Garcia: Comeback Is More Remembered Than A Loss
No matter if he won or lost last March, Mikey Garcia was confident that his name would be spoken with respect following his fight against welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.
While Garcia did in-fact lose to Spence in a one-sided unanimous decision win on Fox Sports Pay-Per-View, Garcia’s is determined to show he is still at the top of his game on February 29th in his return to welterweight against Jessie Vargas.
“This is a real opportunity for me to show that there’s still plenty more Mikey Garcia, and this fight was perfect,” Garcia (39-1, 30KOs) told Boxing Scene of his ring return, which will stream live on DAZN.
Garcia, who had been the most sought after free agent in boxing, inked a short-term deal with Matchoom Boxing USA and DAZN towards the end of 2019, and feels the interest in not only his services but in a potential fight with welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao shows he can still move the needle in the sport.
“It just speaks volumes,” Garcia noted of the appreciation for his career. “I’m able to still create interest and attention. I was never worried about returning at this level [after the Spence fight].
“I knew people wouldn’t judge me just on one bad night. It’s not the loss, but how you come back from it that people remember the most”