With the Staples Center providing the stage, the lightweight division’s best, Mikey Garcia, and Robert Easter will meet to not only to unify the titles but to retain that coveted zero in the loss column.
For Robert Easter, it’s been a long campaign at lightweight while Garcia found his way to supremacy via 3 different weight classes. A long road for both combatants but one they both traveled and reach Saturday night’s destination as undefeated champions.
With fight night approaching, the scrutiny of the match-up and the discussion of future potential opponents for the victor have been held hand in hand. Should Easter win, the division’s two other champions are there (Beltran WBO, Lomachenko WBA) while Garcia appears to be looking not only around him but as far up as two weight classes.
With the oddsmakers listing Garcia as a 7 to 1 favorite, here’s a look at 3 potential opponents (and some honorable mentions) for Mikey Garcia should he defeat Robert Easter Jr. Saturday night in Los Angeles.