Ranking @ Welterweight
Born on December 15, 1987 in Ventura, California, Mikey Garcia is a hard-hitting boxer whose father trained Fernando Vargas. He started training early on and had a successful amateur career, starting with a bronze medal at the 2001 Junior Golden Gloves. He would go on to win gold in 2004.
Garcia made the jump to being a professional boxer on July 14, 2006 when he took on Domingo Herrera Mendoza. He cruised to a unanimous decision victory after four rounds. He showed off his power after that, knocking out Andrew Gannigan in the first round and Mario Franco in the second. His first match against an opponent who had won a fight was against Baladan Trevizo, who he knocked out in the first round.
He ended up putting together a streak of eight consecutive wins by KO or TKO, with none of those fights even going past the third round. Mikey Garcia wasn’t facing tough competition at the time, but he was getting the job done in dominant fashion and staying active.
It took him several years of taking out lesser competition before he got his first shot at a title. He had built up a record of 20-0, with the majority of those wins coming by stoppage. On April 3, 2010, he fought Tomas Villa for the USBA featherweight title, and he didn’t waste any time, winning the fight by TKO in the first round.
He followed that up with an eight-round unanimous decision victory over Pedro Navarrete. Next, he took out Cornelius Lock by TKO in the 11th round, and then defeated Olivier Lontchi by KO in the fifth round. That set him up for a shot at the NABF and WBO-NABO featherweight titles on March 26, 2011. He was 24-0 and taking on Matt Remillard, who was also undefeated at 23-0. Despite Remillard’s impressive record, he was no match for Garcia, who stopped him after 10 rounds.
Mikey Garcia was making a name for himself as a prospect on the rise, as he combined considerable punching power with technical skill, and he could even switch hit, going southpaw to open up new angles. He took a big step up in competition on January 19, 2013 when he fought Orlando Salido for the WBO and The Ring featherweight titles. He was clearly controlling the fight when he broke his nose because of an accidental head clash in the ninth round. It went to the scorecards, where he won a technical decision.
While Garcia stopped Juan Manuel Lopez in four rounds, he didn’t make weight and was stripped of his WBO title. He went up to junior lightweight and won the WBO title with a beautiful KO of Roman Martinez on November 9, 2013. After defending that belt once, he got in a contract dispute which kept him out of action for two-and-a-half years. He came back on July 30, 2016 and showed no signs of ring rust, stopping Elio Rojas by TKO in the fifth round. On January 28, 2017, he became a three-division champion when he won the WBC lightweight belt with a third-round KO of Dejan Zlaticanin.
What is Mikey Garcia's Record?
Mikey Garcia's record currently stands at 40 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws. Of those 40 wins he has stopped 30 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 75%. In his only defeat, he lost on the scorecards. He's boxed a total of 238 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 5.8 rounds on average.
What was Garcia's last fight?
Mikey Garcia's last fight took place against Jessie Vargas' on 29th Feb 2020, in Texas, United States. He won by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 1 year and 6 months ago.
How active is Mikey Garcia?
Garcia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.
Where is Mikey Garcia From?
Garcia was born in the United States.
How Old Is Mikey Garcia?
The welterweight is currently 33 years old. He was born on 15th December 1987, so he will turn 34 in 2 months and 18 days.
How long has Garcia been fighting?
Mikey Garcia made his professional debut in July 2006, so he has been a pro for 15 years and 2 months.
How good is Mikey Garcia?
Garcia is currently ranked 3rd by the WBO and 4th by the WBC at Welterweight.
How tall is Mikey Garcia?
Garcia is 5' 7" (5 Foot and 7 inches) which is 170cm (1 meter and 70 centimeters).
What is Garcia's Reach?
His reach is 68.1 inches (68.1") which is 173 cm (1 meter and 73 centimeters).
What stance does Mikey Garcia use?
Garcia fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.
What are some potential opponents for Mikey Garcia?
Some potential future fights for Garcia include Jorge Linares, Vasyl Lomachenko, Manny Pacquiao, Terence Crawford and Danny Garcia.
What will be Mikey Garcia's Next Fight?
Mikey Garcia is to face Sandor Martin next on Saturday 16th October 2021. The fight will take place at Chukchansi Park, California, United States. The card will be shown by DAZN Global in the UK, and DAZN in the United States.
How can I stream Mikey Garcia's Fights?
In the UK you stream Garcia's fight against Martin on DAZN UK.
In the US you can stream Mikey Garcia fight via DAZN.
What are some recent Mikey Garcia results?
Garcia has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Errol Spence Jr on 16th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Robert Easter Jr on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight and WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Going into that contest, he had beat Sergey Lipinets on 10th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas.
Before that, he had won against Adrien Broner on 29th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
He had beat Dejan Zlaticanin on 28th January 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
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Saturday, 16 October 2021
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