Mikey Garcia is returning to the ring on Oct. 16.
The previous four-division titleholder gained’t be going through Manny Pacquiao, Josh Taylor or Regis Prograis, high-profile potential opponents to whom he has been linked. As a substitute, he’ll face comparatively obscure Sandor Martin in Fresno, Calif. (DAZN).
No less than he’ll be combating once more after a 20-month layoff. And, after all, larger fights are inside his grasp.
“I’m very excited to get again within the ring and provides my followers one other night time to recollect,” Garcia stated. “I’m trying ahead to seeing everybody on October 16 in Fresno – it’s going to be a terrific night time of boxing.”
Garcia (40-1, 30 KOs) final fought in February of final yr, when he defeated Jessie Vargas by a transparent choice.
That adopted a shutout loss to 147-pound titleholder Errol Spence Jr. in March 2019, Garcia’s first setback. He has fought solely twice – Spence and Vargas – since he outpointed Robert Easter in July 2018.
Garcia, 33, was as soon as a number one candidate to combat Manny Pacquiao however the Filipino icon ended up combating 147-pound titleholder Yordenis Ugas, who defeated him by a choice final month.
Martin (38-2, 13 KOs) has gained 9 consecutive fights since he misplaced a choice to Anthony Yigit in 2017. He has neither confronted anybody close to Garcia’s means nor fought exterior of Europe.
The 28-year-old is from Barcelona, Spain.
“I’m so excited for this chance,” Martin stated. “The game of boxing brings me the prospect to vary my life. There will probably be a earlier than and after for everybody on this combat.”