Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mikey Garcia: If Top Rank Makes Fair Deal, I'll Face Lomachenko

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former two division world champion Mikey Garcia (35-0, 29 KOs) waged a two-year legal battle with former promoter Top Rank - while he attempted to break his contractual agreement with them.

Garcia and Top Rank were able to reach a settlement earlier this year and went their separate ways.

On January 28th, Garcia will get the opportunity to get right back in the mix with the best fighters in the world when he faces undefeated WBC lightweight champion Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0, 15 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The bout will be the Showtime televised co-feature to the featherweight rematch between Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz.

mikey-garcia (4)_3

Garcia, while having his last two fights on the undercards of Premier Boxing Champions events, is still a promotional free agent.

“I know eventually I’m going to need a partner to get the big fights that I want,” Garcia said to the Las Vegas Review Journal. “I just want a fair deal. After this fight in January, if things go right, I’ll be the WBC lightweight champion as a free agent. The offers are going to be endless.

“I like how Showtime has handled things for me along with the relationship we have built with Mr. Haymon, who also has shown a lot of interest in working with me and he already helped me with these two fights. They have been a big help in this come back for me. I just want to keep my options open.”

Just because of the legal war with Top Rank - Garcia does not rule out the possibility of a showdown with some of their stars - including WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 4KOs).

“If Top Rank wants to make a fair deal with me then sure I’ll fight one of their guys,” Garcia said. “If Lomachenko wants to come to 135, I’ll be very interested. Same thing for Crawford if he’s still there when I decide to go up to 140. This is business and Top Rank needs to understand that.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KeyboardWarrior on 12-08-2016

Zlaticanin is next... Mikey better not take him lightly

Comment by KeyboardWarrior on 12-08-2016

[QUOTE=Nay_Sayer;17261480]Garcia is no Nicolas Walters...[/QUOTE] When the going got tough vs Salido did Mikey Garcia persevere?

Comment by Red Skull on 12-08-2016

[QUOTE=MEXfistology;17260785]Bob arum will offer Mikey peanuts so Mikey doesn't take the fight and then he will come out saying to the media he offered him millions just to protect his rising star[/QUOTE] If he offers Mikey withing a 1 to…

Comment by Red Skull on 12-08-2016

Wouldn't this fight require Mikey going down a weight class and Lomachenko moving up yet another weight class? Pretty sure they're separated by two weight classes, it's a dream fight to have but I'd say both men should stay very…

Comment by Kigali on 12-08-2016

[QUOTE=MEXfistology;17260785][B]Bob arum will offer Mikey peanuts so Mikey doesn't take the fight and then he will come out saying to the media he offered him millions just to protect his rising star[/B][/QUOTE] That's Arum's favorite move.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (46)
Top Headlines Photos: Nico Hernandez Ready For Hometown Clash Top Rank VP: Arriaza is Measuring Stick Bout For Kavaliauskas Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias - Get Tense at Weigh-In Photos: Brandon Rios, Ramon Alvarez - Ready For War in Kansas Photos: Claressa Shields, Hannah Rankin - Trade Heated Words Photos: Jarrell Miller, Bogdan Dinu - Ready For Battle in Kansas Chocolatito Reveals Offer For Yafai, Wants Sor Rungvisai Trilogy Jarrell Miller Weighs In At 315¼ Pounds, 78 More Than Dinu Frankie Gavin Very Overweight For Kerman Lejarraga Clash John Molina Expects an All-Out With Omar Figueroa Cristofer Rosales vs. Charlie Edwards on Whyte-Chisora Card Alicia Napoleon To Defend WBA World Title in February Arum: Saucedo Showed 'Huge Balls' In 4th Round Versus Lenny Z Anthony Fowler To Box On Kell Brook-Michael Zerafa Gabe Rosado Aims To Beat Down Arias, Prevent 'Running' Tactics David Price vs. Tom Little Set, December 22 At O2 Arena Frampton Warns Warrington About Using Any Dirty Tactics Abimael Ortiz, Alfredo Santiago, Jonathan Lopez Back on Dec. 1 Oscar Rivas Aims To Be Impressive on Stevenson-Gvozdyk Card Wilder: Hearn Treated Ortiz Like Clown, All Unfulfilled Promises Danny Garcia Wants Revenge Fights With Thurman, Porter Frampton Willing To Return To U.S. For Leo Santa Cruz Trilogy Joseph Parker: You Will See More Power in The Flores Fight Dubois vs. Gorman Among The Fights Ordered By BBBofC Brandon Rios vs. Josh Kelly Could Happen, Says Eddie Hearn Petar Milas Returns To Action on December 8 in Zagreb Mayweather vs. Nasukawa: Rizin CEO Confirms Fight is Back On Broadcast Team For PBC on FOX Shows Will Look Familiar UK News: Sean Dodd, Shaquille Day, Lewis Crocker, Benson Saucedo Seeks World Title in Hometown After Epic Performance Wilder: 12/1 Winner is The Best - Joshua Can't Beat Me, Fury, Ortiz! Diego De La Hoya Faints While Training To Make Weight, Fight Off Caleb Truax Very Motivated For Peter Quillin Crossroads Bout Michael Dutchover Aims To Clinch a Big Birthday Win Wilder: If Fury Can't Be Beat, Why The F*** Did He Hire Roach? Photos: Jaron Ennis, Raymond Serrano - Ready For ShoBox Clash Photos: Claressa Shields, Hannah Rankin - Size Up at Presser Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias - Face To Face, Final Presser Photos: Brandon Rios, Ramon Alvarez - Face To Face, Final Presser Vikas Krishan, Top Rank Promotional Pact Made Official
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement