By Miguel Rivera

Robert Garcia, brother and head trainer of WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs), says his fighter is looking to have at least two unifications in 2017.

The first would be a summer clash with the winner of the upcoming bout between Terry Flanagan and Petr Petrov, who fight for the World Boxing Organization title. And then in December, Garcia wants to get his hands on WBA champion Jorge Linares - as long as he wins his rematch with Anthony Crolla.

"We're waiting [to see what happens]. Everybody knows that Mikey wants big fights. He says that after two and a half years [of being out of the ring] he lost a lot of time and wants to prove he's the best fighter in the world today. We're waiting for the outcome of Flanagan with Petrov and if we can - fight the winner. If they can reach an agreement, that could happen in July. We hope they can do it," said Robert Garcia to ESPN Deportes.

Garcia saw action in January and demolished undefeated Dejan Zlaticanin in three rounds to capture the WBC lightweight crown.

The World Boxing Council is likely going to order a fight between Garcia and Linares, provided the Venezuelan fighter defeats Crolla. Linares is the WBC's 'champion in recess.'

"After that one fight, the WBC are going to calling for a fight for the end of the year with Jorge Linares," added García, who then confirmed that his brother will remain at 135 pounds for the rest of this year subject to new plans, and then will emerge at 140 pounds.

Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) would love to get a fight with Garcia. The rematch with Crolla takes place on March 25th in Manchester.

"Mikey Garcia, I have a lot of respect for him, he is a great champion. I would love to see that fight happen soon, in the future, this year, next year, it would be an excellent fight that everybody wants. When I get out of this fight [with Crolla], we'll see if there is an agreement to be reached between Golden Boy and him," Garcia said.