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Mikey Garcia Targets a Major Championship Belt in 2012

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.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HeroBando on 12-25-2011

[QUOTE=bigcursedawg;11601420]You should watch the fight, it was pretty entertaining. Salido got reckless and was caught with a good left hook that really hurt him but he weather the storm and came back strong. IMO Salido stops Lopez again. Garcia has…

Comment by bigcursedawg on 12-25-2011

[QUOTE=HeroBando;11601372]Agree, except that Salido might not be so tough for Mikey just based on that last fight. I haven't seen the fight, but wonder if years of walking through punches finally caught up with him.[/QUOTE] You should watch the fight,…

Comment by HeroBando on 12-25-2011

[QUOTE=bigcursedawg;11601301]Garcia is good, but Gamboa and Salido will be tough for him IMO. John is irrelevant because he wouldn't ever step in the ring with Gamboa, Garcia, Salido, or Lopez. I think Garcia should fight the winner of Salido Lopez…

Comment by bigcursedawg on 12-25-2011

[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto;11601184]On any given night, I think he can beat all four champions. John: he's a champion by robbery (against Marquez) who went life and death against Juarez; Salido: he's tough but limited, Gonzalez: solid skills but no chin; Dibb:…

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 12-25-2011

I smell a 2012 Fighter of The Year coming up:boxing:

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