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.'