Garcia Sees Loma As Easy Fight, Wants Spence
Even though Mikey Garcia is days away from facing off against Robert Easter in his first title unification fight of his career, the WBC lightweight champion has his eyes peeled on who may be next..
“I want to see the biggest challenge and [Errol Spence Jr.] happens to be the biggest challenge right now. I think that’s a tougher fight for me than a Lomachenko [unification] fight,” Garcia told the Boxing Beat podcast.
“Lomachenko fight for me would be an easier fight. But if that’s not available I’m going to go after the biggest challenge. In order to cement my name and be established and be recognized as the best of this generation, [Spence is] the kind of fight I have to take.”
Garcia’s brother and trainer, Robert, is not a fan of his brother jumping up two weight divisions to fight Spence.
“He and my dad [Eduardo, also a boxing trainer] both kind of disagree with me,” Garcia said.
“They don’t want to me take it. They suggest I don’t take that fight, that I don’t pursue that fight. They keep telling me I have not business there. There’s nothing for me to do at 147, [that] I’m a lightweight, maybe even super lightweight. ‘Why would you want to go to welterweight? There’s no need to go to welterweight. Let’s get all these fights at lightweight where you’re more comfortable, where you’re fighting men your size.’
Report: Boxing Scene