Following his impressive twelve round unanimous decision win over Adrien Broner Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, the undefeated WBC world lightweight champion Mickey Garcia is considering a potential fight with WBA/WBC world welterweight champion Keith Thurman if he cannot get a unification fight with Jorge Linares or showdown with Vasyl Lomachenko.
“I would do it,” Garcia said during the post-fight press conference. “And honestly, if it’s a good fight that the people, media and the network wanna discuss, I’m open to discussing that, too.
“He’s a great champion, a great fighter, you know, he’s a unified champion at welterweight. So that’d be a great matchup, a great accomplishment, a big challenge. But that’s what we want. That’s exactly the kind of fights that we want, you know, a big challenge. And if I wanna be remembered in the sport, you know, those are the fights that you’ve gotta take.”
“I could take easy fights, easier fights, you know, fighting top contenders, but fairly easier fights,” Garcia said. “But that really doesn’t do anything. The fans won’t recognize you, won’t remember you. You know? It’s not gone help build a legacy.” said Garcia.