Last time out local featherweight, Mikey Garcia thrilled the crowd when he stopped previously unbeaten Matt Remillard on a card in Atlantic City in March of this year. Fans loved Garcia’s exciting debut on HBO. The big network invited him back. With repeat engagement against tough Mexican, Miguel Beltran scheduled for June fourth on the under card of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr versus Sebastian Zbik, Mikey Garcia came to the Wednesday’s press conference only to find out that he had a change in opponents. Most fighters are creatures of habits. And so after preparing for seven weeks for one boxer it could be quite annoying to find out days before the actual fight that you have to face some body else that no one has ever heard of before.
However, undefeated contender from Oxnard did not skip a beat.“Things like these happen all the time in boxing,” said Garcia (25-0,21KO):”It’s nothing new. We are prepared for a good fight; new opponent or not, I am in good shape.” He is now scheduled to face twenty five year old, Rafael Guzman (28-2,20KO’S) from Jalisco, Mexico in a ten round featherweight fight.