Garcia to Meet with WBC over Lightweight Title
A few weeks removed from losing to Errol Spence, suffering the first defeat of his professional career, WBC Lightweight Champion Mikey Garcia is set to meet with the organization and president Mauricio Sulaiman next week to discuss his future.
Garcia won the championship with a third-round knockout of Dejan Zlaticanin back in January 2017, but he has made just one defense since — a WBC/IBF title unification bout with Robert Easter Jr. back in July, which Garcia won by unanimous decision. Between those two dates, Garcia scored a unanimous decision win over Adrien Broner in July 2017 before getting a decision win over Sergey Lipinets to win the IBF super lightweight title.
Now, Sulaiman reportedly intends to ask Garcia if he will continue as the WBC 135-pound champion, or if he will vacate the title and move back up to super lightweight.
Garcia vacated the IBF 140-pound title to compete in the 135-pound unification bout, then vacated the IBF lightweight title to step up to welterweight and challenge IBF welterweight champion Spence, a fight between two unbeaten world champions that took place on March 16 at AT&T Stadium in front of 40,000 fans. Many expected the fight to be more even, but Spence dominated Garcia through the 12 rounds for a one-sided decision.
Many feel Garcia will probably vacate the WBC crown and move up, but should Garcia stay at lightweight, he will be mandated to face Luke Campbell in a title defense.
Original Story: Boxing Scene