Mikey Garcia needs to skip 130 and go straight to 135

garcia54By Dan Ambrose: Former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) had a couple of excuses for why he couldn’t make weight for his fight against Juan Manuel Lopez. Garcia started out by saying he was sick for a number of days, and then he later mentioned that his diet wasn’t good for the fight.

Mikey said he would be moving up in weight to super featherweight on a trial basis, but I think he’s kidding himself. It’s time for Mikey to move up to lightweight [135]. If he’s struggling this bad to make 126, then it’s clearly time for him to make the move to skip super featherweight and go straight to lightweight.

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Mikey Garcia says he’s moving to super featherweight as an experiment

garcia515By Chris Williams: Fresh off his impressive 4th round TKO win last night against Juan Manuel Lopez (33-3, 30 KO’s) in Dallas, Texas, former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) says he’s planning on moving up to the super featherweight [130 lbs] as an experiment to see how he feels in this weight class.

If he does well at this weight, Mikey will stay. If not, then he plans on working on his diet and coming back down to 126 lbs.

Mikey said this to HBO about his plans: “I still think I can fight at the featherweight limit. With the proper training and proper diet, I feel like I can still do it. I got a little sick. I’m sure a lot of fighters go through that too, and that is probably the reason why I had problems making weight.

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Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Manuel Lopez: When fighters don’t make weight

garcia564By Gerardo Granados: Former WBO featherweight belt holder Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) defeated former two-division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (33-3, 30 KO’s) last night in Dallas, Texas, but was it a fair match up? If you train hard and control your food intake you will make the division weight limit; on times it will take a tremendous effort and on a couple of times it might weakened you to the point that your performance at the fight will be affected. But what happens when due pressure of money issues, television arrangements or the hunger of a brave fighter it is allowed to a fighter to take only two pounds of weight advantage?

Mikey Garcia didn’t just fail to make the weight division limit but also chose not to try and take off the weight after a certain point.

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End Of The Road For Juanma? Good Fight For Mikey!

lopez543By Adrian Alvarez Jr.: In what was a much quicker bout than I thought it would be, Mikey Garcia used his great counter punching and boxing ability to defeat Juan Manuel Lopez by a 4th round TKO tonight at the America Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Despite failing to make the weight last Friday, Mikey showed why he’s unbeaten in dominating Lopez with counter punching, jabs and power shots. He knocked Lopez down twice in the fight.

With this win, Mikey is ready to move up and take bigger fight.

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Mikey too big for Juanma; beats him with size

garcia55By Dan Ambrose: You’ve got to feel a little bit sorry for Juan Manuel Lopez (33-3, 30 KO’s) tonight after his 4th round TKO loss to the much heavier looking Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) in Dallas, Texas. Mikey had failed to make weight the day earlier in giving up his WBO featherweight title on the scales.

It looked like Mikey had decided to either win the fight on size or lose the fight by making weight. Mikey chose to win, and he came in over the limit. I wish there was a scale to put Mikey on as he entered the ring because he looked at least 15-20 pounds heavier to me compared to Juanma. There was no way Juanma could beat a fighter as big as Mikey is; it wasn’t going to happen.

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Mikey Garcia stops Juanma; Crawford defeats Sanabria

garcia4543By Jim Dower: Fighting without his WBO title that he lost on the scales last Friday, Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) had an easy time stopping former two division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (33-3, 30 KO’s) in the 4th round on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center, in Dallas, Texas, USA. Garcia knocked Lopez down with a nice right hand in the 2nd.

In the 4th round, Mikey nailed a desperate Juanma with a left hook to the head that dropped him on the canvas. The fight was then halted by Raphael Ramos at 1:35 of the round.

Lopez was jabbing continuously in the first two rounds, and he finally realized in the 2nd that he couldn’t stay on the outside and have any chance of winning. Late in the 2nd, Lopez begin to press the attack but then walked into a right hand that knocked him down.

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Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Manuel Lopez tonight on HBO in Dallas, Texas

292696_10151892329598243_926617020_nBy Dan Ambrose: Juan Manuel Lopez (33-2, 30 KO’s) is in a tough situation tonight against what will likely be a lot heavier Mikey Garcia (31-0, 26 KO’s) in their fight that will be televised by HBO at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Mikey, 25, lost his World Boxing Organization 126 lb. featherweight title after coming in 2 pounds over the limit yesterday at the weigh-in.

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Mikey Garcia 2 lbs. overweight; Juanma makes weight

By Dan Ambrose: WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (31-0, 26 KO’s) came in 2 whole pounds over the 126 lb. weight limit during today’s weigh-in for his first title defense against Juan Manuel Lopez (33-2, 30 KO’s) on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

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Garcia-Lopez: Last chance for Juanma?

lopez56By Eric Thomas: This Saturday night Juan Manuel Lopez (33-2, 30 KO’s) will be stepping inside the ring with WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (31-0, 26 KO’s) at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

This is probably the biggest fight that the 29-yer-old Juanma could get right now, but it’s also one of the most dangerous ones for him because he’s lost two out of his last five fights and he looks like a shell of his former self.

Mikey Garcia is a dangerous puncher and an excellent counter puncher. He’s a nightmare fighter for someone like Lopez, who was beaten twice by Mikey victim Orlando Salido. Lopez took beatings both times in those fights and looked pretty well beaten both times.

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