Mikey: There’s still a lot more of Mikey Garcia left

Former three-division world champion Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) spoke about his future plans on Friday’s ShoBox telecast from Midland, Texas. “I wanna do something before the end of the year and look for something BIG early next year. There’s still a lot more of Mikey Garcia left,” Mikey told Steve Farhood.

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Garcia unsuccessfully moved up two divisions to challenge IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence back in March, but the 31-year-old says he may stay in the higher weight class. “If the fight is available with the right guy I’ll do 147,” stated Mikey, “but 140 is a better suited fit for me.”

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  • Mikey probably can beat some rated guys up at 147. I question why he is only rated #10 in the WBO. He has been inactive, but defeated Lipinets, and it isn’t like Lipinets would win but maybe 1 round against Spence as well. Mikey can always go for fights with Taras Shelestyuk (UKR), or some of the fighters at welterweight from Kazakhstan, a lot of Kazakhstan fighters have based themselves out of Florida, like Bobirzhan Mominov. Shelestyuk and Mominov’s careers have stalled however, they are both stationed out of the US. Shelestyuk out of California, Mominov out of Florida. They are both good. Zhankosh Turarov is also very good, and established, and just read he signed with MTK Global in early 2019. If Mikey is after top ratings at 140, he could always go for the Aussie Liam Paro, who is top rated in the WBO and IBF.
    It is funny how Crawford’s #5 WBO contender for his belt struggled with a novice Chinese fighter in Aug 2019, and was floored at 7:03, on the youtube video, MIKKE SHONENA VS YOULI DONG
    •Published on Aug 30, 2019
    Why won’t Crawford fight some other contenders, besides Jessie Vargas, who is out looking for fights with DAZN at 154
    4 Segey Lipinets (Int-Cont)
    7 Custio Clayton (WBO International) CAN
    11 Kudratillo Abdukakhorov UZB
    Arum isn’t going to get Crawford a fight with DAZN televised fighters, and he probably can’t make things happen for Crawford with PBC/Haymon managed fighters.
    Kavaliauska is coming off of a draw? Kavaliauskas and Robinson both say they won. Kavaliauskas could always refuse a title fight offer, and say he requires at least 1 more fight before he wants to challenge, and he doesn’t want to challenge in the champion’s hometown.

  • There won’t that much left if he continues assembling impossible fights. I know he won’t deal with Top Rank, but a money fight is there for him at 140 against Jose Carlos Ramirez and what about the winner of Prograis vs. Josh Taylor?
    But please don’t come telling me you will call the winner of Canelo vs. Kovalev, Mikey!

  • Mikey is simply fooling himself, he does not have a future at 147 lbs. 140 lbs might be better, but in truth he is fooling himself. He needs to concentrate at 135 lbs. His foray into 147 lbs was in many ways a disaster. And if he decides to fight once a year he will be fooling himself. At this point he showed his chin is still major league material, and his power is very good at 135 lbs. Perhaps he fights a few 135 llbers and stays there until he can get a fight with LOMA. Win or lose it would be the biggest payday of his career. And I’m fairly certain he can work something out with Arum, because Bob knows that if Garcia can stop a few of the better fighters at 135 lbs, a Loma fight is what everyone would love to see.

    • I have serious doubts Mikey can make 135 anymore. But is nice to dream sometimes, not only him facing Lomachenko, but also Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney at that weight too

  • Mikey is a tough dude, but was on the shelf between top rank and finding a new advisor for a couple of years during his prime. Mikey is just rated by the WBA and WBO at 147, and unrated by the IBF, and the WBC holds him at Emeritus Champion: Mikey Garcia (US) status at 135. Unless he is going to fight Tank or Haney soon, might as well drop the WBC claim at 135, because everyone knows Top Rank won’t match Lomachenko with Mikey unless Mikey fights and beats some top 5 WBC guys at 135. Jaider Parra vs Mikey Garcia would be a good match at like a 137 lbs catchweight. Parra beat Maidana’s little brother in early 2019, and is an old man, 36 and #12 in the WBC at 135. Mikey could also try to be Custio Clayton’s (#13 WBA, #7 WBO, #26 WBC, 147) Halifax opponent (Lee Baxter Promotions) for later 2019.

  • The game isn’t about the “0”
    Lots of money to be made by this man
    Don’t have to give up because of a loss or 5. Hell. The Sport needs gate keepers and are just as important as the champs.
    Keeps the sport from being over saturated by weak talent

  • This guy is simply not that good. I dont see all the fuss. He has heart and is a scrapper, but the boxing skills are just not there.

  • watched the fight with spence, totally outclased by a bigger guy and natural welter, if he’s going to go up, go 140, and go from there

  • It’s almost like no one knows boxing at all Mickey moved up because loma does not want that fight

    He needs to make money for his future family etc give him credit for taking exaggeration steps but oh well boxing politics

  • Mikey only has one loss in a weight class he had no business in so why is he talking like he is an old past prime fighter. The way the boxing public views a fighter after their first loss still amazes me. No other athlete in any other sport has to deal with one loss like a boxer. Simply ridiculous. Having said that, Mikey had no business fighting Spence but that was his fault. I said it before the fight that he did not have the body frame to do what Manny and Floyd did in moving up all those weight classes. You need to have certain physical attributes or natural god given abilities which he has neither. He is a world class fighter because of his ring IQ and his dedication to his craft. That makes him a damn good fighter in my book because he has to overcome what other fighters are gifted with.

  • Mikey needs to get out of 147. Crawford, Spencer, Manny are leagues ahead of him. He needs to try and make that Lomochenko fight happen or go to 140 before thinking about 147. Sometimes fighters, after a loss goes for the money, fight so if he’s going to stay at 147 fight, Manny.

  • Mikey is a good fighter. He, like other fighters I think, develop a complex of self delusion When they try to hyper-jump weight classes and challenge top-tier opponents. Mikey had no business being in the ring with Spence, Brooke had no business, being in the ring with Golovkin and Canelo is out of his depth in challenging one of the hardest-hitting light heavyweights in the division.
    I respect each fighter’s courage but their promoter’s and management are only fueling their fighter’s built-up and megolamaniac mentality to line their pockets. I think Mikey is a great fighter. I hope moving forward, he challenges himself with realistic fights.

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