Garcia Appears Headed To Super Lightweight
WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia has been rumored to fight almost everybody by now it seems. The latest scoop on his next opponent according to sources close to the negotiations is Sergey Lipinets in February.
Lipinets is the IBF super lightweight champion. He beat Akihoro Kondo on the undercard of the Deontay Wilder/Bermane Stiverne fight on November 4th. Lipinets is currently 13-0 with 10 of those victories coming by knockout.
Garcia hasn’t been in the ring since his lopsided decision victory at 140lbs over Adrien Broner back in July. He has been rumored to face fellow lightweight champions Jorge Linares and Robert Easter Jr as well as welterweight contender Omar Figueroa.
This fight would be more of a commitment to a full-time move up to super lightweight for Garcia. It’s an interesting move if it happens with one of the biggest names in the in Vasyl Lomachenko getting ready to move to lightweight. If an agreement could be reached between those two I’m sure this move doesn’t hinder it at all.
By: Chris Henderson