Robert Garcia Believes Brother Mikey’s Retirement Is The Right Decision
Former four-division champion Mikey Garcia (40-2, 30 KOs) has officially retired from professional boxing. The 34-year-old confirmed his retirement status on his Instagram account via a spontaneous message. On his Instagram page, Mikey changed his bio to “Retired World Champ 126, 130, 135, 140 lbs.”.
His older brother, Robert, also confirmed the news through various media outlets. Robert Garcia is also a former boxer.
“It’s time for him to enjoy his kids, his family, his loved ones,” Garcia told FightHubTV. “I think he made the right decision. When a fighter doesn’t want it, doesn’t have the hunger, we’re not going to go in there and risk [our lives].”
The South Californian native became a professional boxer in 2006 and amassed titles at 126 pounds, 130, 135, and 140 respectively. However, a fifth title in 149 never came into fruition. In 2019, he lost against Errol Spence Jr., who claimed victory via a unanimous decision at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
In his last fight, he lost against Spaniard Sandor Martin in a 10-round welterweight contest in October. However, you simply cannot disregard the way in which Mikey performed during his prime. He was known for his great punching power with dexterity, a vital combination which opponents find hard to overcome.