Mikey Garcia Unsure If He Will Remain At Welterweight Or Move Back Down In Weight

After an unsuccessful welterweight debut, Mikey Garcia is unsure of what his future holds.

Talking to ESPN Deportes after the fight against Errol Spence Jr., Garcia said he still believes he can become a world champion at 147 pounds. Even though he was dominated by Spence, losing every round on every judge's scorecards, Garcia said there are other champions at welterweight that he can challenge and even defeat to achieve his goal of winning a world title at a fifth weight class.

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"I think I can achieve becoming a champion in the welterweight division. At this point, I don't know what to do. I'm resting in a week or two, I will plan out my future. Maybe I'll go down in weight to something more comfortable, but I know I can fight against the other champions at welterweight. Not all of them are as good and strong like Errol Spence. Sometimes you got to choose the most adequate rival. Since I go for the challenge, I opted to take the biggest, but I'll see what other challenges in other weight classes are out there to see if there's anything more comfortable," Garcia said.

But that doesn't mean that Garcia isn't willing to go back down to either junior welterweight or even lightweight, where he is still the current WBC champion. Going back down to 135 pounds isn't much of an issue for Garcia, but he did see that coming into a fight at more than 150 pounds, just as he did against Spence after re-hydrating following the weigh-ins, might have been too much for him.

"I still don't know. I'll see what options are available. I can make 135. I got 145 and didn't feel like the weight was too much to not take off in order to drop to 135, but stepping into the ring at 152 or 154 made the difference since it was too much to remain agile and fast," Garcia said.

Fightful lead boxing reporter Carlos Toro did a weekend recap podcast of the entire card including the prelim fight as well as the rest of the weekend's big boxing events from around the world. The video podcast can be seen in the video below.

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