Robert Garcia Cautious Of Mikey Fighting Spence
This week Mikey Garcia made it known that if he defeats Sergey Lipinets on March 10th, he’s interested in moving up to welterweight, and wants a fight with Errol Spence Jr.
Yet, in an interview with Boxing Scene, Garcia’s trainer/older brother, Robert Garcia feels that fighting Spence so soon would be rushing him into the division.
“I think Mikey will eventually move up in weight. And like a lot of other fighters who move up in weight, sometimes it’s not really because they are too big for their weight division and they have to move up – its because of the business and their skills are good enough to compete at a higher division,” Robert Garcia explained to BoxingScene.com.
“We have fighters who have won titles in five or six divisions and it was because of their skills…. Oscar De La Hoya did it, Mayweather, Pacquiao, Cotto. It’s not because they were that big – its because of their skills. And I think that Mikey will eventually be able to do that, but I think right now I think it would be a mistake to go right out there and challenge Errol Spence. Spence I think is the best fighter in the division. He’s very strong, very talented. I think we have to take it easy on that fight.
“But if at the end of the year Mikey decides to make that move [to fight Spence] – then we are going to support him and train him to do everything that he could do to beat him, but I personally would not push for that fight.”
Credit: Boxing Scene