Four-division world champion Mikey Garcia badly wants to achieve a fifth divisional title.
However, the Los Angeles native could be running out of time to do so.
According to multiple sources reporting to FightNights.com, Garcia (39-1, 30 KO's) wants to retire by the time he turns 32. Garcia turns 32 on Dec. 15.
Garcia has mentioned the possibility of retiring on several outlets, including EsNews and The Punchline.
Some of Garcia's hobbies include automobile racing and shooting. A YouTube video released in 2018 showed Garcia participating in some form of production car race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, the same track where NASCAR's premier series, – the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, races once a year.
Garcia has also changed his mind more than a handful of times, which has drawn the ire of some fans on social media.
In 2017, he floated the idea of moving up to 154-pounds to challenge Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto, but when offered a multi-fight agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, Garcia turned down the offer. Moreover, after knocking out Dejan Zlaticanin to win a lightweight world title in 2017, he fought at 140-pounds, where he easily defeated Adrien Broner and won a fourth division title on points against Sergey Lipinets, before moving back down to lightweight to defend his title against Robert Easter Jr.
Then, in March, Garcia moved up two weight classes to face welterweight titlist Errol Spence Jr. but was virtually shutout over 12 rounds in a unanimous decision.
Our sources say that Garcia is looking to cash out over his next couple of fights before leaving boxing altogether. However, a 135-pound lightweight unification bout between Garcia and WBO champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, though a great matchup on paper, may never happen. Although Garcia is widely viewed as the only boxer from featherweight to lightweight who could give Lomachenko a serious challenge, both fighters are in a promotional bind. Garcia remains on board with Al Haymon and Premier Boxing Champions, while Lomachenko is with Bob Arum's Top Rank and ESPN. Furthermore, after fighting as a welterweight, it seems highly unlikely that Garcia will be able to make 135-pounds again unless both sides make some concessions.
After falling short against Spence, Garcia could attempt to fight the winner of Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman, which is on track for a July date on pay-per-view.