Former four-weight world champion Mikey Garcia (39-1) and his team are hoping that soon there will be official news on the potential fight between the Mexican and the former eight-division world champion and current WBA “Super” welterweight king – Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2).
Peter Garcia, Mikey’s nephew, even said that both camps are currently in negotiations and that he believes this would be a lot more even fight than the Garcia – Spence fight. The Mexican American boxer is 5 days a week in the gym, starting his training camp a bit too early.
Pacquiao, 40, still doesn’t have an opponent for his next fight, and many believe that he’s not interested in fighting the winner of the September 28th unification fight between Errol Spence and WBC champion Shawn Porter.
“Whenever he doesn’t have a fight, he spars two times a week…but since two weeks ago, he’s been coming five times a week,” said Peter Garcia to Fighthype about Mikey.
“My grandpa said, ‘He’s going to get a date soon. He doesn’t come on Tuesdays when he doesn’t have a fight coming up.’ It’s still in negotiations. It’s a fight that me, my dad and my grandpa like at welterweight,” said Peter about Pacquiao being a good fight for Mikey.
“He decided last year after he fought Robert Easter when he started calling out Errol Spence. All of us thought, ‘yeah, it’s a fight [against Pacquiao] he could take if we could get ready for, it was a fight that he could possibly win. There was a fight that was not easier. I’m not saying Pacquiao is an easier fight, but it’s easier in terms of size. He’s a smaller guy. He’s moved up a lot of weight. Errol’s a guy that has to cut weight. He’s a big guy at welterweight. The style is a lot more difficult,” said Peter.