34-0 star Mikey Garcia has named Terry Flanagan as a potential opponent as he makes his long-awaited ring return on July 30th against Elio Rojas.
Garcia has previously claimed titles at feather and super-featherweight, and now he’s looking to become a three-weight World Champ with a crack at the WBO king Terry Flanagan, who next defends his title against Mzonke Fana in Cardiff on July 16th.
Speaking to Premier Boxing Champions, Garcia, 28, said a fight with Mancunian ace Flanagan could be on the cards after his bout against Rojas.
"For this fight, we’ll be at somewhere around 135lbs, 136, no higher than 140. I do want to fight for the title at 135, maybe against Terry Flanagan, then fight for a title at 140. I want this one fight before going after a title. I’m ready."
Garcia last fought in January 2014 at Madison Square Garden when he took a UD win over Juan Carlos Burgos and has since spent over two years out of the ring following a legal battle with his promoter. The Oxnard, California resident returns to New York, this time at The Barclays Center, where he faces 24-2 Rojas in a 10-round tune-up.
After turning pro in 2006, Garcia has amassed a perfect 34-0 record with 28 KO's, including eye-catching wins over Juan Manuel Lopez, Rocky Martinez and Orlando Salido.