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Mikey Garcia Bout Eyed For June, With or Without Gamboa

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten Miguel “Mikey” Garcia is likely to return to action sometime in June, with or without Yuriorkis Gamboa as an opponent, Top Rank matchmaker Bruce Trampler told BoxingScene.com on Saturday night.

The proposed bout between Garcia and Gamboa was penciled to take place on May 17th at the newly renovated Forum in Inglewood, a suburb of Los Angeles.

It looks as though Top Rank will focus its resources to finalize a proposed bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado on that date.

“We’re waiting for HBO on an available TV date,”  said Trampler.

A proposed bout between Garcia and Gamboa has been talked about even Garcia fought and defeated Juan Carlos Burgos on January 25th in New York City. Both have had a war of words on social media, culminating in Gamboa approaching Garcia inside the ring after the Burgos fight.

Garcia’s upcoming bout may be closer to his home of Moreno Valley, CA and his training camp in Oxnard. Garcia has fought his last four fights outside of California, two in Texas and two in New York City.

While a fight near Garcia’s home is favorable and a fight against Gamboa is what a majority of fans want, Trampler is guarded on the latter. Talks are ongoing between the Garcia and Gamboa camps.

“Mikey will fight anyone (and) anywhere,” said Trampler. “The Gamboa fight is what Mikey wants, but you can never tell with him (Gamboa). He has a history of pulling out of fights.”

No word on where Garcia’s fight will take place, but the Stubhub Center in Carson, CA could be a frontrunner amongst the number of Southern California venues.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and he has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. He also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, Knockout Nation, and RingTV. He could be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cleto_Reyes on 02-18-2014

why all the garcia hate? whos the guy that dissapears after someone calls him out? I can tell you guys right now Garcia is in the drivers seat he doesnt need to be begging for a fight with gamboa. Gamboa…

Comment by Respect Power on 02-18-2014

They are really breaking in the " history of pulling out of fights " excuse huh ? Maybe they're subliminally trying to make gamboa do it again if this fight actually gets made . Unfortunately Nothing from Mikey's team suggests…

Comment by LouIE G on 02-18-2014

[QUOTE=damit305;14245854]* Should happen without a doubt but I don't buy much into those figures.[/QUOTE] So you think he deserves more than a mill?cuz i dont think he fights for less then 750 thou...

Comment by LouIE G on 02-18-2014

[QUOTE=Bigg Rigg;14245906][PHP]R[/PHP] You telling me that Mikey told u something is your credentials??? Smh[/QUOTE] You do see one of my belts there right???now show me yours...you say you were a boxer..smh

Comment by LouIE G on 02-18-2014

[QUOTE=damit305;14245854]Well, Casa vs Garcia actually happened, which is the difference. But if you want to fall back on the Rios' shenanigans I'd completely understand. Should happen without a doubt but I don't buy much into those figures.[/QUOTE] Well why do…

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