Guess he won’t be staying busy after all.
Two weeks back, ESPN’s Mike Coppinger announced that Mikey Garcia was looking to return to action on September 18th. Now, Keith Idec reports that Matchroom has scrapped the brewing card, which could have also seen Elwin Soto defend his light flyweight title against mandatory challenger Jonathan Gonzalez.
On Saturday, however, ESPN KnockOut’s Salvador Rodriguez said that both fights could land on an October 2nd or 16th show alongside Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Roman Gonzalez 3 and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Carlos Cuadras 2. The aforementioned Coppinger claims Garcia (40-1, 30 KO) was in talks to face European champ Sandor Martin, though it’s unclear if that’s still in play for the hypothetical October date.
As far as the 18th, there’s still Stephen Fulton vs. Brandon Figueroa on Showtime, so fans won’t go hungry.
Honestly, my ideal card would be the two super flyweight fights, Soto-Gonzalez, and Hiroto Kyoguchi vs. WBA mandatory Esteban Bermudez to set up a Soto-Kyoguchi unification. Just go ahead and throw Mikey in there with Regis Prograis; no need to waste more time.