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.
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.