By Phil D. Jay
Miguel Angel ‘Mikey’ Garcia is not letting up in his pursuit of a world title after a successful 2011 in which he scored three impressive victories and a healthy rise up the world featherweight rankings.
The 24 year-old is now ranked number two by the WBC and believes that 2012 will be the year when he finally realises his dream of fighting for and winning a world belt after racking up 27 straight wins since 2006.
“I did have a good year with all three wins coming by stoppages but I think 2012 will be the year that I get a title shot,” Garcia told World Boxing News.
“If I get awarded any recognition this year for my efforts that would be great, but I would like nothing more than to get my title shot.
“It doesn’t matter which of the champions grant me the shot as long as it’s for a world title and I think that by end of next year, I will be rated as the best featherweight in the world.”
Garcia may only be only fight away from a chance to claim the WBC title with champion Jhonny Gonzalez set to meet former title holder Elio Rojas in March and Garcia could be in line to meet the winner.
Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net.