Mikey Garcia & Danny Garcia In Talks For August Fight
Mikey Garcia is looking to bounce back from his first pro loss by staying at welterweight and going against one of the toughest challenges not only at 1147-pounds, but in the sport.
Per Mike Coppinger, fresh off a unanimous decision loss to Errol Spence Jr. in March, the California boxer is in “advanced” talks with former world champion Danny Garcia for a showdown this August.
Mikey Garcia is looking for a road map to a historic fifth world title in as-many weight classes, and a win over the former welterweight champion, Garcia, can be the right move to earn him a shot later this year or in 2020.
SOURCES: Mikey Garcia and Danny Garcia are in advanced talks for a welterweight fight that would take place in August at Staples Center and a deal isn’t far off. One possible date is Aug. 31, and it’s being discussed as a PBC on FOX PPV
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) May 14, 2019
Danny Garcia, who held the WBC version of the title from 2016-2017 is coming off a knockout victory over Adiran Granados, with many thinking the Philadelphia native would be in-line for a fight with WBA “regular” welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.
Now, Pacquiao is fighting Keith Thurman for Thurman’s WBA “super” welterweight crown, while Errol Spence Jr and Shawn Porter are near a deal for a welterweight unification match for this Summer as well, making Garcia-Garcia the biggest fight for either man in the 147-pound weight class.