Mikey Garcia is a big dreamer, and he’s got a new one, according to Mike Coppinger at The RING: he wants to fight Errol Spence Jr in December.
Garcia (38-0, 30 KO) has won titles at 126, 130, 135, and most recently at 140, a belt he vacated in order to focus on the lightweight division at this point in time. Right now, he’s slated to return on July 28, facing Robert Easter Jr in an intriguing unification fight in Los Angeles, live on Showtime.
Garcia’s got the size for lightweight. He looked a little small in fights at 140 against Adrien Broner and Sergey Lipinets, though he was good enough to win both bouts.
But moving to 147? To fight a wrecker like Spence? That’s a tall order. Spence (24-0, 21 KO) just fought this past weekend, successfully defending his IBF title with a first round knockout of mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo.
Garcia may well have the skills to compete at 147, but does he have the size to hang in there, especially against a top flight opponent? Is this something you’d want to see?