Mikey Garcia’s fans have wanted to see their fighter take on the likes of JuanMa Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa since way before Garcia was a world champion. After Garcia became champion fans got to see one of those fights when he took apart Lopez. Garcia would move up in weight after the Lopez fight and conquer 130 champion Roman Martinez. In the post fight interview Garcia expressed interest in a Gamboa fight to which made boxing fans talk even more.
Top Rank, who promote Garcia has a good working relationship with Gamboa’s promoter SMS Promotions which is run by rap superstar Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson so one would think that a fight could be made.
After Garcia said that he would like to face Gamboa, Gamboa and his promoter has shown a tremendous amount of interest in taking the fight but according to 50 Cent, Garcia seems to be showing a change of heart.
50 Cent posted a couple pictures on social media website Instagram of Garcia claiming Garcia is scared of Gamboa.
“Don’t call us out then get scared,” said 50. “We ready, let’s do it. January 25th, New York City.”