Feature | Mar 13 2018

Can Mikey Garcia emulate Floyd Mayweather?

Kenneth Bouhairie considers how Mikey Garcia is carving out a legacy
Mikey Garcia
fight night-0039  |  Amanda Westcott/Showtime

MIKEY GARCIA will break Floyd Mayweather’s records!” exclaimed Ringstar Sports CEO Richard Schaefer prior to the Garcia-Sergey Lipinets bout.

That’s unlikely, but Garcia is carving out his own impressive legacy. A raucous crowd of 7,805 packed Freeman Coliseum to watch him add a fourth world title in as many divisions with a unanimous decision over Lipinets.

Garcia joins Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez as the only modern era fighters to win titles at 126, 130, 135 and 140lbs. Ring accomplishments however, aren’t enough to transcend the sport.