Pound-for-pound talent Mikey Garcia moves up to challenge Sergey Lipinets on March 10th, but says he could drop back down to Lightweight after the fight.
Garcia currently holds the WBC World Title at 135lbs, but has the chance become a four-weight World Champion if he defeats Lipinets in Texas.
"I think as of right now the best ideal weight for me is still the Lightweight division," he admitted on a recent conference call. "It's probably where I should be fighting. But I'm just taking on bigger challenges and that's why we're taking on Sergey Lipinets.
"I got a good feel for the division at 140lbs when I fought Adrien Broner last summer. I felt good, I felt comfortable in that weight class and that's why we're taking on Lipinets this time. So I still feel comfortable enough to fight at Junior-Welterweight. Sergey is a strong, natural 140-pounder but I feel comfortable enough being here," added the 30-year-old Mexican.
Lipinets (13-0, 10 KOs) won the IBF Super-Lightweight belt in November by defeating Akihiro Kondo via a unanimous decision, and now faces a tough assignment in his first defence.
Meanwhile, Garcia is chasing big fights against the likes of Jorge Linares, Vasyl Lomachenko and Terry Flanagan, but knows he can't overlook the heavy-handed Russian.
"I can't take Lipinets lightly at all. I know he's a tough, determined Champion and he sees this as a huge priority in turn. When he faces me, if he were to beat me, I'll start delivering for him. But I'm not looking at that, I'm focusing on winning," continued Garcia.
"I believe my skills and my boxing abilities are greater than what he brings and I'm just excited for the fight. I'm ready to get on and I think this will open up even bigger doors for me."
Flanagan, who fights for the vacant WBO World Super-Lightweight Title on April 14th, has called for a potential unification with Garcia later this year.
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