Mikey Garcia

Mikey Garcia

RECORD

39 - 0 - 0

KOs

30

Weight 135 lbs (61.36 kg)

Age 31

Home Moreno Valley, California,

Complete Stats

After a lengthy legal battle, Mikey Garcia quickly re-established himself as one of the world's top boxers adding both a 135- and 140-pound championship to his trophy case. Read Bio

Next Fight / Mar 16, 2019


Mikey Garcia vs Errol Spence Jr.


AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Latest News

Mikey Garcia News
PBC Boxing Video
Dec 5, 2018 / Charlo vs Monroe, Charlo vs Harrison, Spence vs Garcia, Jermall Charlo, Jermell Charlo, Willie Monroe Jr., Tony Harrison, Errol Spence Jr., Mikey Garcia

PBC on FOX series is re-introducing boxing to a broad national audience

More than 50 million college and pro football fans watching FOX last weekend viewed the upcoming promos for the December 22 and March 16 fight cards.

PBC Boxing Video
Dec 3, 2018 / Spence vs Garcia, Mikey Garcia

Mikey Garcia watches highest-rated Thursday night game in NFL history

Four-division champion appears at Dallas Cowboys-New Orleans Saints game at AT&T Stadium—the site of his March 16 FOX PPV showdown vs Errol Spence Jr.

Fights

Mikey Garcia Fights

Win vs Robert Easter Jr. 21- 1 - 0

Jul 28, 2018 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Robert Easter Jr.RR by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Sergey Lipinets 13-1

Mar 10, 2018 THE FREEMAN COLISEUM, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Sergey LipinetsSS by UD in Round 12 of 12

Jul 29, 2017 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Adrien BronerAA LOSES to Mikey GarciaMM by UD in Round 12 of 12

Jan 28, 2017 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas

Dejan ZlaticaninDD LOSES to Mikey GarciaMM by KO in Round 3 of 12

Win vs Elio Rojas

Jul 30, 2016 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Elio RojasEE by TKO in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Juan Carlos Burgos 30-1-2

Jan 25, 2014 Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, New York, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Juan Carlos BurgosJJ by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Juan Manuel Lopez 33-2-0

Jun 15, 2013 American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Juan Manuel LopezJJ by TKO in Round 4 of 12

WIN vs Orlando Salido 40-11-2

Jan 19, 2013 Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, New York, USA

Orlando SalidoOO LOSES to Mikey GarciaMM by TD in Round 8 of 12

Win vs Jonathan Victor Barros 34-3-1

Nov 10, 2012 Wynn Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Jonathan Victor BarrosJJ by TKO in Round 8 of 10

Win vs Mauricio Pastrana 35-16-2

Sep 01, 2012 Arena TKT Box Tour, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Mauricio PastranaMM by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Bernabe Concepcion 30-5-1

Mar 10, 2012 Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Bernabe ConcepcionBB by TKO in Round 7 of 10

Win vs Juan Carlos Martinez 19-12-1

Oct 22, 2011 Madison Square Garden WaMu Theater, New York, New York, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Juan Carlos MartinezJJ by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Rafael Guzman 28-2-0

Jun 04, 2011 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Rafael GuzmanRR by KO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Matt Remillard 23-0-0

Mar 26, 2011 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Matt RemillardMM by RTD in Round 10 of 12

Win vs Olivier Lontchi 18-1-2

Dec 04, 2010 Honda Center, Anaheim, California, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Olivier LontchiOO by KO in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Cornelius Lock 19-5-1

Aug 14, 2010 Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Cornelius LockCC by TKO in Round 11 of 12

Win vs Pedro Navarrete 24-7-3

May 08, 2010 La Feria de San Marcos , Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Pedro NavarretePP by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Tomas Villa 22-6-5

Apr 03, 2010 American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Tomas VillaTT by TKO in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Arturo Gomez 15-13-5

Jan 30, 2010 Restaurante Arroyo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Arturo GomezAA by TKO in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Yogli Herrera 22-10-0

Dec 19, 2009 Beeghly Center, Youngstown, Ohio, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Yogli HerreraYY by KO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Carlos Rivera 16-3-2

Aug 29, 2009 Quick Trip Ballpark, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Carlos RiveraCC by TKO in Round 7 of 10

Win vs Anthony Napunyi 14-5-0

May 16, 2009 Buffalo Bill's Star Arena, Primm, Nevada, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Anthony NapunyiAA by TKO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Lucian Gonzalez 9-4-1

Feb 06, 2009 Maywood Activity Center, Maywood, California, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Lucian GonzalezLL by RTD in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Walter Estrada 34-6-0

Oct 31, 2008 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Walter EstradaWW by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Jose Hernandez 11-6-1

Aug 02, 2008 Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Jose HernandezJJ by TKO in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Jae Sung Lee 9-1-1

Jun 26, 2008 Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Jae Sung LeeJJ by TKO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Robinson Castellanos 5-7-0

May 17, 2008 Plaza Monumental, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Robinson CastellanosRR by TKO in Round 5 of 0

Win vs Jorge Ruiz 5-3-1

Feb 16, 2008 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Jorge RuizJJ by TKO in Round 5 of 6

Win vs Manuel Sarabia 16-21-8

Sep 20, 2007 Sagebrush Cantina, Calabasas, California, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Manuel SarabiaMM by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Reggie Sanders 12-40-4

Jul 13, 2007 Congress Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Reggie SandersRR by KO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Carlos Zambrano 8-15-1

May 25, 2007 Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Carlos ZambranoCC by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Steve Trumble 12-21-0

Apr 27, 2007 Grand Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Steve TrumbleSS by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Gabriel Rangel 2-0-1

Mar 09, 2007 Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Gabriel RangelGG by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Frankie Martinez 7-9-2

Jan 19, 2007 Dodge Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Frankie MartinezFF by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Baladan Trevizo 4-9-6

Dec 08, 2006 Florentine Gardens, El Monte, California, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Baladan TrevizoBB by KO in Round 1 of 0

Win vs Mario Franco 0-6-1

Sep 29, 2006 Performing Arts Center, Oxnard, California, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Mario FrancoMM by KO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Chad Andrew Gannigan 0-1-0

Aug 12, 2006 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Chad Andrew GanniganCC by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Domingo Herrera Mendoza 0-3-0

Jul 14, 2006 Quiet Cannon, Montebello, California, USA

Mikey GarciaMM WINS against Domingo Herrera MendozaDD by PTS in Round 4 of 4

Stats

Mikey Garcia

  • WINS 39
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 30

Weight 135 lbs (61.36 kg)

Height 5'6" (1.68 m)

Reach 68" (173 cm)

  • Born

    December 15, 1987
  • Age

    31
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Ventura, CA
  • Trains in

    Moreno Valley, CA
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    214
  • KO Percentage

    77%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

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A husband and father with boxing in his DNA

Mikey Garcia and his wife of eight years, Fatima Garcia, have three children, the oldest being his daughter, Annjie, with two sons, Ryu and Django.

Mikey’s father and co-trainer, Eduardo, was a former amateur champion who later guided Fernando Vargas to a berth on the 1996 Olympics team and to become the youngest junior middleweight champion in history.

Mikey’s co-trainer Robert Garcia is a former professional fighter who earned a 130-pound title in March 1998, winning a unanimous decision over Harold Warren. Robert Garcia Jr. is also an assistant trainer in Mikey Garcia’s corner.

An accidental discovery

Boxing wasn’t necessarily going to be in Mikey’s future, but as a 14-year-old attending a show at a local gym, he stepped in as an adversary to a fighter who lacked an opponent for an exhibition.

The bug was planted from there for Garcia, who won his first 15 amateur fights and later the gold medal in the 2004 National Junior Golden Gloves Championships, the 2005 National Police Athletic League Championships, and made his professional debut as an 18-year-old with a decision over Domingo Herrera Mendoza in July 2006.

