Mikey Garcia’s Losses: Who Has Defeated Him?

Published 10/16/2021, 8:31 PM EDT


Multi-weight world champion Mikey Garcia has been near-flawless in his professional boxing career. The 5’6” orthodox puncher, relying on his long list of wins, is now on track to bag another world title in the welterweight division. Hence, the other welterweight fighters will look to craft a game plan to stop him in his tracks. That said, they have only one professional fight to look at in order to get some insights into how to stop Mikey.

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In 41 fights, Mikey Garcia has only lost once. The loss came against an absolute great of today’s era, which delayed his plans of becoming a welterweight world champion. It also ended his unbeaten run, which was shocking for the entire world. Following his win over Robert Easter Jr. for the lightweight world titles in 2018, Mikey Garcia shifted to 147 lbs in March 2019.

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The decision, however, cost him his unbeaten tag, as he came across ‘Truth’ Errol Spence Jr. The clash between two undefeated stars saw Errol Spence Jr. have the last laugh. However, Garcia had nothing to be ashamed of. Despite falling short, he was on his feet till the final bell.

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It was a lopsided affair in favor of ‘The Truth’. He landed clean punches, jabs, and hooks throughout the night. While Mikey Garcia saw a few moments of success, they were too bleak to tout him as the superior puncher. After a 12-round war, the judges awarded the win to Errol Spence Jr. by a unanimous decision of 120-107, 120-108, 120-108.

The other losses of Mikey Garcia

Apart from Errol Spence Jr, three more boxers had beaten Garcia in his amateur days. Unlike his other contemporaries, Mikey Garcia had a short-lived amateur career. Froom 2004-2006, the American pugilist had fought 12 times, winning 9 of them and losing three. Mikey Garcia had begun his amateur career with a loss against Darnel Jiles Jr. in 2004 via PTS.

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February 26, 2020; Frisco, TX, USA; Mikey Garcia portrait session during the Mikey Garcia vs Jessie Vargas fight week. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA

He then scored four wins before losing to Diego Magdaleno via SD next year. Subsequently, Garcia bagged 5 more wins before his final amateur loss to Terence Crawford in 2006.

The journey of ups and downs had prepared Garcia for a long career. And a move to the professional chain saw him attain all the success he deserved.

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Do you remember any of Garcia’s amateur defeats?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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