If you read in between the lines, it’s looking, maybe, like we will be seeing Mikey Garcia back in the ring soon.
I texted the boxer to ask him, but didn’t hear back..
But the clues…If you see his Twitter feed, he’s talking as if it’s going to happen, like he’s going to glove up for the first time since January 2014.
I reached out to Top Rank, who has promoted 34-0 Mikey. Nope, nothing signed, I was told by a source there.
The Cali-based boxer has been rumored to have talked to a few promoters in the last year or so, so until we get word that he has signed paper with someone, it’s all really speculation. But what isn’t speculation is a willing candidate who’d like to welcome Garcia back to the fold.
Terence Crawford (26-0), the 2014 BWAA Fighter of the Year, would be happy to show Mikey what he has, or maybe hasn’t, been missing.
“If Mikey wants that butt kicking, tell him to come get it,” Crawford trainer/co-manager Brian McIntyre told me. The Nebraska based teacher continued. “Mikey can get that work!” He said he’s made some calls and asked around to parties that could help make a Crawford-Mikey tangle a reality, and has received some positive feedback from some peoples.
Frankly, I’d be surprised, pleasantly, if Garcia, a guy who hasn’t fought since January of 2014, hopped right back in the mix against a guy the caliber of Crawford. He’d be sure to receive blowback from armchair matchmakers…but if he believes in his mettle, and thinks he can shed rust and handle “Bud,” more power to him.
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