What’s Next For Mikey Garcia With Manny Pacquiao Fight Up In The Air?
Manny Pacquiao vs. Mikey Garcia isn’t a lock, so what’s next?
Garcia has been counting on a big showdown with Pacquiao. In fact, Garcia even told Jo Ankier that the bout with “PacMan” was close to being finalized. Almost a full month later, Mike Coppinger of The Athletic reported that Pacquiao vs. WBO Welterweight Champion Terence Crawford is being discussed for June 5.
During an interview with Fight Hub TV, trainer Robert Garcia discussed what could be next for Mikey (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“There has been a lot of rumors but still nothing signed, nothing official, no date, no nothing. As soon as something is finalized I’m sure Mikey will let us know because as of right now Mikey’s training, Mikey’s lost a lot of weight already. He’s sparring, he’s getting ready. But nothing’s official yet and in boxing anything could happen. We could end up fighting somebody else, Pacquiao could end up fighting somebody else — we don’t know. But the way it looks, from what I read, you read, everybody’s reading, it looks like the direction Pacquiao’s going but until it’s signed and contracts are signed and everything’s ready to go, we’ll be able to talk a little bit more.
“But right now he is training. I know that he wants to fight in May or June and if it’s against Pacquiao or not, he’ll be fighting. So if it’s not Pacquiao he will fight someone else and it will be sometime in late May or June.”
Mikey last competed back in February 2020. He rebounded from his lone career loss by defeating Jessie Vargas via unanimous decision. Pacquiao’s most recent outing was back in July 2019 when he defeated Keith Thurman to capture the WBA (Super) Welterweight Title.