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The four-division world champion and future Hall of Famer says he's hungry for more straps as he prepares to return to the ring in 2021.
Fighting in front of hometown fans, IBF World Welterweight Champion turned in a sterling performance, winning a wide points verdict over a game Mikey Garcia on FOX PPV.
A classic battle between unbeaten pound for pound elites occurs Saturday night when IBF World Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr. faces four-division titlist Mikey Garcia in a blockbuster PBC on FOX PPV.
Mikey Garcia Fights
Win vs Jessie Vargas 29-3-2
Feb 29, 2020 • The Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Jessie Vargas by UD in Round 12 of 12
LOSS vs Errol Spence Jr. 27-0-0
Mar 16, 2019 • AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Errol Spence Jr. WINS against Mikey Garcia by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Robert Easter Jr. 23-1-1
Jul 28, 2018 • Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Mikey Garcia WINS against Robert Easter Jr. by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Sergey Lipinets 16-1-1
Mar 10, 2018 • THE FREEMAN COLISEUM, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Mikey Garcia WINS against Sergey Lipinets by UD in Round 12 of 12
WIN vs Adrien Broner 34-4-1
Jul 29, 2017 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Adrien Broner LOSES to Mikey Garcia by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Adrien Broner 34-4-1
Jul 29, 2017 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Adrien Broner by UD in Round 12 of 12
WIN vs Dejan Zlaticanin 24-2-0
Jan 28, 2017 • MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Dejan Zlaticanin LOSES to Mikey Garcia by KO in Round 3 of 12
Win vs Elio Rojas 24-3-0
Jul 30, 2016 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Mikey Garcia WINS against Elio Rojas by TKO in Round 5 of 10
Win vs Juan Carlos Burgos 30-1-2
Jan 25, 2014 • Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, New York, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Juan Carlos Burgos by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Juan Manuel Lopez 33-2-0
Jun 15, 2013 • American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Juan Manuel Lopez by TKO in Round 4 of 12
WIN vs Orlando Salido 40-11-2
Jan 19, 2013 • Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, New York, USA
Orlando Salido LOSES to Mikey Garcia by TD in Round 8 of 12
Win vs Jonathan Victor Barros 34-3-1
Nov 10, 2012 • Wynn Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Jonathan Victor Barros by TKO in Round 8 of 10
Win vs Mauricio Pastrana 35-16-2
Sep 01, 2012 • Arena TKT Box Tour, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Mikey Garcia WINS against Mauricio Pastrana by KO in Round 2 of 10
Win vs Bernabe Concepcion 30-5-1
Mar 10, 2012 • Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Mikey Garcia WINS against Bernabe Concepcion by TKO in Round 7 of 10
Win vs Juan Carlos Martinez 19-12-1
Oct 22, 2011 • Madison Square Garden WaMu Theater, New York, New York, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Juan Carlos Martinez by TKO in Round 4 of 10
Win vs Rafael Guzman 28-2-0
Jun 04, 2011 • Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Rafael Guzman by KO in Round 4 of 10
Win vs Matt Remillard 23-0-0
Mar 26, 2011 • Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Matt Remillard by RTD in Round 10 of 12
Win vs Olivier Lontchi 18-1-2
Dec 04, 2010 • Honda Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Olivier Lontchi by KO in Round 5 of 10
Win vs Cornelius Lock 19-5-1
Aug 14, 2010 • Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Cornelius Lock by TKO in Round 11 of 12
Win vs Pedro Navarrete 24-7-3
May 08, 2010 • La Feria de San Marcos , Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Mikey Garcia WINS against Pedro Navarrete by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Tomas Villa 22-6-5
Apr 03, 2010 • American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Tomas Villa by TKO in Round 1 of 12
Win vs Arturo Gomez 15-13-5
Jan 30, 2010 • Restaurante Arroyo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Mikey Garcia WINS against Arturo Gomez by TKO in Round 5 of 8
Win vs Yogli Herrera 22-10-0
Dec 19, 2009 • Beeghly Center, Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Yogli Herrera by KO in Round 3 of 8
Win vs Carlos Rivera 16-3-2
Aug 29, 2009 • Quick Trip Ballpark, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Carlos Rivera by TKO in Round 7 of 10
