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What’s Next For Mikey Garcia?

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That was bad. Real bad. Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) wasn’t expected to beat Errol Spence Jr. (25-0, 21 KOs), but many believed he could make it competitive.

That just wasn’t the case. Garcia wasn’t stopped, but he was dominated for 12 rounds.

No one expected Garcia to lose every single round, but he did. Even with that terrible loss, Garcia is a great fighter.

The options he has for his next fight are still a mile long. It’s time to dissect which fighters he should be aiming for next.


Danny Garcia

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Mikey Garcia was badly outclassed by Errol Spence Jr., but that doesn’t mean he can’t compete in the division. He just needs a more favorable matchup.

Danny Garcia (34-2, 20 KOs) isn’t a walk in the park, but he also isn’t the monster that Spence Jr is either. Remember Danny started off his career at 140 so he isn’t a big Welterweight.

It would be a big win for either man. If Mikey decides to stay at Welterweight then let’s give him another shot at a big fight.


Vasiliy Lomachenko

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Many view Mikey Garcia’s foray into the Welterweight division as a failure and rightfully so.

There’s just no sugar coating it, he looked awful. With that being said, he is still a pound-for-pound level fighter and four division champion. He also holds the WBC title in the Lightweight division.

Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) is believed to be the best boxer in the world. Garcia is viewed as the one man that can defeat the current version of Lomachenko.

Garcia was completely out of his element at Welterweight, but should he decide to move back down in weight let’s not forget that he has been dominant. Lomachenko vs. Garcia is still a huge fight that everyone wants to see. The time is now.


Thulani Mbenge

Frennie Shivambu

Who? My thoughts exactly.

Thulani Mbenge is 15-0 and has 12 knockouts to his name. He’s actually beaten some solid competition in Miguel Vazquez and Diego Chaves. What is the point in Garcia taking on someone that is completely unknown? Mbenge currently holds the IBO Welterweight title, that’s why.

Following his loss, Garcia still believes he will become a champion at 147 pounds. Considering all of the other current champions would have a considerable advantage over him it would only make sense for Garcia to target Mbenge.

It’s a fight that would excite no one, but it would give Garcia the opportunity to claim his fifth division “title.”

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