HomeBoxingMikey Garcia to combat in Might or June with or with out Manny Pacquiao ⋆ Boxing Information 24
Mikey Garcia to combat in Might or June with or with out Manny Pacquiao ⋆ Boxing Information 24
April 6, 2021
By Dan Ambrose: Mikey Garcia (40-1, 30 KOs) might be combating in Might or June, with or with out Manny Pacquiao. Coach Robert Garcia says the previous four-division world champion Mikey hasn’t signed something but for the combat with Pacquiao, however he’s coaching to get able to combat him or another person within the subsequent month or two.
Mikey, 33, has been sitting on the shelf for the final 14 months since his hard-fought 12 spherical unanimous determination win over Jessie Vargas in February 2019.
All this time, Mikey has talked of desirous to combat Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs), nevertheless it’s been a ready sport. Just lately, Mikey sounded as if the combat with the 42-year-old Filipino star was on the verge of occurring, however then nothing.
Most boxing followers would agree that Mikey ought to have returned to the ring final 12 months in the summertime, however he selected to take a seat and wait. Evidently, it’s not helped Mikey’s profession for him to be inactive, focusing ONLY of desirous to combat Pacquiao.
The notion that many boxing followers now have of Mikey is a fighter that’s simply searching for a giant payday towards Pacquiao earlier than he hangs up his gloves.
Mikey coaching for Might or June combat
“Proper now he’s coaching. I do know that he needs to combat in Might or June and if it’s towards Pacquiao or not, he’ll be combating,” stated Robert Garcia to Fighthub.
“So if it’s not Pacquiao he’ll combat another person and it is going to be someday in late Might or June.”
It could be a good suggestion for Mikey to seek out one other opponent and cease this endlessly ready.
It’s forlorn to see Mikey pinning his hopes on one combat with Pacquiao, wanting needy, on the finish of his profession regardless of being the identical age as Terence Crawford.
Mikey wastes his time with a single-minded pursuit of a combat that he arguably doesn’t deserve towards Pacquiao. There are fighters that 147 who’ve labored laborious, stayed busy with their careers, and achieved what they wanted to charge a combat with Pacquiao.
“Nonetheless nothing signed, nothing official, no date, no nothing,” stated Robert about Mikey’s hoped-for combat towards Pacquiao. “As quickly as one thing is finalized, I’m certain Mikey will tell us as a result of, as of proper now, Mikey’s coaching.
Then there may be Mikey, who has simply been seeking to put collectively payday fights at 147 since 2019.
At 5’6″, Mikey is clearly too small for the welterweight division and doesn’t throw sufficient punches to make up for his lack of peak. Pacquiao can be small at 5’6”, however he’s extremely energetic together with his punch output, which permits him to beat guys which might be a lot larger than him.
Mikey can’t combat like that as a result of he doesn’t have the work charge, and he’s too calculated. It takes him seemingly endlessly to choose a second to let his palms go, after which nothing occurs.
When Mikey used to combat within the decrease weight lessons, he acquired away with having a low work charge as a result of he was ready t produce knockouts when he would land.
Sadly, Mikey’s energy hasn’t carried up with him to 147, and he’s changed into one other Adrien Broner together with his low work charge.
Mikey STILL shedding pounds
Robert Garcia says Mikey has misplaced loads of weight, however the final time this author noticed him on video, he nonetheless seemed heavy, wanting chunky round his face and midsection.
If Mikey doesn’t begin shedding pounds quickly, he could discover it troublesome to time all the way down to 147 if he plans on combating in Might or June, as Robert says. With the burden that Mikey has been carrying for over a 12 months now, it’s not going to be simple for him to lose that fats.
“Mikey’s misplaced loads of weight already. He’s sparring; he’s preparing, however nothing’s official but, and in boxing, something may occur.
“We may find yourself combating any individual else; Pacquiao may find yourself combating any individual else,” stated Robert.