Garcia Wants To Be Remembered As A Top Fighter
How important is the legacy of a fighter? According to Mikey Garcia, it is something he thinks to himself every time he steps inside a ring.
The 32-year-old joined The PBC Podcast to talk about his career and what he has accomplished. Garcia (40-1) has held gold in four different weight classes. A lineal Junior-Welterweight Champion, Garcia has also been WBC Lightweight Champion and WBO Featherweight Champion. When it comes to his future, Garcia wants to be remembered on his own as one of the best to put on a pair of gloves.
“I wanna be remembered not only with the Mexican fighters,” Garcia stated, via Boxing Scene. “I just wanna be remembered and regarded as one of the best fighters, you know, of this generation, of this era. We got all the Mexican fighters like you mentioned – Barrera, Morales, Marquez, Chavez, you know, and so many more. But, you know, I think that when I’m done with the sport, I’ll be loved for everything that I’ve done and I’ll be remembered, you know, for the ages being that I have fought the best, I never ducked anybody, I just kept fighting nothing but the biggest and baddest fights out there.”
Turning professional in 2006, Garcia has faced some of the top fighters while competing all over the world. He recently tried to join the welterweight division, losing a one-sided affair to Errol Spence Jr. in March 2019. He has since rebounded with a unanimous decision win over Jessie Vargas in February. Looking to be a mainstay at 147, Garcia has a chance to do great things in a stacked division.
One of the top fighters over the past ten years, Garcia sees himself as one of the best of this era. In regards to the above fighters he mentioned, Garcia is hoping to be in a league of his own.
“You know, of course I’ll be remembered with some of these greats,” Garcia went on to say. “I can’t say I’m gonna be compared to [them], because everybody has had their career and tremendous careers. So, it’s not fair for me to try to compare myself. But in this generation of the fighters that we have right now, I will be one of the best in this era.”
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