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Hot property Mikey Garcia at centre of bidding war

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Current WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia 38-0 (30) has found himself at the centre of a bidding war between UFC head honcho Dana White and enigmatic Matchroom Sport kingpin Eddie Hearn, according to the unbeaten boxer’s brother and trainer Robert Garcia.

The four-weight world champion is widely regarded as one of the best boxers in the world pound-for-pound and is seen as one of the hottest properties in the sport.

Hearn, who recently signed a $1 billion content deal with US streaming giant DAZN, is cashed-up and on a signing spree with a number of high-profile boxers on his current wish-list. White, meanwhile, has recently established Zuffa Boxing as he looks to extend his footprint in the combat sports market.

“Eddie sent me a text,” revealed Robert Garcia to Es News. “He said: ‘I read what’s going on with Dana White, I would like to make Mikey an offer.’ So I told Mikey and he said: ‘Give him my number’, he called Mikey and sent him an offer.

“Mikey screen-shotted that offer – and believe me, it was a hell of an offer. It’s an offer that nobody with Top Rank, nobody with Golden Boy is making.

“But it’s still not as good as what Mikey is already making. Mikey told him: ‘I’m already making a lot more than what you are offering’, so Eddie sent him a new one last night.

“It is good. it is a hell of an offer so I don’t know what Mikey is going to do. It’s still not as much as what Mikey is already earning, they don’t know his purses. It’s still a really good offer.

“It still probably has to go a little more or depending on who he offers for Mikey to fight, that is what is probably going to make the difference.”