Mikey Garcia: I'd Fight Loma, But I've Heard Nothing From Them

WBC, IBF lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) explained that while he's certainly willing to face WBA champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) in a unification - nobody has contacted him about the fight.

Lomachenko is promoted by Top Rank, who promoted the majority of Garcia's career.

To break his promotional agreement, Garcia waged a two year legal war with Top Rank - before both sides reached an agreement to go in their separate ways.


For Lomachenko, he is scheduled to return to the ring on December 1.

The opponent is likely going to be newly crowned WBO lightweight champion Jose Pedraza, who captured the title last month from Ray Beltran.

Pedraza, like Lomachenko, is promoted by Top Rank.

"It seems that the plans with his promoter are to face Pedraza in a unification. I have not heard anything from them. I'm ready to face whoever it is. [Lomachenko] is the fight I want at lightweight, and there's no better fight than Garcia-Lomachenko [at 135]," Garcia said.

Back in July, Garcia dominated undefeated Robert Easter to unify the IBF, WBC world titles.

With no option to face Lomachenko, Garcia has been discussing the possibility of taking a major risk by moving up by two weight divisions to face IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence.

Garcia wants a fifth divisional titles - after winning the IBF title at junior welterweight at the start of the year with a decision win over Sergey Lipinets.

Spence would be a huge favorite in the contest, but Garcia is not intimidated away from the opportunity.

There is no guarantee of Garcia-Spence taking place by the end of the year - with the first quarter of 2019 looking more likely.

"We have to see what options are available and what dates are left at the end of the year, the plan is to go up to the welterweight to seek a fifth divisional title with Errol," said Garcia.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by deanrw on 09-08-2018

[QUOTE=Reloaded;19071367]So youre say Arum cant call him ?[/QUOTE] Arum already did call him, like 2 days after the Linares fight. Robert Garcia already said so. Mikey was in Hawaii. After that the severity of the injury of Loma's shoulder came…

Comment by HURTFEELINGS on 09-08-2018

[QUOTE=Reloaded;19071367]So youre say Arum cant call him ?[/QUOTE] REMEMBER WHEN ARUM SAID HE DIDNT KNOW HOW TO CONTACT FLOYD TO MAKE THE PAC FIGHT? TR's office is located in Las Vegas, guess where floyd calls home? get stadium built.... Yesterday…

Comment by champion4ever on 09-05-2018

[QUOTE=Catrin;19070870]yes bob also said " we can make mikey an offer and if he refuses offer is off the table" you know Bob hates mikey and the offer would be so low that mikey would reject it! Bob might be…

Comment by Vlad_ on 09-04-2018

Wasn't he running after spence just recently? I thought he moved on from the Loma fight. Loma is coming back from an operation anyway so he will need one or two fights to test his shoulder.

Comment by 4truth on 09-04-2018

I don't think Garcia is on the top of Loma's concerns list, nor should he be. If Loma goes out against Pedraza and dislocates his shoulder again that might well be the end of his career.

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