Mikey Garcia: ‘I know that I have the possibility to be the biggest star in boxing like a Floyd Mayweather’

LOS ANGELES (December 18, 2017) – Undefeated three-division world championMikey Garcia and unbeaten IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Sergey Lipinets went face-to-face for the first time Monday at a press conference in Los Angeles to discuss their main event showdown on Saturday, Feb. 10 live on SHOWTIME (10:15 p.m. ET/PT). The matchup of top-5 ranked junior welterweights will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and is presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Garcia is establishing himself as a star in the sport of boxing. Garcia believes if he continues to win fights he can be as big as Floyd Mayweather:

“I know that I have the possibility to be the biggest star in boxing like a Floyd Mayweather, and I think I’m on track to accomplish that,” Garcia said. “I don’t see a lot of guys in the sport with the resume of accomplishments that I have. I’m going to continue take on the best and beat my opponents convincingly.”

Garcia has a long way to go to be considered in Mayweather’s class, but he is a very talented fighter. For anybody to have the conversation about Garcia and Mayweather, Garcia needs to beat Lipinets on February 10.

Photos from Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

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