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Golden Boy Prez To Mikey Garcia: Fight Linares - No Extra Options!

Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez has set a strong message in the direct of former three division world champion Mikey Garcia.

Gomez wants Garcia to fight Jorge Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) in a unification - and he wants to make a deal as soon as possible.

Garcia holds the WBC lightweight title, while Linares is the WBA's champion.

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Because Linares also holds the WBC's "Diamond" title at 135-pounds - he is the mandatory challenger to Garcia.

At their recent annual convention, the World Boxing Council ordered Linares and Garcia to fight each other - but the sanctioning body never set any deadlines for a deal to get reached.

Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) was in brief talks with Golden Boy Promotions to fight WBO junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto in December. Garcia rejected their proposal, because he refused to bind himself to a multi-fight promotional contract with Golden Boy.

According to Gomez, he is willing to make the fight with Linares happen right now - and there is no need for any promotional options and any type of contractual language that would bind Garcia to Golden Boy.

"Mikey Garcia, if you are serious about wanting to fight Jorge Linares - call me. No options, no extra fights. Straight up, no excuses," stated Gomez.

Garcia responded back - "No need to put it out [in] public. You also have my number, I'll call you later bro."

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Garcia was hoping to fight for a third time in 2017, but that's not going to happen.

The television schedule has already become very packed until the remainder of the year. Garcia's next fight is being targeted for January 27, according to a team source who spoke with ESPN Deportes.

Garcia started the year off strong in January, by winning the World Boxing Council lightweight title to become a three division champion with a brutal third round knockout of Montenegrin Dejan Zlaticanin at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

In July, Garcia moved up to the junior welterweight limit of 140 pounds and dominated former four division world champion Adrien Broner over twelve rounds at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Linares was in action last month, when he won a twelve round split decision over Olympic gold medal winner Luke Campbell.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HURTFEELINGS on 10-30-2017

Why???When Garcia has much BIGGER fights:poke: If he wants to fight at 135 he can just get Lomo or move up 140 and fight Crawford, or go to 147 with even more names and lucrative fights.:boxing:

Comment by soul_survivor on 10-30-2017

Well lets make it happen...but isnt Mikey with Haymon? How is this deal going to work?

Comment by MDPopescu on 10-30-2017

... do the GBP fighters face Haymon's ones?... since when?

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 10-30-2017

[QUOTE=jjsmyth87;18170964]When Golden Boy offered him the Cotto fight who went public after? Garcia that's who.[/QUOTE] Garcia only went public AFTER Golden Boy leaked to the press that he "turned down" the fight. Forcing Garcia to go public that he didn't…

Comment by Don Mac on 10-30-2017

GBP will try to stitch Mikey up.. and he knows it. Mikey is a good businessman tho. Switched on and no mug.

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