Garcia Weighing Options Heading Into Lipinets Fight
Mikey Garcia continues to weigh his options heading into his March 10th return against IBF junior welterweight champion, Sergey Lipinets.
Garcia has been batting around ideas of either moving up to welterweight, where Errol Spence Jr may be waiting for him, he also may stay at junior welterweight if he wins on March 10th in San Antonio, but Garcia claims there is nothing but options for him.
“I think as of right now, the best, ideal weight for me is still the lightweight division,” Garcia said during a conference call Monday. “I feel that lightweight is probably where I should be fighting. But I’m open to taking on challenges, and that’s why we’re taking on Sergey Lipinets.”
During the conference call prior to their clash at the Freeman Coliseum, Garcia claimed that he is ready to fight and take whatever the powerful Lipinets is ready to throw at him.
“Sergey is a strong, natural 140-pounder, but I feel comfortable enough being here,” Garcia said.
“Do I feel stronger? I don’t know… Maybe I can hurt ‘em a little more. But I’m open to fighting, you know, anybody that presents a challenge. And Sergey definitely does that, and that’s why we took this fight.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene.