Mikey Garcia

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Full Name Mikey Garcia
Age 32 Years Old
Nick Name Garcia
Gender Male
Famous As Boxer
Birth Date December 15, 1987
Birth Place Oxnard, California

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Mikey Garcia in full Miguel Angel Garcia Cortez is an American professional boxer. He has held multiple world championships in four weight classes, including the WBC lightweight title since 2017 and linear light welterweight title since 2018. Before he held the WBO and Ring magazine featherweight titles in 2013, the WBO junior lightweight title from 2013 to 2014, the IBF junior welterweight title from March to April 2018, and the IBF lightweight title from July to October 2018. He made his debut in Amateur Career in 2013 and turned into professional in 2006. 

Errol Spence Jr. dominates Mikey Garcia for a decisive decision victory

Spence (25-0, 21 KOs) made the fourth defense of his IBF welterweight title with a dominant unanimous decision win in front of 47,525 fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, that went a long way in building his case among the pound-for-pound best in the sport. Behind a powerful jab and a clinical effort outboxing the four-division champion Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs), who was making the move up from 135 pounds, Spence took home wide scores of 120-107 and 120-108 (twice). CBS Sports also had it 120-108 for the native of nearby Desoto, just outside of Dallas. 

Spence vs. Garcia card, results

  • Errol Spence Jr. (c) def. Mikey Garcia via unanimous decision (120-107, 120-108, 120-108)
  • David Benavidez def. J'Leon Love via second-round TKO
  • Luis Nery def. McJoe Arroyo via fourth-round TKO (corner stoppage)
  • Chris Arreola def. Jean Pierre Augustin via third-round TKO

Why is Mikey Garcia Famous For?

Garcia is famous as a patient fighter with good punching power, a natural right-hander who likes to switch to southpaw during some of his fights.

Mikey Garcia's Early Life, Education, Family

Born with the birth name of Miguel Angel Garcia Cortez on December 15, 1987 in Oxnard, California, USA, to Mexican parents Virginia (Mother) and Eduardo Garcia (Father), his father was an amateur boxer and trainer of world champion boxer Fernando Vargas at La Colonia Youth Boxing Club, and his older brother, Roberto was a professional boxer and a former IBF Super Featherweight Champion. His oldest brother, Daniel, was a boxer and trainer. He started his amateur career at just fourteen years old and went on to win a National Junior Golden Gloves title in 2004 and National Golden Gloves title in 2005. His ethnicity is Mixed and his nationality is American. His religion has not been revealed yet and his horoscope sign is Sagittarius. Concerning his education, he attended the Ventura County Police Academy where he graduated while balancing boxing with his studies. 

Mikey Garcia's Age And Birthday

Mikey's present age is 31 but his age will be 32 on his upcoming birthday on 15th December as of 2019. 

Mikey Garcia's Body Measurement

Garcia has a good height and body build. He stands at a massive ‎5 feet 6 inches (168 cm). He has a balanced weight of 60 Kg. His chest size is 42 in, waist size is 34 in and biceps size is 15.6 in. His eye color is Black and hair color is also Black. His other body measurement will be updated soon. 

Mikey Garcia's Career

  • Mikey Garcia began his career when he was only 14.
  • He then won a silver medal at the National Junior Olympic Championships in the 125 lb division in the year 2003. 
  • After a year, he won a gold medal at the National Junior Golden Gloves Championships and a silver medal at the National Police Athletic League Championships, both in the 132 lb division in 2004.
  • He also won a bronze medal at the National Golden Gloves Championships and a gold medal at the National Police Athletic League Championships, both in the 132 lb division in the year 2005.
  • In 2006, he turned into a professional fighter.
  • He beat the veteran Tomas Villa by T.K.O. in the first round, to win the USBA Featherweight Championship in 2010. 
  • Later, he beat Matt Remillard to win the WBO NABO Featherweight Championship.
  • His first major step up in competition came on January 19, 2013, against WBO Featherweight champion and Ring No. 1 ranked featherweight, Solida.
  • Later, he was scheduled to make his first title defense against Juan Manuel Lopez in Dallas on June 15, 2013.
  • On August 1, 2013, the WBO ordered their junior lightweight champion Roman Martinez (27-1-2, 16 KOs) to make a mandatory defense against Garcia.
  • It was announced on 14th December 2013 that Mikey would make his first title defense against mandatory challenger, 25-year-old Mexican boxer Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-2, 20 KOs). 
  • He then announced he would be fighting at lightweight to challenge undefeated WBC champion Dejan Zlatičanin (22-0, 15 KOs). 
  • In September 2017, he took to social media and called out four-weight world champion Miguel Cotto for a fight in December, possibly being Cotto's final fight.
  • On October 19, 2018, Commey tweeted that the IBF had ordered the bout to go to purse bids as Garcia had not signed his side of the contract.
  • It was announced the fight between Garcia and Spence would take place at the welterweight limit at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on March 16, 2019.

Mikey Garcia's Personal Life

Mikey Garcia is a married person. He has kept away from the public is his relationship life. However, it is known that he is married to Fatima Garcia. He met the woman who would end up becoming his wife when they were both students at the Pacifica High School. They remained together ever since and now share 3 kids together, a girl and two boys. As of today, the couple is living a happy life. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Mikey Garcia's Net Worth And Salary

Mikey Garcia is a very hard working and successful boxer. The net worth of Garcia is estimated to have $1 Million as of 2019. His exact salary has not been revealed yet but there is no doubt that he has done well for himself. The irony of it all is that with all he has achieved, he does not brag too much like many other boxers. His source of income is from his boxing career.