Garcia Wanted Big Fights More Than IBF Title
Mikey Garcia’s goal is to be the best in the sport of boxing, the only way he feels he can reach that point is by facing current IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. as soon as possible.
Standing in the way of that fight was a mandatory IBF lightweight title fight with Richard Commey, on Tuesday instead of going through with a purse bid and delaying a Pay-Per-View showdown with Spence, Garcia would vacate the title.
“We could not close the agreement because obviously there are a lot of big fights on the horizon for me, obviously people know of my interest in the fight with Errol Spence at welterweight, but there are also fights at 135, 140 and 147 pounds that are very interesting for me and we are trying to specify what is best for us,” said Garcia ESPN Deportes.
“We decided to leave the championship because unfortunately we wanted to reach an agreement with the IBF and Commey but they have their rules and we could not, the time to negotiate is short and in the end I wish the best for Commey and whoever will fight him,” Garcia added.
“We are thinking of fighting in January or February, everything will depend on the fight they give us but in those months we are back. We are going to look for what’s best for us, we want to give them great fights, but it is true that Spence interests us as does Lomachenko, Pacquiao.”
Initial Report: ESPN Deportes