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Robert Garcia Prefers Mikey Face Lomachenko, Talks Spence

By Steve Kim

So what is the current status of the proposed bout between IBF welterweight titlist Errol Spence and unified lightweight champion,Mikey Garcia?

Robert Garcia, who is Mikey's older brother and co-trainer, told BoxingScene.com - "As of right now Mikey's still looking forward to that fight and looking into that fight. To my understanding, it may not happen this year so that's probably something that will benefit us in training for that fight.

"It gives us a little more time, maybe one fight before that, maybe two fights before that. That's probably the ideal thing. As of right now we don't know exactly what's going to happen next year for Mikey. We know what he was pushing for that Errol Spence fight but I don't think it'll happen this year so that kind of works in our favor."

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Back on July 28th, Garcia out-pointed Robert Easter to add the IBF belt to go along with his WBC 135-pound title to his collection. The other marquee lightweight is WBA belt-holder, Vasyl Lomachenko, who is scheduled to face WBO titilst Jose Pedraza in December.

This is the fight Garcia prefers for his younger brother.

"Oh definitely, I've always said that would be my first choice, Lomachenko," said Garcia on Thursday during a media gathering for next week's bout between Jose Ramirez and Antonio  Orozco.

"He's a lightweight, Mikey's a lightweight right now and Lomachenko's pound-for-pound one of the best - if not the best - so that's the ideal fight to make.

"Plus, it's a huge fight. People in boxing ad people that don't know much about boxing still would be excited about the fight because everybody knows who Mikey is and everybody obviously knows who Lomachenko is because of all that he does in the ring. Everybody is talking about him. It would probably be the biggest fight for Mikey."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

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