Mikey Garcia Talks Return, Aims To Unify The Titles


Newly crowned WBO featherweight champion Miguel Angel Garcia (31-0, 26 KOs) is recovering after his recent win against Orlando Salido (39-12-2, 27 KOs) which took place at Madison Square Garden in New York last month. The unbeaten fighter from Oxnard dominated the Mexican veteran, but suffered a broken nose due to an accidental headbutt. The bout ended by technical decision in the eighth round.

“My nose is better now. I had surgery and it’s healing well. During the fight, after the headbutt, it felt a little difficult to breath from one side of my nose. The doctors saw the broken nose and felt it was dangerous to continue with the fracture and decided it was best to stop the fight,” Garcia said to

25-year old “Mikey” plans to be back in the ring late spring and doesn’t rule out a unification in 2013.

“We plan on defending the title in May or June. We want to unify the title soon after. We don’t have any names in mind yet, but my promoter and manager will handle that. My next goal is to unify the title. I want to prove I’m the best featherweight in the world. I think I can move to the super featherweight division in the future, but right now I’m staying here. I fight because I like the competition. I like the challenge. The motivation is my family. I want to better my family and be able to provide for them”.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 02-17-2013

Mikey's has so many options, a unificatin is not even needed...the fans will benefit from his choice...he's always comes 2 fight...good luck 3 him & a speedy recovery...

Comment by SoulByThePound on 02-16-2013

[quote=doninlouisiana] Donaire is just 4 pounds short of Mikey Garcia and should move up and fight him after he dismantles Rigondeaux. [/quote] will not happen ever [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by TX_BOXNG on 02-16-2013

Lol Salido couldnt land ***** on Mikey thats why he used his head lol, Salido is warrior n one of my favorites but he needs to use his fist next time to break his nose just like Mikey did his…

Comment by doninlouisiana on 02-16-2013

Donaire is just 4 pounds short of Mikey Garcia and should move up and fight him after he dismantles Rigondeaux.

Comment by The Big Dunn on 02-16-2013

Keep it up mikey! Just shake the haters off and keep beating asses.

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