Originally Posted by Coracao
It was a significant step up for him. If anything, it is a risky fight.
To me, those celebrations looked like the sort you see when people pull out an amazing win against the odds. This kid was odds on favourite, in his home country against a guy 12 years older than him, who had COVID two weeks ago, who's never himself won a title but has been a solid contender and decorated amateur.
Seen it million times before where we send a decent fighter over to america, not elite, but decent..... we send them over there on a hiding to nothing so they can get cherry picked. Seen it with Liam Smith, Rocky Fielding... golden boy has previous in this respect.
Garcia and his camp seemed to me that they're not really sure if their boy belongs at this level, those weren't the celebrations of a team who think they're where they belong.
If he's so good and is such a "king" (f*** me how cringey is that nickname btw) stick him in there with Teofimo Lopez next. They're the same age, same amount of pro fights... let him test himself against the best in his own country.