Mikey Garcia confirms he would fight Regis Prograis
At the moment, four-division champion Mikey Garcia (40-1, 30 KO’s) remains an idle fighter. The last time that he was in the ring was February 29, 2020 when he took on Jessie Vargas. In that prizefight, he picked up a solid unanimous decision victory to get back in the win column. Eleven months prior he was thoroughly out-boxed and outclassed by unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. Since the Vargas dustup Garcia has definitely attempted to make other fights.
For a brief moment, it appeared that he may get the golden ticket to fight living legend and champion in recess Manny Pacquiao. Unfortunately for him, that super-bout ended up going to the aforementioned Errol Spence. While somewhat disappointed, Garcia did not spend too many mornings weeping in his oatmeal over the affair. Nevertheless, he is still on the hunt for a great name to test his might with.
I’M DOWN FOR SURE!
Recently, former super lightweight champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (26-1, 22 KO’s) has expressed his interest in taking on Garcia. For quite a period of time, Prograis has been gunning for a fight with Adrien Broner. While there is no doubt that he would still love that opportunity, Rougarou seems to be accepting the fact that making that bout may be more fool’s gold than actual gold. Bearing this mind, Prograis has openly let it be known he would like to dance with Garcia. For what it is worth, as he told Fight Hype, Garcia would be interested in that showdown as well.
“I’ve had conversations and the name does come up, it has come up on several occasions where it was proposed [as] a possible fight. Or they ask, just like you’re asking, would that be of interest to you? My answer has always been yes; I’m interested in anybody who is available for the time frame that I want to get back in the ring and so on and so forth. That’s all that we’ve had, as far as we’ve had conversations.”
If the two were to fight however, it would be due to professional respect and nothing coming close to actual animosity.
“He’s a cool dude. You know I ran into him a couple of times and he is a cool dude, but we’ve never had anything like against each other to start, ‘fuck, I want to fight you!’ Nothing like that, but if a fight is somewhat proposed and it’s actually structured and it makes sense and it’s a good deal for both people, sure! I’m interested in fighting anyone who is available.”
Regardless of there being an absence of a grudge, Garcia versus Prograis is a great fight. So if neither can find anyone better, and soon, let’s hope that the next time we hear about this pairing, they are sitting down for serious negotiations. Even better, let’s keep our fingers crossed for a fight announcement. In either case, 3kingsboxing will be here to report the news.
By: Bakari Simpson