Mikey Garcia Didn’t Want To Wait For Loma
Mikey Garcia didn’t want to wait for Vasyl Lomachenko to make a fight, which is why he signed to face Errol Spence on March 16th.
Garcia, who goes up two weight classes to fight the welterweight titleholder, told Tha Boxing Voice that Lomachenko has been calling his name, but that it felt hollow.
“He’s been calling for my name for ever since after the, I think it was after the Walters fight, Nicholas Walters,” Garcia said in the interview. “He’s been saying he’s ready to fight me and he keeps fighting other guys. He just had a fight against [Jose] Pedraza [on December 8]. He didn’t choose me for his last fight, end-of-the-year fight.
“Knowing the history between Top Rank and me, I mean, am I just gonna be sitting on the sideline, waiting for that fight to happen? Or am I gonna move forward with my career and look for something bigger and the biggest challenge available?”
Garcia was forced to sit out for nearly three years due to a contractual dispute with Top Rank which promotes Lomachenko.
And while the California native moves up to welterweight in March at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Lomachenko is set for an April 12th showdown at Staples Center against any number of potential opponents including Richard Commey and Isa Chaniev, who fight on February 2nd.
Report Via Boxing Scene