Mikey García arrived in Mexico City on Monday – pursuant to an invitation by the World Boxing Council (WBC), to participate in the traditional Tuesday Coffee, where he will be honored by the president of the organization, Mauricio Sulaimán.
Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs), the WBC and IBF lightweight champion, arrived in the midst of a club of supporters who warmly welcomed him at the Mexico City International Airport. Garcia defeated Robert Easter Jr. on July 28 and unified titles of the WBC and the International Boxing Federation.
It will be this Tuesday when he receives the belt that accredits him as lightweight champion of the green and gold sanctioning body.
“I am very happy for this surprise and great reception, I am more than willing to move forward, and I am also happy because I will have the belt that will be given to me by Mauricio Sulaimán as champion of my division,” Garcia said.
The American boxer with Mexican ancestry, aims to rise up in weight by two divisions, to welterweight, to face IBF world champion Errol Spence.
“I have in mind to change my weight and go from lightweight to welterweight, because I know I can get good fights in that division, and for that I would like to talk to Mr. Sulaiman. My corner is telling me that we can still do other fights at lightweight but I am a man of challenges and I want to have this great challenge and get ahead of this,” Garcia said.