Mikey Garcia Biography

( 1987 - )
February 9, 2020
First published on:February 9, 2020
by Karan

Facts of Mikey Garcia

Date of Birth: 1987, December 15
Age: 32 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Name Miguel Angel Garcia Cortez
Birth Place Oxnard, California, US
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father Eduardo Garcia
Net Worth $10 million
Siblings 2 ebrothers
Weight 61 kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mexican
Profession Boxer
School attended Pacific High School
Married to Fatima Garcia
Children 3

Miguel Angel Garcia Cortez, known as Mikey Garcia, is an American professional boxer who is best known for holding multiple championships in four weight classes, including the lineal junior welterweight title since 2018. He is best known as Mikey Garcia. In 2019, he challenged for the IBF welterweight title. As of October 2019, ESPN ranked him as the world's tenth best active boxer, pound for pound, and also listed as the world's best active light-welterweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB).

A native of Oxnard, California, US, Garcia, was born on 15 December 1987, under the star sign of Sagittarius. He has a stature of 5 ft 6 in and a weight of 61 kg. In 2013, he held the WBO and Ring magazine featherweight titles, the WBO junior lightweight title from 2013 to 2014, the WBC and IBF lightweight titles between 2017 and 2019, and IBF junior welterweight title in 2018.

Garcia's Net Worth and Earnings

With several achievements throughout his boxing career, Garcia has amassed a substantial amount of earnings. He has an estimated net worth of $10 million from his boxing career of more than a decade.

Garcia fought Errol Spence Jr. in April 2019 which he lost via unanimous decision. He earned the guaranteed sum of $3 million for the fight while Errol also made the same amount. Besides, he has earned millions from her other fights.

Mikey flaunting his expensive car SOURCE: Instagram @teammikeygarcia

He earns from his contract with his promoter and makes from his fights. He also has sponsorship deals with various brands and receives his shares for promoting their products. Garcia has starred in a number of documentaries, including American Latino TV, All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana, 2 Days: Mikey Garcia.

Relationship Status: Married to Fatima Garcia

The 32 years old Mikey is a married man. He is happily married to his long time girlfriend, Fatima Garcia. They met each other while they were students at Pacifica High School. The couple has three children together, two sons, a daughter.

Garcia with his wife Fatima Garcia SOURCE: IECN

Being the father of three, both he and his wife Fatima like seeing smiles on children's faces. They visited Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and distributed toys, coloring books, souvenirs, tee shirts, and hats to the sick children.

Although Garcia does not like disclosing the details about his wife and children, he loves spending quality time with his family

Early Life 

Mikey Garcia was born to Mexican parents in California, US. His parents were strawberry pickers. His father, Eduardo, was an amateur boxer as well as a trainer of world champion boxer Fernando Vargas at La Colonia Youth Boxing Club. He has a older brother, Robert Garcia, who was a professional boxer and a former IBF Super Featherweight Champion. His oldest brother, Daniel, was also a boxer and trainer.

Garcia grew up in a gang-related neighborhood in Oxnard, California.

Early Boxing Career

Growing up in a family where many family members were in the boxing profession, it was only natural that Garcia would eventually go into boxing. At the age of 14, he started his amateur career, where he won several awards, including the silver medal at the National Junior Olympic Championship.

Childhood picture of Mikey (second from far right) with his friendsSOURCE: Instagram @teammikeygarcia

He then attended Pacifica High School. In 2006, upon graduation from Pacifica, later, he enrolled in the Ventura County Police Academy and graduated while balancing boxing with his studies.

Mikey is scheduled to fight Jessie Vargas on February 29 at The Ford Center at The Star, Frisco.

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