Mikey Garcia is done boxing

Mikey Garcia has hung up the gloves.

The former four-division champion quietly announced his retirement from the sport last month when he changed his Instagram bio to read “Retired World Champ 126, 130, 135, 140 lbs.”

While his older brother and trainer, former world champion Robert Garcia, confirmed in subsequent interviews that he was retired, Garcia did not comment on his decision - until now.

Garcia confirmed to Boxing Social that he is officially retired.

“I’m not planning on fighting anymore,” he stated. “We’re done. I had a good career, I’m happy with everything. It’s time to move on.”

A native of Ventura who now resides in Moreno Valley, Garcia turned professional in 2006 and won world titles in four weight classes: featherweight, junior lightweight, lightweight, and junior welterweight. His attempt to become a five-division world champion was unsuccessful. In 2019, Garcia challenged unbeaten 147-pound titlist Errol Spence Jr., only to lose a one-sided unanimous decision in their pay-per-view showdown at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Garcia ended his career losing two of his last three bouts. He dropped a 10-round majority decision in a major upset last October to Spaniard Sandor Martin at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California.

When asked to name his most memorable fight, Garcia responded by saying every fight was "special" in their own regard.

“There have been many, man,” Garcia said. “Every fight was special for a reason. I’m happy with everything that I have accomplished with my career and I'm happy to say goodbye as well.”

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