MIkey Garcia: “Salido will be the toughest test of my career but I’m ready for it.”


RIVERSIDE, CALIF. (January 11, 2013) — Undefeated  No. 1 featherweight contender MIKEY GARCIA, his co-trainers Eduardo and Robert Garcia and manager Cameron Dunkin, hosted a Riverside, California Media Workout on Thursday.


            A native of Oxnard, Calif. and a graduate of the Ventura County Police Academy, Garcia is in his final week of training camp before he heads east to “The Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden, where he will challenge World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (39-11-2, 27 KOs), of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, México.  The Salido vs. Garcia world title fight will headline a championship tripleheader which will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, Saturday, January 19, at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. 


            Here is what Garcia had to say:

            “It has been a very intense training camp because we know that this is the most important fight of my career.


            “I believe I have the skills and the strength to beat Orlando Salido, but I know that I have to be very smart and very patient in the ring.


            “Orlando Salido is the best featherweight champion in the world and he has earned the right to be called that. He is very strong and very experienced and this will be the toughest test of my career, but I am ready for it.


            “I have been waiting to fight for a world championship for awhile and I am ready for the challenge. I now have the experience and the skill to face the best fighters at featherweight and I will prove it.


            “I love going to New York for this fight. New York has always been a great fight town and I had a great experience there when I fought there last year. It’s a great place to fight and a great place to win my first world championship.


            “Looking forward to a great fight and to giving the fans my best effort possible. I know that is about winning but also about giving the fans their money’s worth.”

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