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Mikey Garcia Favors Vasyl Lomachenko if He Faces Jorge Linares

By Ryan Burton

WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia faces Sergey Lipinets on March 10th for the latter's IBF super lightweight title.

The fight will headline a Showtime doubleheader with Rances Barthelemy facing Kiryl Relikh for the vacant WBA super lightweight title opening up the show.

After the fight Garcia has repeatedly said that he wants to move back down to the lightweight division and face WBA champion Jorge Linares and he is also interested in facing WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko who is expected to be moving up in weight.

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While talks to make a potential Lomachenko-Linares fight appear to be at a standstill, Garcia is confident that he can reach an agreement with Golden Boy, who co-promotes Linares along with Teiken Promotions.

"We sat down with Golden Boy and Eric Gomez sometime in November and both Erik Gomez and I - we looked at the financial status and he also recommended that the fight move to May or sometime in the summer. He felt that in January it wouldn't be the best time coming off of the holidays to host a fight like that and that May or June made more sense. If Linares wants to fight and Lomachenko isn't available then the only other name that makes sense is me," Garcia explained.

If Lomachenko-Linares were to actually come to fruition, Garcia agrees that it is a great match up as well.  While he would favor Lomachenko, he believes it would be foolish to count out Linares.

"I think that is actually a good fight also. I think Lomachenko's style is tricky enough with all of the angles and speed and footwork to give anybody trouble but I do like Linares chances because he has the size advantage over Lomachenko and Linares ain't no walk in the park. He ain't gonna quit or throw in the towel. I still feel maybe Lomachenko takes it on a decision but I wouldn't be surprised if Linares pulls off the victory. He has fast hands, great combinations, great experience - he is on top of his game right now. He is really motivated and just on a good high so I like his chances too," Garcia told BoxingScene.com.

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