Mikey Garcia back July 30 on Santa Cruz-Frampton, faces Elio Rojas

Phil Jay 26/06/2016


Two-weight world champion Mikey Garcia ends a 30 month absence from boxing next month when the Californian takes on Elio Rojas at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The 28 year-old has lost a big chunk of his promising career due to a contract dispute with Top Rank but makes a welcome return to action in a bid to extend his 34-0 record as a professional.

Garcia shot to prominence in January 2013 when defeating Orlando Salido via eight round technical decision to claim the WBO featherweight belt before moving up ten months later to better Roman Martinez for the super featherweight version.

The younger brother of respected trainer Robert Garcia would fight only once more in a first defense of the strap against Juan Carlos Burgos two months later, in which Mikey won easily over the twelve round distance.


A fresh start looms for Garcia after the talented boxer signed a deal with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions brand to feature on the world title undercard to Leo Santa Cruz’s featherweight title clash with Carl Frampton.

WBA middleweight champion and mandatory to Gennady Golovkin, Danny Jacobs has also been added to the bill and will be pitted against an opponent to be named in the near future.

Women’s featherweight ruler Amando Serrano puts her WBO championship on the line against Calixta Silgado.