Even though Abner Mares (Golden Boy) and Mikey Garcia (Top Rank) may never meet in the ring in a meaningful fight due to the biggest problem in boxing, promotion company rivalries, the next best thing would be seeing the two in a exhibition match for charity.
Mares’ idea is not a bad idea, as seeing him and Garcia in a bout that is a glorified sparring match doesn’t seem to great by itself, but helping out charity is always a reason to make something happen.
Mares (27-0-1, 14 KOs) is a two-division champ and currently holds the WBC featherweight title and is quickly on the rise on most pound-for-pound lists.
Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs)is a heavy-handed multiple time champion himself and looks like one of the sport’s future stars, as his record and KO ability is sure to keep fans backing any fight he’s in.
If the two did a charity match and had a solid turnout and buzz around it, it could pave the way for a real fight, with titles on the line in the future.
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