Who's the toughest test for Mikey Garcia at 135/140?

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  1. James9753

    James9753 Member Full Member

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    After watching the Spence Jr fight I'm assuming most people are in agreement that Mikey should go back down a division or two, to test himself against people more similar in size to himself. My question is, aside from Lomachenko who is the obvious pick for most people, which other fighters at either 135 or 140 give Mikey the toughest work? How much of a chance would you give fighters like Davis, Prograis, Taylor, Linares (just to name a few), to beat Garcia? Or at least challenge him.
     
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  2. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hello James,

    Thank you for posting. Your enthusiasm is appreciated. You named them all.

    Please submit a ticket to close this thread.

    Sincerely,

    Paranoid Android
     
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  3. BoxingPurest

    BoxingPurest Member Full Member

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    lol ya, you got it pretty spot on, all of the mentioned above would be a good match up!
     
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  4. slender4

    slender4 Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Lopez. Maybe Taylor, he toys with the rest.
     
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  5. elmaldito

    elmaldito Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I’d like to see him fight prograis or taylor
     
  6. Manfred

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    He won't toy with Prograis. However, I do think that he beats Loma.
     
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  7. bandeedo

    bandeedo quaecumque vera Full Member

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    he will beat regis within an inch of his life. total mismatch.
     
  8. Manfred

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    I don't think so. I don't see nothing that he brings to the table that would support that statement.
     
  9. bandeedo

    bandeedo quaecumque vera Full Member

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    i would bet my last cent that regis doesnt see 10. regis has horrible defense, besides mikey being better at everything else. i like regis, but he isnt on that level.
     
  10. Manfred

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    Naw, you like Mikey and you can't see past that. I like Mikey too but I don't see the skillset in him necessary to dominate Prograis. It would be a toss up for me. Prograis has better defense than you give him credit for and a great chin. The only reason I say it's a toss up is because of Mikey's chin. Prograis has better speed than Mikey.
     
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  11. bandeedo

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    ive proven my ability to put my feelings aside and be honest about what i see. i was probably the first that posted that spence whooped mikeys ass. i have no sons who box, the rest is just sport.
     
  12. Manfred

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    Mikey and Spence is a different subject, this is about Mikey and Prograis. Just because you acknowledged that Spence beat Mikey doesn't mean you don't like him. I like both fighters but I mesh their styles and study how they performed in previous fights and I just don't see a scenario where Mikey walks over Prograis. Mikey boxes but Prograis can box and in fight. He got two inches in height on Mikey but loses an inch in reach. I have no doubt that Prograis would have beat every fighter that Mikey beat and some of them he would have beaten in a worse fashion. Prograis is no joke and surely no walkover for Mikey.
     
  13. bandeedo

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    if thats not what it means, point to a previous post you think demonstrates my bias regarding mikey in any other debate. where have i ever been unreasonable regarding mikey?
     
  14. slender4

    slender4 Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    I'm realy not all that impresed by Prograis either. don't think he'll beat Taylor.
     
  15. Manfred

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    Never said you was unreasonable but I do think that you may be a little bias and saying that doesn't mean it a bad thing. I just think that you are over looking Prograis skills.
     

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