Mikey Garcia is really serious about fighting IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr after Robert Easter Jr fight. If Garcia gets past IBF champion Robert Easter Jr. in their lightweight title unification fight July 28 in Los Angeles, he doesn’t think there’s any reason he couldn’t face Spence before the end of this year.
After the fight, Garcia vacated the title and decided to move back to down to 135 pounds to defend his WBC title on July 28 in a title unification bout vs. WBA champion Robert Easter Jr. If Garcia emerges victorious then he will pursue a Spence fight in December because of the high stakes it would bring, and the will to be the best.
“I definitely do get excited for a fight against Errol Spence,” Garcia tells Sporting News. “That would be an exciting fight for me because it’s a big challenge. It would be the biggest challenge of my career. I’m already fighting guys at 140 and I can tell the size advantage they have over me and it is a significant one. That’s part of being a fighter and part of my challenge to myself. I want to take on those challenges and moving up even more to 147 pounds and being in the welterweight division, I’m not just going to go in there and just face a contender.”
“If we can get out of this fight [Robert Easter Jr] in good health – you know, no injuries, no cuts – we can definitely look forward to landing that fight at the end of the year,” Garcia said. “It shouldn’t be too difficult to do. If we can negotiate a good deal for both fighters, I’d be happy to take him on.”
Mikey Garcia surely doesn’t shy away from the challenge and if he does take up this challenge of fighting Errol Spence next, he deserves huge praise.