Born into a boxing family, Mikey’s father Eduardo was the trainer of famed fighter Fernando Vargas and he passed the sport on to his three sons. Mikey is trained by his brother, former Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia, while his other brother Daniel, is also a boxing trainer.
Garcia is bi-lingual and graduated from the Ventura County Police Academy in his hometown of Ventura, California. He began his amateur career at 14-years-old and took home National PAL and Junior Golden Gloves championships. His amateur career also saw him score a victory over unbeaten professional champion Danny Garcia.
He turned pro in 2006 and quickly began delivering knockouts and moved himself up the rankings. In 2011 he defeated previously unbeaten Matt Remillard and followed it up with impressive performances against Rafael Guzman and Jonathan Barros before his first world title opportunity came to fruition.
January 2013 saw Garcia battle Mexican legend Orlando Salido for the featherweight world championship. Garcia was dominant on his way to taking a technical decision victory while knocking Salido down four times.
Garcia sought out a world title at 130-pounds next and would face Puerto Rico’s Roman Martinez in November 2013 to achieve that goal. He survived a second round knockdown to eventually knockout the reigning champion in the eighth round.
After a lengthy layoff, Garcia returned to the ring in style in July when he knocked former world champion Elio Rojas down four times on his way to a fifth-round stoppage victory. His next challenge saw him match up against 135-pound champion Dejan Zlaticanin in January 2017 in the hopes of becoming a three-division world champion.
Garcia delivered a highlight reel knockout as he flattened the previously unbeaten champion and captured the WBC lightweight championship. Garcia will now face four-division world champion Adrien Broner at Barclays Center in one of the most anticipated bouts of the summer.
World Liberty TV’S Producer sat down with Mikey Garcia 3 Time World Boxing Champion at his Press Conference VS Adrien “The Problem’’ Broner on July 29th 2017, See what Garcia told us about his career and what he had to say about his upcoming bout with Adrien “The Problem’’ Broner.