Mikey Garcia disposed of one undefeated titleholder on Saturday night, and now he has his sights set on another.
Garcia defeated Robert Easter Jr in a 12-round unanimous decision victory to unify the lightweight title. In his post-fight interview with Showtime’s Jim Gray, Garcia said that he wanted to fight Errol Spence Jr next.
"I want Errol Spence Jr next. I want the biggest challenge." – Mikey Garcia
— FightNights.com (@boxing) July 29, 2018
The 30-year-old Garcia improved to a perfect 39-0 with the victory Saturday. Meanwhile, Spence, who is the current IBF welterweight champion and two years Garcia’s junior, is himself a perfect 24-0. He also just knocked out Carlos Ocampo in the first round during his last bout in June.
"@mikeygarcia's going to try and dethrone me and it's not going to happen." – @ErrolSpenceJr #GarciaEaster pic.twitter.com/MdmJYYORKV
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) July 29, 2018
While Garcia would have to move up in weight in order to fight Spence, it would certainly be a crowd-pleasing bout between two of the sport’s brightest up-and-coming stars.
Spence Jr last fought in June where he knocked out Carlos Ocampo of Mexico with a brutal body shot at the sold-out Dallas Cowboy training facility.