Mikey Garcia: 147 Jump, Errol Spence Title Fight is Still The Plan

By Miguel Rivera

WBC, IBF lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) has hit Mexico for a planned ceremony where he will receive a new belt from Mauricio Sulaiman, who is the President of the World Boxing Council.

Back in July, Garcia dominated undefeated Robert Easter to secure a twelve round decision and in the process he unified the IBF, WBC world titles.

"It was a great victory against Easter, it's a championship that every boxer wants to have and I've already taken it. It's something very big in my career, and I hope to keep doing more things," Garcia told Michel Cruz.


And Garcia makes it clear that his plan is still to move forward with a jump in weight to 147-pounds, to face IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence.

"That's the plan, we're looking at what options we have available, the dates that are remaining, my plan is to go up the division and look for a fifth championship," Garcia said.

Garcia says he is not worried about the possibility of diminishing his power with a move in weight by twelve pounds.

"I feel equally as strong [at higher weights] and maybe at the higher weight the same punch won't feel the same, but you do not win fights with only force, there's more attributes like speed and intelligence, and I think that's going to help me win those fights," Garcia added.   

"We have to see what options are available and what dates are left at the end of the year, but the plan is to go up to the welterweight division to pursue a fifth division title with Errol."

Garcia has captured world titles at featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight and junior welterweight. At 140-pounds, he defeated four division champion Adrien Broner and undefeated Sergey Lipinets. He made a decision to drop the IBF's 140 title, after beating Lipinets, for a return to 135 to unify with Easter.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shontae De'marc on 08-28-2018

[quote=corelone;19055149]what ladies? You don't know any ladies. You play with yourself just like you act like a tough guy on your computer. Go get a real woman and quit jacking off.[/quote] #triggered

Comment by markther on 08-28-2018

We (boxing fans) get it Mikey and we respect your heart and competitive fire. But PLEASE get 1 or 2 welterweight fights under your belt first to at least see if you can hurt a welterweight. Because if your power…

Comment by Joe Beamish on 08-28-2018

Less talk. More do. Make the fight already.

Comment by KingWiked on 08-28-2018

Man, i like both but making a 2 division jump is dangerous in itself. Remember, Spence trains with 2 BIGGER guys in da Charlo brothers so Spence is ready to clean out his division & move up to 154, he's…

Comment by Fangedgrowl on 08-28-2018

[QUOTE=FrankieClutch;19055161]If Mikey's plan is to go to 147 to fight Errol, he should take a fight at 147 first to see how he feels at WW. I'm still very opposed to the fight, but it sounds like it's going to…

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