Mikey Garcia is taking advantage of being a Free Agent.
WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (38-0, 30 KOs) is one of the hottest free agent fighters on the market. This is a position he seems to be comfortable with and enjoys the idea of controling his own career.
Garcia, a 30 year-old California native, has an outstanding amateur pedigree. He won the silver medal in the 2003 National Junior Olympics Championships. The following year, he won gold in the Junior Golden Gloves.
Shortly after, he turned professional at featherweight with powerhouse promotional company Top Rank in 2006.
The former amateur standout has become a four division champion (and counting). He was also recognized as the featherweight lineal champion.
In 2014, he had a very high profile contract dispute that kept him out of the ring for two years.
He resumed his career in 2016 with a spectacular knockout victory against then-undefeated WBC champion Dejan Zlaticanin.
From this point, Garcia hit the ground running. He followed up by winning the biggest fight of his career with ease against Adrien Broner at junior welterweight. Immediately after, he picked up the IBF title from Sergiy Lipinets which escalated him into the four-weight champion club.
Now, Garcia has been entertained with offers by Golden Boy Promotions, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sports/DAZN and even Dana White.
Even though he has yet to sign with anyone, it’s possible we will hear something in the near future.
Watch Garcia on July 28 as he looks to unify the lightweight division against IBF champion Robert Easter Jr. Showtime will air the fight live from the Staples Center in California.
By: Garrisson “Bo” Bland