Robert Garcia Says He’s Hopeful Mikey Garcia Fights in December

It was a heart to heart, a family pow-wow, boxing style.

Robert Garcia, and dad Eduardo and little bro Mikey Garcia sat down, and put things on the table yesterday.

The time for messing around, for standing on principle on this issue, is over, big brother told little brother.

You are a fighter, and fighters fight, and God graced you with the sort of talent to the point that we think you could maybe beat Floyd Mayweather.

So, let’s stop this situation here, let’s get on the same page with the people who you need to get along with to get that boxing career back on track. You have the talent, and the window for guys like us, it’s not infinite, that was the message Robert put forth, and he thinks it was accepted.

Mikey Garcia is 34-0, he’s 26, he’s smack down in his athletic prime, and Garcia has been on the shelf, a self-imposed hiatus, as he’s battled promoter Top Rank over contractual terms, the length of the deal and the size of the paydays. He last fought in January, which is three years ago in this age, where time is skewed by the intensity of news cycles, if you are someone working in an entertainment business, as boxing is.

“We had a sit down, me, Mikey, my dad and I think we’re working things out, he’ll maybe fight in December and two or three times next year,” Robert Garcia told me. “He was told, we can’t be effing around.”

My take: Amen. Wisdom from big bro, a guy who’s been there, and done that, and comprehends fully that the window doesn’t stay open as long as it could for guys not named Hopkins or Mayweather. Here’s hoping common ground is found, and a talented¬† fightter is back where he belongs, in that ring.

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COMMENTS

-brownsugar :

Glad to hear it, I miss seeing one of the most technically correct boxers on the planet sitting on the splinter covered bench of pride and honor. Slowly eroding skills being sacrificed on the alter of principles will get you nothing but a footnote in the ledger of folly. And a pocket full of dust mites. I hear he's all but outgrown the super featherweight division. Can we see an instant classic between Mikey and the pride of Omaha? .....Terrence Crawford?..... Just saying'.


-The Shadow :

Glad to hear it, I miss seeing one of the most technically correct boxers on the planet sitting on the splinter covered bench of pride and honor.
Slowly eroding skills being sacrificed on the alter of principles will get you nothing but a footnote in the ledger of folly. And a pocket full of dust mites. I hear he's all but outgrown the super featherweight division. Can we see an instant classic between Mikey and the pride of Omaha? .....Terrence Crawford?..... Just saying'.
LOL, what's gotten into you lately?! Your mastery is making Hemingway look like El Dude! As far as Mikey is concerned, I think that's a #pipe dream. Al Haymon is being sued as we speak for supposedly whispering big promises and sweet-nothings in Mikey's ear Ying Yang style. ""Hey...Hey! How you doin' lil' shorty, let me whisper in your ear/Tell you something that you might like to hear... Got a nice easy, way for you to make major bank/All you gotta do is ditch Bob and Top Rank... Wait till you see my check...Wait till you see my check..."" He ain't fighting no time soon.


-brownsugar :

LOL, what's gotten into you lately?! Your mastery is making Hemingway look like El Dude! As far as Mikey is concerned, I think that's a #pipe dream. Al Haymon is being sued as we speak for supposedly whispering big promises and sweet-nothings in Mikey's ear Ying Yang style. ""Hey...Hey! How you doin' lil' shorty, let me whisper in your ear/Tell you something that you might like to hear... Got a nice easy, way for you to make major bank/All you gotta do is ditch Bob and Top Rank... Wait till you see my check...Wait till you see my check..."" He ain't fighting no time soon.
Lol ... We will find out shortly.


-Radam G :

Sorry! But Mikey is a fighter. And fighters fight. You cannot trust tsAH anyway. Just holla as the Cuban fighter that he promised deep pockets to and a fix up with an immigration problem. But all at once, tsAH double crossed him and double dumped him. I can name a long list of other pugs that this happened to, but I ain't in it. In the Boksing's "Garden of Pigilistic Eden," you can find tsAH in the "Forbidden Tree" whispering: "Got a nice, easy way for you to make major bank/All you gotta" is to become an arsehole...dishonest and a trick, start hating and fibbing on that old Jews for no d@mn reason, and I will give you an illusion of the big bucks. OMFG! I will admit that tsAH has frighten a lot of scribes. They won't come hard with the whole nine about his optical illusions working arse. How many pugs have he gotten to break their contacts and sign with him? And then he dump them. How many? That is what I thought! Too many! Mikey and Family Garcia are smart. They are paying that whispering-arse snake in the Forbidden Tree no attention. And are remaining in Pugilistic Eden with vast opportunities and mad moolah falling like raindrops. Holla!


-deepwater2 :

Sorry! But Mikey is a fighter. And fighters fight. You cannot trust tsAH anyway. Just holla as the Cuban fighter that he promised deep pockets to and a fix up with an immigration problem. But all at once, tsAH double crossed him and double dumped him. I can name a long list of other pugs that this happened to, but I ain't in it. In the Boksing's "Garden of Pigilistic Eden," you can find tsAH in the "Forbidden Tree" whispering: "Got a nice, easy way for you to make major bank/All you gotta" is to become an arsehole...dishonest and a trick, start hating and fibbing on that old Jews for no d@mn reason, and I will give you an illusion of the big bucks. OMFG! I will admit that tsAH has frighten a lot of scribes. They won't come hard with the whole nine about his optical illusions working arse. How many pugs have he gotten to break their contacts and sign with him? And then he dump them. How many? That is what I thought! Too many! Mikey and Family Garcia are smart. They are paying that whispering-arse snake in the Forbidden Tree no attention. And are remaining in Pugilistic Eden with vast opportunities and mad moolah falling like raindrops. Holla!
Mikey had a good run with Top Rank. Maybe he can repair the relationship. tsAH needs opponents for his fighters so he is signing opponents,they just don't know they are the b side of his equation yet. tsAH will issue the tsAH championship belt soon and pick the winner with a thumbs up or thumbs down hidden behind a two way mirror up in the stands. If tsAH puts on cards, like the showtime card on Saturday, on free TV more fans will decide to watch football or something else.


-Radam G :

Mikey had a good run with Top Rank. Maybe he can repair the relationship. tsAH needs opponents for his fighters so he is signing opponents,they just don't know they are the b side of his equation yet. tsAH will issue the tsAH championship belt soon and pick the winner with a thumbs up or thumbs down hidden behind a two way mirror up in the stands. If tsAH puts on cards, like the showtime card on Saturday, on free TV more fans will decide to watch football or something else.
Ditto dat! A lot of tsAH signees definitely are not realizing that they are B-side meat or tomato cans and marshmallows for the A-side wolves. There are no doubts that tsAH will indeed have a tsAH boxing tournament on regular television. Holla!