Garcia has been been mandated to face Commey next!
Initially, Robert Easter Jr was supposed to face Commey in what would’ve been a rematch of their terrific fight from 2016. However, the IBF granted an exception with the understanding that the winner of Garcia/Easter would face Commey next.
Garcia seems to have alternate plans. He has been vocal about moving up to welterweight to face Errol Spence Jr by the end of the year.
Therefore, it is likely Garcia will vacate the IBF title at lightweight. Then again, he has moved in a different direction from what fans thought in the past.
When he defeated Sergey Lipinets in March, it was expected he would campaign at junior welterweight. Moving back to lightweight to unify was unexpected.
3kingsboxing.com will keep you updated as more information comes available.
By: Jerrell Fletcher