Trainer Says Mikey Garcia Will Fight in May-June Regardless of Manny Pacquiao

April 6, 2021 5:30 pm

For a long time, the sturdy welterweight Mikey Garcia has expressed his interest in fighting Manny Pacquiao. He wishes to establish his legacy in the stacked 147-pound division, and this is principally why he’s rooting for a fight with the Filippino Senator.

But the probability of Garcia fighting Pacquiao seems to diminish by the moment as the latter is in talks to battle Terence Crawford.

Recently, Garcia’s trainer, Robert Garcia, spoke on the same with Fight Hub TV.

He said, “I know that he wants to fight in May or June. And if it’s against Pacquiao or not, he’ll be fighting so. If it’s not Pacquiao, he will fight somebody else. But it will be sometime in late May or June.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

‘Pacman’ didn’t compete for the whole of 2020. And now his promotion is looking to stage a massive title fight between the latter and the WBO welterweight champ, Terence Crawford.

The fight between the duo is being targeted for June this year. That said, Mikey Garcia might rank last in the contention to face Pacquiao because of the pertaining scenario.

Consequently, in his above statement, Robert Garcia cleared that the 33-year-old will take anyone else in line if the ‘Pacman’ fight doesn’t come to fruition.

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Mikey Garcia vs Manny Pacquiao – will this fight happen by 2021 end?

The Filippino Senator might undeniably be in the final stepping of his career. Inasmuch, he’s looking to stage colossal fights to make his already decorated boxing resume even more captivating.

Citing the same, if Pacquiao fights Terence Crawford by June, then he might be open to contend with anyone for year-end.

But the chances of him fighting Mikey Garcia look pretty slim. Because there was no tremendous interest from the veteran’s corner to battle out Garcia earlier as well.

Yet, it’ll be interesting to see how things shape up for the duo in the coming few months. Garcia will be keen to take on ‘Pacman’ but even if he doesn’t get his hands on the latter, he’ll look for another rugged challenge for sure.

Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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. Chauhan explores and analyses a sport he has been following ever since Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte engaged in a duel in 2015. He adores old-school punchers like Manny Pacquiao, as well as modern-day greats such as 'The Gypsy King'. In his downtime, he engages in rigorous workouts to cater to his love for fitness.

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