Mikey Garcia: Loma Would Be Easier Fight, I Want Errol Spence!

WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (38-0, 30 KOs) is days away from the first unification fight of his career.

On Saturday, he collides with undefeated IBF champion Robert Easter (21-0, 14 KOs) in a Showtime televised main event from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

But most of the chatter in the last few weeks has been Garcia's desire to move up to the welterweight division to fight IBF world champion Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KOs).


Garcia has captured world titles at featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight and junior welterweight.

He wants to add a welterweight title to his list of accomplishments.

But there are many observers who view Spence as being too big and too dangerous for Garcia - and they would rather see the four division champion face someone like WBA lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko.

"I want to see the biggest challenge and he happens to be the biggest challenge right now. I think that's a tougher fight for me than a Lomachenko [unification] fight. Lomachenko fight for me would be an easier fight. But if that's not available I'm going to go after the biggest challenge. In order to cement my name and be established and be recognized as the best of this generation, [Spence is] the kind of fight I have to take," Garcia said to The Boxing Beat on ESPN+.

But not everybody shares Garcia's desire to face Spence.

His older brother and head trainer, Robert Garcia, is concerned with Mikey jumping up by two weight divisions to face one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

"He and my dad [Eduardo, also a boxing trainer] both kind of disagree with me," Garcia said. "They don't want to me take it. They suggest I don't take that fight, that I don't pursue that fight. They keep telling me I have not business there. There's nothing for me to do at 147, [that] I'm a lightweight, maybe even super lightweight. 'Why would you want to go to welterweight? There's no need to go to welterweight. Let's get all these fights at lightweight where you're more comfortable, where you're fighting men your size.'

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PanchoGomez on 07-27-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18968156]Hey wanna be "PanchoGomez" the lomo fight is very winnable but Errol is to big & strong for Mickey plus Mickey just won a title so WTF are YOU talking about that he's "always talking and never fighting"?[/QUOTE] and here…

Comment by jmrf4435 on 07-26-2018

HAHAHAHAHAHA he's just moving up constantly so he doesn't have reasons to fight Lomachenko

Comment by MarB on 07-26-2018

[QUOTE=Southpawology;18966641]People in this thread are seriously underestimating mikey[/QUOTE] no my fren we are CONCERNED for him not underestimating him. Do u realize wat he is talking about doing? ok lets say hes outboxing Spence wat do u think will happen…

Comment by FRANKIE420247 on 07-26-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18968143][B]"Lomachenko fight for me would be an easier fight. But if that's not available" [/B]-Mickey Garcia If Mickey can get "schooled" by lomo then why in the world do think bob won't put him in the ring with Mickey?[/QUOTE] Bob…

Comment by sensfulviolence on 07-26-2018

Wait, Mikey is calling out an A-list fighter again? Come to negotiate the fight: "Oh, they want options" "Cant work with that promoter" "Has to be on my network" blah blah blah. Mikey ends up fighting B-list fighter. Rinse. Repeat.…

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