Mikey Garcia on Spence: I Am a Man of Challenges, I Want This

As previously reported on, Mikey García arrived in Mexico City on Monday - pursuant to an invitation by the World Boxing Council (WBC), to participate in the traditional Tuesday Coffee, where he will be honored by the president of the organization, Mauricio Sulaimán. (photos by Alma Montiel).

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Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs), the WBC and IBF lightweight champion, arrived in the midst of a club of supporters who warmly welcomed him at the Mexico City International Airport. Garcia defeated Robert Easter Jr. on July 28 and unified titles of the WBC and the International Boxing Federation.

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It will be this Tuesday when he receives the belt that accredits him as lightweight champion of the green and gold sanctioning body.

"I am very happy for this surprise and great reception, I am more than willing to move forward, and I am also happy because I will have the belt that will be given to me by Mauricio Sulaimán as champion of my division," Garcia said.

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The American boxer with Mexican ancestry, aims to rise up in weight by two divisions, to welterweight, to face IBF world champion Errol Spence.

"I have in mind to change my weight and go from lightweight to welterweight, because I know I can get good fights in that division, and for that I would like to talk to Mr. Sulaiman. My corner is telling me that we can still do other fights at lightweight but I am a man of challenges and I want to have this great challenge and get ahead of this," Garcia said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TonyGe on 08-30-2018

[QUOTE=wrecksracer;19055681]I think Duran had a couple of fights at 147 before he fought Leonard. Credit to Garcia for taking a huge challenge. I'm not sure it's the right move for him, but it's his career.[/QUOTE] Yeah he did take two…

Comment by Steven Mccowan on 08-30-2018

[QUOTE=filup79;19061085]Mikey isn't a draw? 400 or 600k views doesn't bring in money to Showtime. The Staples Center was packed for Mikey's last fight against Easter and had more than 10k for his Lipnets fight in San Antonio. Compare that to…

Comment by filup79 on 08-30-2018

[QUOTE=Steven Mccowan;19060800]Wow. Ummm...mikey is not a draw. I mean wasnt there 400 k ppl that watched him,and easter? It was close to that. Maybe 500k. Maybe. I believe loma want to and can force bigger fights for himself. I believe…

Comment by Steven Mccowan on 08-30-2018

[QUOTE=filup79;19060573]Linares nor Rigo are not even close to Mikey when it comes selling tickets. Both those guys agreed to Arums demands, cause even though they might top fighters, they don't bring in money nor do they command big paydays. Neither…

Comment by filup79 on 08-30-2018

[QUOTE=Steven Mccowan;19060198]Well look at his last fight with linares. Not in house. Rigo not in house. (Remember rigo kept calling out loma, and before the,fight rigo fans said he woild break lomas face) the in house thing is a myth.…

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