By Miguel Rivera
WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) is ready and willing to have a unification with WBO champion Terry Flanagan (33-0, 13 KOs) of the UK.
Earlier this month, Flanagan retained his title with a hard-fought decision over Petr Petrov.
Flanagan has a mandatory defense in front of him, against Felix Verdejo of Puerto Rico, but there is some confusion on whether or not the Puerto Rican contender is willing to fight Flanagan next. A unification with Garcia could trump a mandatory defense if approved by the WBO.
Garcia is also interested in a fight at junior welterweight, with newest sensation at the weight - IBF, IBO, WBA world champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs).
Last week, Indongo traveled to Scotland and dominated veteran Ricky Burns over twelve rounds to add the WBA title to his IBO, IBF belts.
Indongo has a mandatory defense due, under the IBF, to undefeated Sergey Lipinets. If he attempts to face anyone else, he will get stripped of the title.
"I want to fight in July, I had been told it would happen in June but it seems that everything is covered, so in July it's a good date. You know that I fight with whoever is available, but you also know that I want big fights. I don't have a problem with facing whoever they tell me... Jorge Linares, Vasyl Lomachenko, Terry Flanagan," said Garcia to ESPN Deportes.
"I do not have a promoter, but I do have people who have treated me very well and supported me like Showtime, like Al Haymon, Richard Schaefer, and even Lou DiBella. I asked them to help me with two things, one of them is to fight Flanagan, whether it's in the United States or England - or we can bring Indongo to the United States... it would be a great challenge to fight a unified champion at 140 pounds."