Mikey Garcia is still riding high after his victory over Orlando Salido and is looking onward and upward. He has a match set up against dangerous Juan Manuel “JuanMa” Lopez and even though he is not looking past his opponent, he did discuss some possible future opponents.
Abner Mares is one of the biggest stars in the division and one of the biggest stars in boxing. A bout between the two would be a tremendous battle of skill and power. “Everybody knows this, the promoters aren’t doing work, aren’t doing any business together so that’s not going to happen unless Golden Boy wants to lend Mares to Top Rank to do that show or unless Top Rank decides to allow Golden Boy to promote and just lend me to be part of the fight then that fight probably isn’t going to happen,” said Garcia.
Chris John is always another option but seldom leaves Indonesia to fight. “Chris John probably won’t be able to come down either. He won’t want anything (to do) with me. If they were to offer me something I would go out there. They just got to make sure there is fair judges, neutral judges to make the fight happen but I’m willing to travel out there. That’s no problem for me.”
It sounds like Garcia has learned from what happened to Marquez when he lost a controversial decision to John.
Garcia also has the opportunity to fight master technician Guillermo Rigondeaux. They have the same promoter and Rigondeaux has already beaten Garcia’s stable mate Nonito Donaire. “There has been talk of me fighting Rocky Martinez in the future at 130, but even if that’s the case I still want to have the option to come back to 126 and defend my 126 pound title that I currently hold. I want to be here for a while. If I am still here and Rigondeaux moves up and that’s a fight that is being talked about at the moment then definitely I would take a fight with him.”
The options are endless for Mikey. He just wants to fight and it doesn’t matter if it’s name fighters or up and comers, he believes everyone deserves a shot.
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