Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Garcia-Martinez in the fall?
Mikey Garcia could challenge junior lightweight beltholder Rocky Martinez in the fall.
RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia said that plans are in the works for him to rise into the junior lightweight ranks for a clash with WBO beltholder Roman "Rocky" Martinez, of Puerto Rico, in the fall.
A 25-year-old Mexican-American boxer-puncher from Oxnard, Calif., Garcia (32-0, 27 knockouts) is coming off January's eighth-round technical decision over Orlando Salido, which was followed by last month's fourth-round stoppage of former titleholder Juan Manuel Lopez.
"Basically, we're just waiting for Top Rank to offer a date, so they're working on that, and I think that they're waiting for HBO to get a date to make the fight happen. Right now, Martinez is training and keeping himself in shape for a date between October and November," said Rivera.
Garcia was overweight prior to his contracted 126-pound bout with Lopez, costing him his WBO belt at the scales, and is ready for the challenge of rising into the 130-pound division.
"I have known about the fight from Top Rank and HBO, that they were interested in this for a while, but yesterday I was talking to Cameron, and he said that there is a very likely possibility that this is the fight that's going to happen. So it's the fight that they're proposing, and it's probably the best option right now," said Garcia.
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