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PRITTY Left Hook: Why Mikey Garcia Is The Realest Man In Boxing

Mikey Garcia has always shown that he has the cojones for combat sports, willingly accepting all challengers.

Mikey Garcia has always shown that he has the cojones for combat sports, willingly accepting all challengers. 

So it should be no surprise that Garcia not only called out the reigning IBF welterweight champion, Errol Spence but that he is confident in his abilities.

On November 13th, FOX Sports and Premier Boxing Champions today announced eight televised world title fights in the first three months of the new deal, featuring eight world champions and more than two dozen of the world’s best boxers going toe-to-toe.

The schedule includes five world-class boxing fight nights live on FOX and FOX Deportes, four more on FS1 and FOX Deportes, and the first FOX PBC Pay-Per-View in March 2019. 


Garcia has been publicly calling out Errol Spence since he decided to step up into the money-heavy, welterweight division. Immediately, the world collectively gasped at the audacity of a guy who looks too small to challenge one of the biggest welterweights in the world. However, Mikey Garcia has always stepped to the plate to fight his own battles and is usually successful in these endeavors.


Former featherweight and junior lightweight titlist Mikey Garcia and career-long promoter Top Rank were locked in a dispute over his promotional contract, but have reached a settlement, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said Thursday.

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Garcia (34-0, 28 KOs), unhappy over his purses, which had been increasing to career-high six-figure levels fight after fight, eventually sued Top Rank in 2014 to get out of the agreement, and the parties reached an agreement and Garcia aligned with advisor Al Haymon.

He has fought five times since in a way that’s indicative of what’s possible for him in the years ahead.


1) Tune-up TKO of Elio Rojas.

2) Snagged lightweight belt in the old division by knocking out Dejan Zlaticanin.


3) and 4) Moved up to super lightweight, beating Adrien Broner and Sergey Lipinets, securing two belts in that division. 

Mikey Garcia became the 10th lightweight champion to unify the division with a unanimous decision against Robert Easter Jr. on July 28th. 

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the
PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider’s take featuring the world’s biggest names.