Win vs Anthony Napunyi 14-5-0
May 16, 2009 • Buffalo Bill's Star Arena, Primm, Nevada, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Anthony Napunyi by TKO in Round 3 of 10
Win vs Lucian Gonzalez 9-4-1
Feb 06, 2009 • Maywood Activity Center, Maywood, California, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Lucian Gonzalez by RTD in Round 5 of 8
Win vs Walter Estrada 34-6-0
Oct 31, 2008 • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Walter Estrada by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Jose Hernandez 11-6-1
Aug 02, 2008 • Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Jose Hernandez by TKO in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Jae Sung Lee 9-1-1
Jun 26, 2008 • Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Jae Sung Lee by TKO in Round 4 of 8
Win vs Robinson Castellanos 5-7-0
May 17, 2008 • Plaza Monumental, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Mikey Garcia WINS against Robinson Castellanos by TKO in Round 5 of 0
Win vs Jorge Ruiz 5-3-1
Feb 16, 2008 • MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Jorge Ruiz by TKO in Round 5 of 6
Win vs Manuel Sarabia 16-21-8
Sep 20, 2007 • Sagebrush Cantina, Calabasas, California, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Manuel Sarabia by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Reggie Sanders 12-40-4
Jul 13, 2007 • Congress Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Reggie Sanders by KO in Round 3 of 6
Win vs Carlos Zambrano 8-15-1
May 25, 2007 • Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Carlos Zambrano by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Steve Trumble 12-21-0
Apr 27, 2007 • Grand Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Steve Trumble by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Gabriel Rangel 2-0-1
Mar 09, 2007 • Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Gabriel Rangel by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Frankie Martinez 7-9-2
Jan 19, 2007 • Dodge Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Frankie Martinez by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Baladan Trevizo 4-9-6
Dec 08, 2006 • Florentine Gardens, El Monte, California, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Baladan Trevizo by KO in Round 1 of 0
Win vs Mario Franco 0-6-1
Sep 29, 2006 • Performing Arts Center, Oxnard, California, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Mario Franco by KO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Chad Andrew Gannigan 0-1-0
Aug 12, 2006 • Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Chad Andrew Gannigan by KO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Domingo Herrera Mendoza 0-3-0
Jul 14, 2006 • Quiet Cannon, Montebello, California, USA
Mikey Garcia WINS against Domingo Herrera Mendoza by PTS in Round 4 of 4
Mikey Garcia Bio
A husband and father with boxing in his DNA
Mikey Garcia and his wife of eight years, Fatima Garcia, have three children, the oldest being his daughter, Annjie, with two sons, Ryu and Django.
Mikey’s father and co-trainer, Eduardo, was a former amateur champion who later guided Fernando Vargas to a berth on the 1996 Olympics team and to become the youngest junior middleweight champion in history.
Mikey’s co-trainer Robert Garcia is a former professional fighter who earned a 130-pound title in March 1998, winning a unanimous decision over Harold Warren. Robert Garcia Jr. is also an assistant trainer in Mikey Garcia’s corner.
An accidental discovery
Boxing wasn’t necessarily going to be in Mikey’s future, but as a 14-year-old attending a show at a local gym, he stepped in as an adversary to a fighter who lacked an opponent for an exhibition.
The bug was planted from there for Garcia, who won his first 15 amateur fights and later the gold medal in the 2004 National Junior Golden Gloves Championships, the 2005 National Police Athletic League Championships, and made his professional debut as an 18-year-old with a decision over Domingo Herrera Mendoza in July 2006.
A 30-year-old boxer-puncher/counterpuncher, Garcia has long admired Floyd Mayweather Jr., and mostly eschewed what he considers to be the traditional Mexican “brawler” or “close quarters” style for a more cerebral Mayweather-like approach employing his defensive skills, power and range.
Garcia had won his first 20 fights—17 by knockout—by the time he graduated in January 2010 from The Ventura County Police and Sheriff’s Reserve Academy.
