Trainer: I Guarantee Mikey Garcia Will Regret Facing Easter!

By Ryan Burton

Last week a media day was held for WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (38-0) in Southern California.  While speaking to reporters, the four-division champion reiterated his desire to face IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.

Before a fight against Spence has any chance of coming to fruition, Garcia must first get past IBF lightweight champion Robert "E-Bunny" (21-0) on Saturday.

Their fight will headline a Showtime tripleheader that takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz will face Razvan Cojanu, and undefeated Mario Barrios takes on Jose Roman.

garcia-easter (11)

Garcia is the big betting favorite but Easter's trainer Kevin Cunningham says that the hometown fighter is in for a big surprise.

"Bunny’s going to be a problem for Mikey big time! Just wait and see," Cunningham told

Cunningham, who also trains Devon Alexander and recently started working with Gervonta Davis and Adrien Broner, believes that Garcia is already looking past his fighter. Easter has not looked as sharp as he used to in his past two fights. 

This will be Cunningham's first fight in Easter's corner and he is confident that Garcia is in for a rude awakening. 

"It’s obvious that team Garcia is over looking Easter. They’re talking about fights with (Vasily) Lomachenko and Spence as if July 28th is going to be a cakewalk. I guarantee that this will be a fight that Mikey wished he never accepted," said Cunningham.

Garcia last fought in March when he outpointed Sergey Lipinets to win the IBF super lightweight title. Easter was last in the ring in January when he squeaked by Javier Fortuna with a split decision victory.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by daggum on 07-17-2018

[QUOTE=slimPickings;18944556]Mikey may be the overwhelming favorite...[B]this fight still has intrigue and danger written all over it. [/B] Kudos to Robert for wanting the fight and Mikey for accepting the challenge. A win for fight fans.[/QUOTE] easter can't punch at all…

Comment by KingWiked on 07-17-2018

Mikey is ALWAYS up for da challenge. Not too long ago, Mikey wanted to challenge Cotto for his belt before Cotto signed to fight Sadam Ali instead. Robert spoke to Mikey about not rushing into these things but i think…

Comment by Ray* on 07-17-2018

Nah, Garcia would take Easter to xmas schooling.

Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 07-17-2018

[QUOTE=Southpawology;18943666]Easter will go back to carrying broners duffle bags after mikey ices him[/QUOTE] He’ll carry that bag while doing that stupid fkin tribal dance again whatever the fuk they call that. It’s this one dumb dance that these new school…

Comment by deanrw on 07-17-2018

Mikey is a B+ level talent. Easter is a C+ level talent

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (28)
Top Headlines Hearn: If Wilder Doesn't Want Joshua - Nothing We Can Do Samuel Clarkson vs. Ryad Merhy in Charleroi, Belgium David Benavidez Back in Action on Spence vs. Garcia Card De La Hoya: I Built Golden Boy, White Had Fertittas To Build UFC Canelo: I'll Return To 160, But We Can Do Fights Between 160-168 Photos: Katie Taylor, Eva Wahlstrom - On Point For Showdown Photos: Tevin Farmer, Francisco Fonseca - Ready For Title Clash Photos: Canelo, Rocky Fielding - Ready For Battle at MSG Canelo-Fielding Weigh-In Results From Madison Square Garden Bradley Skeete Will Now Headline ESPN+ Card From Brentwood Dehydrated Lemieux Hospitalized, Won't Fight Tureano Johnson Brett Yormark Leads New Advisory Board For Haymon Sports Photos: Manny Pacquiao Raising His Intensity Level in Camp News: Jason Welborn, Zachary Ochoa, Bowen-Clark, Yarde, More De La Hoya: This Fight Can Be Very Dangerous For Canelo Mauricio Herrera Aims To "Mentally" Break Sadam Ali Deontay Wilder: I've Had Seven Surgeries on My Arm Charlo: Sooner or Later, Canelo & GGG Have To Answer To Me! Canelo vs. Fielding Nearly Got Derailed By Passport Mix-Up Genesis Servania Would Love Another Crack at Oscar Valdez UK News: Sunny Edwards, Foley vs. Brown, Joseph Roswell Khan Smiles: I Would Have Stopped Kell Brook in Six Rounds One Fight In, Is Canelo's Contract Already Problem For DAZN? Luther Clay Looking to Step Up in Competition in 2019 Vincent Feigenbutz Out of WBO Eliminator For Ramirez Shot? De La Hoya: I Strongly Believe Canelo Will KO Golovkin in Trilogy Video: Hearn Talks Canelo-Jacobs, Joshua, Wilder, Fury, More Video: Canelo Alvarez Sits Down To Discuss Rocky Fielding Clash Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Flores Ready For Battle Charlo, Harrison Support Communities Before Title Clash De La Hoya To White: Let's Get in The Ring on Cinco De Mayo! De La Hoya Concerned With Size Difference in Canelo-Fielding Joshua Throws Water at Tyson Fury's Lineal Champion Claim Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart - Ready For War in Texas Canelo & Fielding Believe They'll Be 5 Or 6 Pounds Apart Canelo Tells Golovkin To Be a Man: Accept That Loss! Joshua: Wilder is More Interested in Fury - He Has NO Titles! Dana White: De La Hoya is a Liar, No Facts - I Want Drug Tests! Photos: Canelo, Fielding - Go Face To Face at Final Presser News: Ray Ximenez, Aslambek Idigov, Ruben Villa, More

Latest Active Forum Threads