Mikey Garcia Is in Talks to Confront Regis Prograis at 140-Pounds

Published 07/02/2021, 6:30 AM EDT


Mikey Garcia ranks among the top pound-for-pound fighters at present. He has made a solid impact in every weight class he’s stepped in. However, as his stint at the welterweight landscape didn’t quite go as planned, it is primarily why he’s looking to return to his old elite weight class, super-lightweight.

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Garcia’s team is also in advanced talks to stage his fight against the ex-champ, Regis Prograis. Speaking to ESPN, the Californian boxer shared his notions on his move to 140-pounds. He also spoke about the prospect of facing ‘Rougarou’.

“I definitely feel better at 140 (pounds)…I think it’s a great matchup for a few reasons being that he’s an aggressive fighter, he’s accomplished, former world champion and he’s also hungry to regain that position and have a big victory.”

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“I want to get back, I want to do big things, I want to be able to challenge for a world title again and be a world champion so I think those are the elements that make it a great matchup,” he said.

Garcia hung around the welterweight landscape for a considerable while and he even earned a title shot against Errol Spence Jr. After a high-voltage 12-round tussle, the 33-year-old ended up capitulating to his first-ever pro-boxing loss.

Despite that, he kept going and strengthened his resume in his next fights. But one fight that Garcia and his team truly wanted was the bout against Manny Pacquiao. Unfortunately, this fight couldn’t reach fruition as ‘Pacman’ and his team didn’t really show any interest in the same.

Will Mikey Garcia find some success in the 140-pound roster?

In his illustrious boxing run, Mikey Garcia has shifted weight classes frequently. He has always shown his cosmic intent to win.

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A few years back, he solely focused on his run at the super-lightweight roster and confronted many bigwigs. Citing that, Garcia would be absolutely comfortable in reclaiming his position at the peak of this weight class. Josh Taylor currently sits atop the mountain.

The fans and fighters will be extremely keen to see how he fares in his fresh run at 140 lbs. How do you envisage Garcia performing at super-lightweight? Will he really share the ring with Regis Prograis?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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