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Robert Garcia: I Want Mikey-Loma, But Spence is Easier To Make

By Miguel Rivera

Robert Garcia, the head trainer and older brother of IBF, WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs), would love to see his brother in a unification with WBA champion Vasiliy Lomachenko.

Mikey is hoping to move up by two weight division, to the welterweight limit of 147-pounds, to challenge IBF world champion Errol Spence.

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

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But Robert would rather see his brother take on other opponents - with Lomachenko being at the top of that list.

The fight Lomachenko is very difficult to make, because the two-time Olympic gold medal winner fights exclusively on ESPN - while Mikey is aligned with Showtime. Regardless of the money involved, Lomachenko is not fighting on a network outside of ESPN.

And the fight that Mikey likes is a clash with current WBA "regular" welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

There have been some discussions with Pacquiao's team, and the fight could be a lot easier to make since the Filipino star is promotional free agent and not tied to any network.

Robert does admit that a clash with Spence is the easiest to make of the three. Spence fights on Showtime - and both he and Garcia have a working relationship with powerful adviser Al Haymon.

"I would like Lomachenko first, it's a very big fight, he's regarded as one of the best in the world, very smart, fast, calculating and difficult and it was a good challenge for Mikey in Lightweight, that was the ideal fight for me," Robert Garcia told ESPN Deportes.

"After that, it's Manny Pacquiao. There are possibilities of that fight right now, now that he's free of his contract. And then there is Spence, but I think the easiest fight to do is with Spence... the two work with Al Haymon, they have the support of Showtime and it's probably the one we will see."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bluebird on 09-13-2018

[QUOTE=RGJTMMRDCMJRJSM;19089412]I think the max amount Top Rank can offer their main fighters is between $3-4 million per fight without PPV. That $10 million was pooled with the help of the local Australian government (no ppv) That $20million was also pooled…

Comment by RGJTMMRDCMJRJSM on 09-11-2018

[QUOTE=Bluebird;19089307]The last time he fought in America, he was still under Arum and he only paid Pac $4 million. When he fought Horn in Australia, he was still under Arum and he was just paid $10 million. When he dumped…

Comment by Bluebird on 09-11-2018

[QUOTE=bluebeam;19077657]nobody gave a damn about neither one of those fights in case you didnt notice. its not a coincidence that pacquiao no longer fights where he became a star and a millionaire. you dudes can keep pretending, but its a…

Comment by bluebeam on 09-07-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19077670]I can't do that! After all, I was quoting Bob Arum! You never know with Arum![/QUOTE] True!!!!!!!!

Comment by Bronx2245 on 09-07-2018

[QUOTE=bluebeam;19077662]Bet all your points pac next fight wont be in america[/QUOTE]I can't do that! After all, I was quoting Bob Arum! You never know with Arum!

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