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Mikey Garcia says he would be willing to meet Miguel Cotto in Cotto's farewell fight

Mikey Garcia says he would be willing to meet Miguel Cotto in Cotto's farewell fight

Miguel Cotto was hoping to have either Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez available for his farewell fight Dec. 2 at Madison Square Garden, but those two fighters seems headed for a rematch. So unbeaten lightweight champion Mikey Garcia says he’d like to be considered.

“I would really go to 154 [pounds] in [December] for Cotto,” Riverside's Garcia texted the The Times Wednesday after floating the idea on social media last week.

Garcia (37-0, 30 knockouts) last fought July 29, posting an impressive unanimous-decision victory over former four-division champion Adrien Broner at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

“I’ve seen what Mikey has said on social media and would like to...

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