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Mikey Garcia: I'm at More of a Disadvantage at 140

This coming Saturday night, Mikey Garcia (38-0, 30 KOs) will collide with Robert Easter (21-0, 14 KOs) in an IBF, WBC lightweight unification at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Showtime will televise the contest as the headline bout of a tripleheader.

This will be Garcia's first bout at the lightweight limit of 135-pounds since January of 2017.

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His last two fights took place at the junior welterweight limit of 140 - with solid decision wins  over Adrien Broner and Sergey Lipinets.

Garcia has had no issues with getting back down to lightweight.

"Yes, I'm comfortable. We had, like I said, a long camp with nine weeks. And the right eating, the right diet allows me to be able to fluctuate in weight and come back down to 135. I feel strong. I feel fast. I feel very healthy," Garcia said.

Garcia feels that his speed and power is there at 135 or 140 - but he feels that he's at less of a disadvantage when competing at 135.

At 140, he has to fight with opponents who are naturally bigger and rehydrate very heavy on fight night.
 
"Well, I feel comfortable at both divisions. I feel fast and strong in either division. But I do feel that I'm at a disadvantage when I'm fighting at super lightweight, 140 pounds. Those guys are naturally bigger and carry more weight. But I feel the same as far as my abilities go. And that's why I'm able to fight in both divisions because I feel fast and strong in either one," Garcia said.

"Fighting at lightweight, I think it's more of an even category, weight class. Even though my opponent this time around is a lot taller and has a lot of reach, we weigh the same. I don't feel that that's going to be any factor, when it comes to fight night. But I feel comfortable really. I honestly do feel comfortable in both divisions."

Garcia has recently stated that he plans to move up to the welterweight limit of 147 in the near future - and he wants a fight with IBF champion Errol Spence.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WesternChamp on 07-24-2018

but you said you wanted spence after this????

Comment by FrankieClutch on 07-24-2018

[QUOTE=Bjl12;18962583]Tall, rangey guy who is undefeated and hungry...against a close-to-mainstream fighter who is openly talking about his "next" opponent. Yeah, cant see any scenario at all...[/QUOTE] When have we ever seen Easter use his length? He consistently fights from mid…

Comment by Bjl12 on 07-23-2018

[QUOTE=FrankieClutch;18961921]I can't see a scenario in which Mikey DOESN'T dominate Easter[/QUOTE] Tall, rangey guy who is undefeated and hungry...against a close-to-mainstream fighter who is openly talking about his "next" opponent. Yeah, cant see any scenario at all...

Comment by batista84 on 07-23-2018

Contradicting himself, if he feels at a disadvantage at 140 then why even mentioning Spence. Not only that, Errol is a big welter.

Comment by buddyr on 07-23-2018

[QUOTE=BoxingIsGreat;18960534]Then why geven mention Spence, bro?[/QUOTE] To keep his name out there. U know he doesn’t want to fight Spence but saying it keeps people talking about him. Spence would murder him.

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