Garcia moving swiftly toward stardom

Emerging pound-for-pounder to face Juan Carlos Burgos before likely move up

Originally Published: January 23, 2014
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

When Mikey Garcia turned pro in 2006, he was expected to eventually win a world title, perhaps even multiple belts. He had obvious ability and maturity and came from a boxing family: father Eduardo is a noted trainer and older brother and trainer Robert is a former junior lightweight titleholder.

Garcia was brought along slowly, matched with all kinds of opponents to gain experience against, then finally, last January -- seven years into his pro career -- he had a shot at a featherweight ...

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