In a conference call with the Martes a Café weekly presser, WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia audaciously states he ready to invade the welterweight division and fight Unbeaten champion Errol Spence Jr.
“I am very happy about the victory I had last Saturday. A difficult opponent but after a few rounds of study, I found the rhythm.
“We were aware that with a tall fighter I must work differently. The audience was very happy and that’s what’s important.
“Today that chapter is closed. My new objective is to face Errol Spence Jr. before the end of the year. Many tell me that he is a very dangerous opponent but those are the fights that I am looking for!
“I know I can fight at 147 pounds without giving significant advantages away. But I consider that the greater the risk the greater the glory.
“I have proved myself as one of the best champions of today so I do not have to wait for anyone. Lomachenko has turned me around many times and at this point in my career I can not stop, it’s my moment and I want to make history.”
Of a possible fight against Linares, Garcia said that Jorge did not accept the purse that was offered at the time and even took a fight for another organization, so he is not interested.