Garcia applied to the Sheriff’s department and spent six months there in classes, where he learned procedures on how to make arrests and search people, buildings and cars, before deciding to end his dream of becoming an attorney or a police officer in order to devote himself full-time to boxing.
The path toward stardom
At 23-0 with 19 KOs, Mikey won his 24th and 25th career bouts by stopping previously once-beaten Oliver Lontchi in the fifth round on December 4, 2010, and previously unbeaten Matt Remillard in the 10th round, flooring him three times in March 26, 2011.
Next was hard-punching Rafael Guzman, whom Garcia dropped and stopped in the fourth round June 4, 2011, igniting a run of four consecutive knockouts that would to lead to a definitive path toward stardom.
Garcia had a breakthrough performance on November 10, 2012, when he flattened Argentina’s rugged, former titleholder Jonathan Victor Barros in the eighth round, representing his eighth straight knockout victory and his 14th stoppage in 15 fights.
Barros was knocked out for the first time in his career after having lost his previous bout by unanimous decision to IBF junior lightweight titleholder Juan Carlos Salgado in August 18, 2012. Barros had split route-going bouts with former beltholder Celestino Caballero and gone the distance with unbeaten former featherweight titleholder Yuriorkis Gamboa, a Cuban Olympic gold medalist.
Two championships, two weight classes
Garcia earned the 126- and 130-pound titles in 10 months, doing so on January 19, 2013, and, November 9, 2013.
Garcia was next in action for the WBO featherweight championship in January 2013 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, earning the title with an eight-round technical decision over Orlando Salido, whom he dropped four times. Garcia followed Salido with a fourth-round knockout of left-handed ex-beltholder Juan Manuel Lopez on June 15, 2013, even as he lost the title on the scales, necessitating a rise into the 130-pound division.
Garcia’s junior lightweight debut required him to rise from a second-round knockdown to dethrone previously once-beaten WBO champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez by eighth-round knockout in November, 2013. Garcia stopped the Puerto Rican for the first time in his career, earning his second championship in as many different weight classes.
Having knocked out 10 of his previous 11 opponents, Garcia entered his first title defense against previously once-beaten two-time former title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos, who won a combined five rounds during a near shutout unanimous decision loss on January 25, 2014.
The king returns to the ring
Garcia ended a 26-month ring absence with a four-knockdown, fifth-round stoppage of former featherweight titleholder Elio Rojas in a 139-pound bout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on July 30, 2016, having been sidelined due to a legal battle with his promoter.
In succession, Garcia dethroned previously unbeaten 135-pound champion Dejan Zlaticanin by third-round knockout to become a three-division champion on January 28, 2017, dominated four-division champion Adrien Broner by 140-pound unanimous decision on July 29, 2017, and earned his fourth world championship in a different division with a one-knockdown, unanimous decision over previously unbeaten 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets on March 10, 2018.
CEMENTING HIS LEGEND
Garcia vacated the 140-pound title and returned to 135, for a unification bout against undefeated IBF counterpart Robert Easter Jr. on July 28, 2018, at The Staples Center in Los Angeles.
He cemented his pound-for-pound status by dropping Easter en route to a unanimous decision win, making him the unified 135-pound world champion.
ADJUSTING TO WELTERWEIGHT
Always one to seek out challenges, Garcia decided his next goal would be to conquer the 147-pound division. On March 16, 2019, he took on undefeated IBF World Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr. in the first ever PBC/FOX Sports pay-per-view.
A crowd of 47,525 packed AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to witness the battle of undefeateds. Garcia was game but Spence was at the top of his, shutting the courageous Garcia out on all three cards to win a 12-round unanimous decision. Final scores were 120-107 and 120-108 twice.
"He came out here with a good game plan and kept the distance at his favor," Garcia said afterward. "I couldn't get my rhythm going and he did what he had to do. I tried to make adjustments and he kept executing.”
Garcia bounced back with a 12-round unanimous over Jessie Vargas in February 2020. Garcia started slow before turning it on, dropping the gutty Vargas in the fifth and hurting him several other times to win by scores of 116-111, 116-111 and 114-113.