Robert Garcia, the trainer and older brother of former four-division world champion Mikey Garcia, has confirmed that his younger sibling will not be fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an exhibition match on December 9th on Showtime PPV.
“I was getting text messages earlier today, ‘Mikey is sparring again. He hurt so and so with a body shot.’ It was a good sparring session, but he’s not fighting on December 9th.” Robert said.
Garcia’s announcement comes after there had been some speculation that Mikey Garcia could be the opponent for Mayweather’s next exhibition match.
Mayweather, who retired from professional boxing in 2017, has fought two exhibition matches since then, against Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 and Logan Paul in 2021.
It is unclear why Garcia has decided not to fight Mayweather in an exhibition match. Garcia has not fought since his loss to Errol Spence Jr. in December 2019, and he has retired from professional boxing.
However, it is possible that Garcia is simply not interested in fighting Mayweather in an exhibition match, or that he is not comfortable with the terms of the fight.
Garcia’s decision not to fight Mayweather is a disappointment for fans who were hoping to see the two fighters face off.
“I’m not fighting Floyd Mayweather. I’m retired and I’m happy with my retirement. I’m not interested in coming back, even for an exhibition match.” Garcia said.
Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers of all time, and Garcia is a former four-division world champion.
Garcia is one of the most talented boxers of his generation and a fight against Mayweather would have been a major event.
However, it is important to respect Garcia’s decision, and he should not be pressured to fight Mayweather if he is not comfortable with it.