Mikey Garcia wants to take care of the upset-minded Spanish fighter Sandor Martin this Saturday night, October 16th, on DAZN from the Chukchansi Park in Fresno, CA. The fight will be at a 145-lb catchweight, which means Martin will need to come up in weight from 140 to face Mikey.
Sandor (38-2, 13 KOs) has mainly fought lower-level opposition in his native Spain during his career. Interestingly, he’s been chosen for Mikey to fight in the main event on DAZN instead of someone more fitting for that status, this is Mikey’s first appearance in 20 months since February of last year. He said he wanted to fight former WBA 140-lb champion Regis Prograis, but there wasn’t enough time to promote the fight.
So instead, Mikey will be facing Sandor Martin, a fighter with a nine-fight winning streak since getting soundly beaten by fringe contender Anthony Yigit in 2017.
Mikey had hoped to face Manny Pacquiao in his final fight, but the Filipino star chose to face WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas instead. If Mikey had been active with his career in the last year and a half, he probably would have gotten the fight with Pacquiao.
Had Pacquiao taken the fight with Mikey, he would have been criticized for facing a guy that has become a part-time boxer at this stage in his career.