Garcia Refuses Sign Deal With Golden Boy To Fight Cotto

It seems that Mikey Garcia was more than ready to fight Miguel Cotto in his last ever fight on December 2nd at Madison Square Garden…. The issue is, he would have to sign a multi-fight deal with Golden Boy Promotions.

Garcia,the unbeaten WBC lightweight champion issued a series of Tweets on Monday to address why he turned down a proposed 154-pound fight against Cotto on December 2 at Madison Square Garden.

Cotto will instead take on Sadam Ali, in what is to be Cotto’s last pro fight for Cotto’s WBO super welterweight championship.

Garcia commented on why he wouldn’t be facing Cotto on Twitter earlier today.

The 29-year-old Garcia has worked without a promoter since returning to the sport in 2016. Garcia was out of boxing for over two years due to a dispute with former promoter Top Rank Inc.

Garcia took exception to criticism that he publicly discussed facing Cotto just for the potential publicity by Tweeting:

Following his victory over Adrien Broner this summer, Garcia also is interested in moving back down to lightweight for a showdown with Jorge Linares. As mentioned earlier today on FIGHT SPORTS, the WBC ordered a Garcia-Linares fight during its convention last week, but there is no date set for a fight nor a deadline.

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