Mikey Garcia says Golden Boy wants multi-fight deal in order to fight Cotto and Linares
October 9, 2017
Danny Z (117 articles)

Mikey Garcia says Golden Boy wants multi-fight deal in order to fight Cotto and Linares

By Danny Z | Contributing Writer

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135 pound world champion Mikey Garcia recently stated on Twitter that conversations with Golden Boy Promotions were conducted for possible bouts with Miguel Cotto and Jorge Linares, but that Golden Boy wanted a multi-fight contract in order to make both opponents happen.

After Cotto, 36, made it known following his last bout that a December matchup will be his retirement fight, multiple names popped up — including Garcia — who is coming off a win over Adrien Broner back at the end of July. Linares (43-3, 27 KOs), who holds the WBA lightweight world title, was also on Garcia’s radar in what would end up being a unification fight. Both Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) and Linares currently fight under the Golden Boy banner, and Garcia has made it known, regardless if he’s fighting under the Showtime network, that he has no permanent promoter.

“GB (Golden Boy) won’t give me Cotto and Linares,” Garcia said on social media. “Want me to sign more fights to them.”

Garcia continued that he’ll just wait until the WBC officially orders the fight [with Linares] and that’s the way he’ll make it happen. As for Cotto, it’s being reported that he’ll end up facing fellow Golden Boy stablemate Sadam Ali, who would likely fight at junior middleweight for the first time in his career against Cotto.

Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) adds that he wants to fight in December, but it’s becoming difficult to land an opponent and a venue. His desire was, according to his social postings, to fight Cotto in December without any further commitment to future fights. As of this writing, no official announcement of a December fight for Garcia has been made, and it’s possible that he’ll have to wait until the first quarter of 2018 for his next matchup — whoever it may be.

(Feature photo: Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review Journal)



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