Mikey Garcia: My Main Target, Focus and No. 1 Goal is Spence!

WBC, IBF lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) is still very much focused on jumping two weight divisions, to 147-pounds, for a potential showdown with IBF welterweight king Errol Spence.

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

He picked up the IBF's title earlier this year with a twelve round decision over Sergey Lipinets, and then moved back down to 135-pounds to dominate Robert Easter on route to a unification win to join the WBC, IBF belts.


Garcia has several directions in his path.

He could wait out for the winner of the WBA, WBO unification between Vasyl Lomachenko and Jose Pedraza, which takes place in December. There is a possible mandatory fight with Richard Commey, and several other options are out there at 135 and 140pounds.

But the main goal for Garcia, is a fifth divisional title and to overthrow the most feared fighter in the weight class.

“My main target, focus and No. 1 goal right now is getting a fight with Errol Spence,” said Garcia, 30, said to Premier Boxing Champions.

“If Errol for some reason is unavailable, then I’ll see what options are available. But I’m still focused solely on getting an Errol Spence fight. Nothing else excites me other than that one, so we’re working on that.”

A fight with Spence is the easiest to make, because they both fight on Showtime and work with powerful adviser Al Haymon.

Spence has seen action twice in 2018 and he wants to defend his title for a third time before the year is out. He started off the year with a stoppage victory over Lamont Peterstion and then months later he blew away mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo in a single round.

Spence and Garcia would like to fight each other in December, but that is likely not going to happen.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pillowfists98 on 09-22-2018

Mikey is a namedropper who has carefully avoided fights he thinks he might lose.

Comment by Califire209 on 09-22-2018

[QUOTE=Ogecca MaMa;19124571]Well how about you find a post where I said he will duck Easter Jr? besides talking **** on these boards, anything else yoy ******s can do well here?[/QUOTE] Real talk I'm not disrespecting so show me some respect..…

Comment by Ogecca MaMa on 09-21-2018

[QUOTE=Califire209;19122167]You belong to the same group of Fanboy that said Mikey was ducking Easter Jr. Name another fighter that he talked about fighting other than Loma who he hit up face to face[/QUOTE] Well how about you find a post…

Comment by Califire209 on 09-21-2018

[QUOTE=chrisJS;19124210]Linares was to be a one fight deal. He passed up a huge opportunity to beat the #1 lightweight in the world.[/QUOTE] Yeah Gomez changed his tune after Mikey decided to go elsewhere by then he was already deep in…

Comment by chrisJS on 09-21-2018

[QUOTE=Califire209;19124175]I'm going to have to read more information on Gamboa so I'm not gona discredit. But check it out, do your research Golden Boy wanted him to sign a multi-fight contract to Fight Linares or Cotto. Mikey being an independent…

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