Mikey Garcia has the goods to be an all time great!
By Hector Gonzalez: I’m going to say right now, Mikey Garcia is going to be an all time great and there is nothing that the haters can do about it. A seasoned boxing aficionado, one that knows what to look for, should be able to see the goods in this kid and it’s my personal opinion that Mikey is the top prospect in boxing at the moment.
Here are things that I see in Mikey that make him stand out above the rest. Lets look at Victor Ortiz for example, Victor Ortiz was and, in my opinion, still is a great prospect. Ortiz’s downfall though is his footwork, as from the beginning it was notable that he was not able to fight walking backwards or from angles. Mikey doesn’t seem to have that problem, Mikey’s footwork are always in position and shows greatly in his countering ability as he is always in position to counter.
Another example is Adrian Broner who in my opinion still hasn’t fully sold me. The main criticism I have for Adrien Broner is that he doesn’t have great waist moment to be fighting from a shoulder roll stance. Adrian Broner is hittable both to the head and body because he is not able to move his waist quick enough. Mickey Garcia doesn’t have the problem, for a young fighter he is very difficult to hit.
I predict that Mikey Garcia will stop Juan Manuel Lopez in devastating fashion. I also predict that Juan Manuel Lopez will not be able to land a significant punch on Garcia.
Like all fighters, Mikey needs to work his way up to the main fights, and rightfully so. To deny his ability is naïve, to say that he is not made of greatness is a lie.
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