WBC Prez is Waiting For Mikey Garcia To Make His Decision

By Miguel Rivera

In the coming days, the World Boxing Council is hoping to receive a decision from Mikey Garcia (38-0, 30 KOs) to make up on his mind on what he intends to do in the near future.

Earlier this month, Garcia moved up to the junior welterweight division and won a twelve round decision over Sergey Lipinets to capture the IBF world title. The victory made Garcia a four division world champion.

At the same time, Garcia holds the WBC lightweight world title - but he's yet to make a defense of the belt he captured in January 2017 with a brutal knockout of Dejan Zlaticanin.

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The WBC had ordered Garcia to make a mandatory defense against Jorge Linares.

The Venezuelan veteran holds the WBA's lightweight crown, but he also has the WBC's Diamond title - which grants him a mandatory shot at Garcia's belt.

But that contest fell apart last week, after Linares finalized a deal to defend his WBA belt against Vasyl Lomachenko on May 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

So that leaves Garcia without a mandatory challenger and it also leaves him without a lucrative opponent at 135-pounds.

"Mikey is our lightweight champion, he had 2 fights at super lightweight and he asked for the corresponding permits. The mandatory fight was left by Linares, so we'll see what happens in the coming days.. if Garcia returns [to 135-pounds] or if he decides to stay in another division and vacates the lightweight title," Sulaiman said to ESPN Deportes.

The main option for Garcia at 135 would be a unification with IBF champion Robert Easter, who was recently ordered to make a mandatory defense against Richard Commey in a rematch. The IBF does not allow step-aside agreements, but they do allow a champion to submit a petition to potemtially delay a mandatory if a unification fight comes up.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Gambino on 03-21-2018

The WBC will probably will name Mikey diamond champ and have Linares and Loma fight for the vacant belt. They always try to be involved in every major fight and Loma-Linares isn't the exception.

Comment by DJrabit on 03-21-2018

He should fight Josh Taylor

Comment by Shadoww702 on 03-21-2018

[QUOTE=oscar9992;18590349]Mexican hypejob is afraid to be exposed by much smaller Loma & that's why he ran to 140 division & will run to 147 soon too.[/QUOTE] Didn't Loma lose to a MexiCAN???

Comment by Bronx2245 on 03-21-2018

Plan A: Danny Garcia @ 147, Plan B: Baranchyk @ 140, Plan C: Easter Jr. @ 135. Plan A: If he's serious about WW, DSG is the best fighter ($$$) to test! Plan B: Keeping the IBF 140 title, and…

Comment by oscar9992 on 03-21-2018

Mexican hypejob is afraid to be exposed by much smaller Loma & that's why he ran to 140 division & will run to 147 soon too.

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