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Mikey Garcia: Arum is NOT Going To Allow Lomachenko Fight!

By Miguel Rivera

WBC, IBF lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) explained that he's not wasting his time with pursuing a potential fight against WBA champion Vasyl Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) - because the two-time Olympic gold medal winner's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, will never allow it to happen.

Garcia had been promoted by Arum for most of his career - but they had a falling out in 2014.

Garcia filed a lawsuit to break away from Top Rank and the legal battle lasted for two years before they reached an agreement in 2016 to go their separate ways.

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The main issue in making Garcia vs. Lomachenko appears to be the network affiliations.

Garcia is tied to Showtime and Lomachenko is tied to ESPN.

Arum has already stated that unless Garcia wants to fight on ESPN and accept the monetary offer on the table - the fight will not happen.

Because of that, Garcia has called IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence as his "option A" - and he has no problem with moving up by two weight divisions.

That fight would be a lot easier to make, because they both fight on Showtime and both have business dealings with adviser Al Haymon.

Garcia would rather not waste his time with Arum.

"Yes there is option B, but things may get complicated. I'm interested in Lomachenko, and at lightweight there is no other opponent more attractive than him, but I have not heard Bob Arum say they want to fight with me. Bob is not going to allow this fight, and why should I waste my time. But if they are interested, let them talk to me," Garcia said to ESPN Deportes.

Danger is no hurdle, as Garcia has embraced the idea of facing Spence.

"He beat Brook, Lamont Peterson. He has technique, defense, stature, he's left-handed, strong, dangerous, he's a young champion.. maybe he does not have the trajectory but he has the qualities," Garcia said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KillaMane26 on 08-03-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18990813]If that were the case then he would put his fighters in here with the rest of the wolves. Guess NOT.[/QUOTE] HuH....Im only talking about his ass. I mean dude fought Gary Russell Jr. within 3 fights. Arum knows Loma…

Comment by Noelanthony on 08-03-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18990921]This Twinky cris making up lies. I never said those things. I called him out but he refused, that's why he wants to block me. I told him I would pick him up at the airport, let him get settled…

Comment by j.razor on 08-03-2018

[QUOTE=GhostofDempsey;18991041]Mikey would rather lose to Spence so he can say he lost to a guy who was two weight classes heavier and a dangerous puncher. He can take that loss with honor and still be marketable in lower weight classes.…

Comment by filup79 on 08-03-2018

[QUOTE=GhostofDempsey;18991041]Mikey would rather lose to Spence so he can say he lost to a guy who was two weight classes heavier and a dangerous puncher. He can take that loss with honor and still be marketable in lower weight classes.…

Comment by GhostofDempsey on 08-03-2018

Mikey would rather lose to Spence so he can say he lost to a guy who was two weight classes heavier and a dangerous puncher. He can take that loss with honor and still be marketable in lower weight classes.…

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