Mikey Garcia maintains that he’s not someone that takes easy fights. Тhat’s why the elite boxer selected №5 WBC, №5 WBO junior middleweight contender Jessie Vargas to fight when he resumes his career on February 29 on DAZN at The Star in San Fran., Texas.
“A fight with Jessie allows me to bring out the best in me. It’s not an easy fight, I don’t take easy fights,” Garcia said via fightnews.com. “We decided on this agreement with Hearn because this is what was best for me and Jessie’s name was mentioned.”
With Vasiliy Lomachenko moving up to 135, Mikey chose not to stay at lightweight, and some believe that he didn’t want any part of fighting him. By moving up to welterweight, Mikey no longer had pressure from boxing fans to fight Lomachenko, writes boxingnews24.com.