Frank Warren: Flanagan Has No Issue Facing Mikey Garcia in U.S.

By Frank Warren, courtesy of The Daily Star

MIKEY GARCIA is one of the best fighters on the planet and will bid to become a four-weight world champion on Saturday night.
The unbeaten American takes on Sergey Lipinets for the IBF light-welterweight title and it could be explosive.

But I expect Garcia to come through and further cement his place as one of the top boxers around.


Garcia has won belts at featherweight, super-featherweight and lightweight on what has been a remarkable journey.

The feat is made all the more impressive by the fact he has had a year out of the ring while in dispute over his promotional contracts.

He is supremely talented and it will take a top fighter to beat him.

But we have just the man in our stable though if he wants to have a big light-welterweight unification later this year. 

Terry Flanagan is bidding to become the WBO champion when he takes on American Maurice Hooker on April 14 at the O2.

And if he comes through that then he will be more than willing to take on Garcia in America or in the UK.

We still haven’t seen the best of Flanagan but I firmly believe the better the opposition, the better he fights.

And it doesn’t get much better than Garcia.

There will be no fear of Flanagan not wanting the fight either – he will take on anyone.

The light-welterweight division could be a very exciting one over the next couple of years.

US star Terence Crawford may have moved up but there are still plenty of big names with more to come.

It won’t be long until lightweight king Jorge Linares steps up and WBO super-featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will keep rising up the divisions.

There could be some special fights to come over the next few months.

Garcia v Lipinets is live and exclusive on BoxNation from 2.30am on Sunday.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 285Kid on 03-10-2018

Ok then but both those guys are not champion at 140 yet

Comment by The Smash on 03-10-2018

Warren taking us for fools, here. He wouldn't even fight Crolla, FFS.

Comment by ceylon mooney on 03-10-2018

hooker not so good. i expect a dominant flannigan.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Byfield Confident of Stopping Cheeseman in One-Sided Fight Canelo: Fielding Will Be Bigger, Stronger Than Me - This is a Risk Pacquiao Says Broner Fight is "90%" Likely To Push Through Canelo: If the People Want Third Golovkin Fight, We'll Make It Photos: Scott Quigg, Kid Galahad, Daniyar Yeleussinov - Workouts Photos: Katie Taylor Putting in Work For Serrano Defense Canelo To Mayweather: Stop Hurting Boxing - Fight Me! Photos: Tevin Farmer, James Tennyson - Putting in Work Photos: Demetrius Andrade Grinds For Kautondokwa Clash Photos: Jason Quigley, Freddy Hernandez - Ready For Battle Chocolatito, Cecilia Braekhus To Return on HBO, December 8 Photos: Rob Brant Showing Off His Moves at Top Rank Gym Photos: Ryota Murata Putting in Work For Rob Brant Video: Bob Arum Reacts To Canelo's Deal With DAZN Golovkin Promoter Will Be Ringside For Murata vs. Brant Clash Hearn on Canelo-DAZN: The Whole Game is About To Change Canelo-Fielding Contracts: Rehydration Clause, 2nd-Day Weigh-In Video: Rocky Fielding Discusses Showdown With Canelo Video: Canelo Talks Fielding Fight at 168, MSG, DAZN, More Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Canelo/DAZN, Joshua, DAZN Future DAZN Exec: De La Hoya The Most Important Figure in PPV History Badou Jack's Ripper Nutrition is Expanding Out To Asian Market Photos: Canelo, Golden Boy Announce Major Deal With DAZN Photos: Canelo, Rocky Fielding - Go Face To Face in NYC Andrey Fedosov Now Looking For Much Bigger Fights Golden Boy Prez: We Signed With The Leader of Sports Streaming! Josh Taylor: There is No Way That Anyone Beats Me at The Hydro Hearn: Canelo/DAZN Deal Will End PPV Boxing In the United States Dorticos on Masternak: I See a Man With KO Written on His Face Dogboe vs. Navarrete Set Down For Lomachenko-Pedraza Manny Pacquiao: Adrien Broner Fight is Next, January 12 or 19 Mayweather Believes He Can Get $200M Guarantee For Khabib Scott Harrison Begins His Comeback on December 8 Canelo, Oscar De La Hoya, DAZN Discuss New Mega-Deal Jessie Vargas Hopes To Return To The Ring By March Tevin Farmer: The Gervonta Davis Fight Won't Make Or Break Me Luis Ortiz Manager on Possible Hearn Deal, Status of Return Kautondokwa Warns: Andrade is Facing a Real Executioner! Sugar Ray Leonard: Joshua-Wilder is a Fight Made in Heaven Bradley Skeete Reacts To Talk of Gary Corcoran Clash

Latest Active Forum Threads