As of 2021, Mikey Garcia has had an illustrious boxing career so far. He has held multiple major world titles in four weight classes. Now, he will clash against Sandor Martin on October 16, 2021. Ahead of his upcoming bout, let's take a look at Garcia's journey to the boxing pinnacle.
Garcia made his professional boxing debut on July 14, 2006, against Herrera Mendoza, where he claimed a unanimous decision victory.
On January 19, 2013, Garcia defeated Orlando Salido via a unanimous technical decision (Garcia's nose broken from accidental head clash) to claim the WBO and the then-vacant The Ring featherweight titles.
On November 9, 2013, Garcia claimed a spectacular eight-round KO victory over Roman Martinez to claim the WBO junior lightweight title.
Garcia moved up a weight class and clashed against Dejan Zlaticanin for the WBC lightweight title on January 28, 2017. He won that bout via a dominating third-round KO.
On March 10, 2018, Garcia added another major title to his accolades by defeating Sergey Lipinets via a unanimous decision to claim the IBF junior welterweight title.
On July 18, 2018, Garcia defeated Robert Easter Jr. by unanimous decision to claim the IBF Lightweight title.
Garcia clashed against Errol Spence Jr. for his IBF welterweight title on March 16, 2019. In this war of two undefeated boxers, Garcia suffered his first-ever professional loss via unanimous decision. As of October 2021, it is his only professional loss.
Garcia wasted no time and immediately bounced back after suffering his first professional loss against Spence Jr. He defeated Jessie Vargas via a unanimous decision in his last bout on February 29, 2020.