made a huge statement in January at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, when he became a three division world champion with a brutal third round knockout of previously undefeated Dejan Zlaticanin to capture the WBC lightweight title.

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Garcia is looking to return in July and he wants to have a unification with WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan or a move to junior welterweight to challenge IBO, IBF, WBA champion Julius Indongo.

Recently, Garcia has been mentioned as an opponent for WBO/WBC junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, is really high on Garcia and hopes to have that fight take place in the fall. Pacquiao will defend his title on July 1 against Jeff Horn in Australia. Crawford will return next month in a title defense against Olympic gold medal winner Felix Diaz.

"I'm surprised to see how I've been away for so long and now there's talk of big fights not only in the present but also in the future. There are people who are mentioning me for Terence Crawford, for Manny Pacquiao - and those are fights that I want to happen. I never imagined that I would be in this position, but this is what I wanted and it makes me very happy," Garcia said to ESPN Deportes.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by REYESdelBOXEO on 04-22-2017

Representing The GARCIA BOXING DYNASTY : MIKEY "THE BEAST-SLAYER" GARCIA :dead1::dead::dead1: Only 1 thing on his mind(above breathing , eating & sleeping): to become the #1 POUND FOR POUND FIGHTER ON THE PLANET, DESTROYING EVERYTHING IN HIS PATH, THEN DEFEND…

Comment by SweetPbfAli on 04-22-2017

[QUOTE=Thraxox;17608615]Pacquiao is far from broke even. Idk why people keep on fussing that tax evasion when that case was already given to Pacquiao in his favor.[/QUOTE] It doesn't make sense to me why he was still taking advances from Arum…

Comment by budfr on 04-22-2017

[QUOTE=danceswithfire;17609460]start with a gamboa first then work your way up, he's still waiting for you[/QUOTE] f..ck you Gamboa is krap

Comment by glenn mcrory on 04-22-2017

[QUOTE=danceswithfire;17610009]you ****ing stupid. gamboa will still be the best fighter garcia will have fought if it happens....he needs a pretty big name and a caliber fighter in his resume, right now it's crap for a fighter that's held in a…

Comment by danceswithfire on 04-21-2017

[QUOTE=glenn mcrory;17609969]I hope to god that fight never gets made. Because no matter what happens to Gamboa in the fight(which will be horrendous in all possible outcomes), he will never come out looking as bad or as stupid as you…

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