Pound for pound rated Mikey Garcia recently lost a unanimous points points decision to IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence in Texas.
Garcia was moving up in two weight categories to be fair to him. He was always going to be up against it against Errol Spence looking back on the fight.
Perhaps the only surprise in the bout was the way Spence both technically and physically won the contest with ease.
Before the fight the narrative being peddled my many was that Garcia was a technically more savvy operator than Spence with the latter being the bigger man who would win the fight on size alone.
The truth was however that Spence turned out to be both the better boxer and the more physically superior fighter.
Speaking to Fight Hype Garcia has now confirmed his next opponent will be against none other than Erik Morales in an exhibition bout:
“We just got confirmation for a few things. Big announcement. May 18th I will be having another boxing show here at the Rancho Cucamonga Ranch (RC Sports Center). It will be a professional boxing show where it will be a four round exhibition with living boxing legend Erik Morales. He and I will be stepping inside the ring doing a four round exhibition for all you guys.”
He later added that a portion of the card’s proceeds will go towards raising funds for a boxer who was recently shot to help with medical expenses:
“A portion of the proceeds will benefit a member of team Collunga. A guy at the gym who’s fought on some of the cards with me. If you’ve learned and listened to some of the news recently he was shot. Just a drive by shooting recently. A freak accident type of situation where he got hit. There’s a lot of expenses so we’re trying to put together fundraisers for him.”
It is understood that the card itself will be a full card of professional boxing with the main event being the only exhibition bout on the night between Garcia and the great Morales.
For those unfamiliar with Erik Morales’s work here’s a quick stroll down memory lane on one of the best all-time Mexican boxers:
As for Garcia’s next step into a pro boxing ring himself — expect it to come later in the year back down near his usual weight class of lightweight.
Mikey Garcia currently holds a pro boxing record of 39-1-30KO.