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.