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Mickey Garcia to trade lightweight for welterweight to seek fifth title

Mickey Garcia to trade lightweight for welterweight to seek fifth title

American Mickey Garcia, lightweight champion of the World Council of Boxing (WBC), announced on Tuesday that he will rise to the welterweight division of the International Federation (IBF) dominated by his compatriot Errol Spence undefeated, to reach the fifth title of his career.

«These types of fights will define my name and place in the boxing. Champions are always remembered who take on great challenges, those who take risks, and that’s what I’m going to do, “Garcia said at a conference in Mexico City.

«I am going to move up in the division and it will be a great challenge. I want to face a champion like Spence since that will allow me to show that I am a great fighter, “he added.

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Spence, 28, has 24 wins, 21 before the limit.

“It will be a dangerous fight for me, but I feel capable and I think I can win,” Garcia said.

The American of Mexican descent and whose record without defeats is summarized in 39 wins, 30 before the limit, received his champion belt this day from the president of the Council, Mauricio Sulaimán.

While his father Eduardo and his brother Robert García, his current coaches, received a tribute from the WBC in the traditional Plaza Garibaldi.

In his last fight, García, who is undefeated in 39 fights, defeated American Robert Easter Jr in Los Angeles by unanimous decision in 12 rounds, to sign up as double lightweight champion versions WBC and International Federation of Boxing (FIB). EFE / PHOTO OF )

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