A 30-year-old boxer-puncher/counterpuncher, Garcia has long admired Floyd Mayweather Jr., and mostly eschewed what he considers to be the traditional Mexican “brawler” or “close quarters” style for a more cerebral Mayweather-like approach employing his defensive skills, power and range.

Garcia had won his first 20 fights—17 by knockout—by the time he graduated in January 2010 from The Ventura County Police and Sheriff’s Reserve Academy.

Garcia applied to the Sheriff’s department and spent six months there in classes, where he learned procedures on how to make arrests and search people, buildings and cars, before deciding to end his dream of becoming an attorney or a police officer in order to devote himself full-time to boxing.

Mikey Garcia
Mikey Garcia answers questions for the boxing media. (Scott Hirano / Showtime)

The path toward stardom

At 23-0 with 19 KOs, Mikey won his 24th and 25th career bouts by stopping previously once-beaten Oliver Lontchi in the fifth round on December 4, 2010, and previously unbeaten Matt Remillard in the 10th round, flooring him three times in March 26, 2011.

Next was hard-punching Rafael Guzman, whom Garcia dropped and stopped in the fourth round June 4, 2011, igniting a run of four consecutive knockouts that would to lead to a definitive path toward stardom.

Garcia had a breakthrough performance on November 10, 2012, when he flattened Argentina’s rugged, former titleholder Jonathan Victor Barros in the eighth round, representing his eighth straight knockout victory and his 14th stoppage in 15 fights.

Barros was knocked out for the first time in his career after having lost his previous bout by unanimous decision to IBF junior lightweight titleholder Juan Carlos Salgado in August 18, 2012. Barros had split route-going bouts with former beltholder Celestino Caballero and gone the distance with unbeaten former featherweight titleholder Yuriorkis Gamboa, a Cuban Olympic gold medalist.

Two championships, two weight classes

Garcia earned the 126- and 130-pound titles in 10 months, doing so on January 19, 2013, and, November 9, 2013.

Garcia was next in action for the WBO featherweight championship in January 2013 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, earning the title with an eight-round technical decision over Orlando Salido, whom he dropped four times. Garcia followed Salido with a fourth-round knockout of left-handed ex-beltholder Juan Manuel Lopez on June 15, 2013, even as he lost the title on the scales, necessitating a rise into the 130-pound division.

Garcia’s junior lightweight debut required him to rise from a second-round knockdown to dethrone previously once-beaten WBO champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez by eighth-round knockout in November, 2013. Garcia stopped the Puerto Rican for the first time in his career, earning his second championship in as many different weight classes.

Having knocked out 10 of his previous 11 opponents, Garcia entered his first title defense against previously once-beaten two-time former title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos, who won a combined five rounds during a near shutout unanimous decision loss on January 25, 2014.

Mikey Garcia KOs Dejan Zlaticanin (Showtime Sports).

The king returns to the ring

Garcia ended a 26-month ring absence with a four-knockdown, fifth-round stoppage of former featherweight titleholder Elio Rojas in a 139-pound bout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on July 30, 2016, having been sidelined due to a legal battle with his promoter.

In succession, Garcia dethroned previously unbeaten 135-pound champion Dejan Zlaticanin by third-round knockout to become a three-division champion on January 28, 2017, dominated four-division champion Adrien Broner by 140-pound unanimous decision on July 29, 2017, and earned his fourth world championship in a different division with a one-knockdown, unanimous decision over previously unbeaten 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets on March 10, 2018.

Garcia has since vacated the 140-pound title for a return to 135, where he has a July 28 unification bout against undefeated IBF counterpart Robert Easter at The Staples Center in Los Angeles.

“In the immediate future, I want to come down to 135 one last time and unify the titles against Easter ... After that, I’ll move up to 140 where you have Kiryl Relikh and others and try to unify the titles there," said Garcia.

"If not, up to 147 going after a fifth title. With Errol Spence and Danny Garcia fighting before my fight, the timing of these fights right in a row was perfect. At 147, there are some great fighters like Keith Thurman and other guys who would make great options to challenge myself at later dates in 2018.”