Richard Schaefer in talks to sign Mikey Garcia

By Wil Esco

Richard Schaefer is looking to land Mikey Garcia as his first big name signing for Ringstar Sports.

With former Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer back in play after a hiatus from the sport, he’s looking to sign perhaps the biggest free agent out there — Mikey Garcia. Schaefer is hoping to promote a Oct. 15 card under his new banner Ringstar Sports, and would like nothing better than to have Garcia as a staple in his company. Here’s what Schaefer told RingTV about his talks with Garcia:

“I’m sure any promoter has probably reached out to Mikey and rightfully so,” Schaefer told RingTV.com. “Who wouldn’t want to promote a fighter and a young man as great inside and outside of the ring as him?”

Schaefer believes Garcia has both the talent and personality to become a crossover star in boxing and references his work in helping Floyd Mayweather Jr. become a major PPV attraction in his credentials.

“I look at what I have done, including helping Floyd become the biggest pay-per-view star of all time,” he said. “I really believe that Mikey has an opportunity to become a huge pay-per-view star. So am I interested in throwing my hat into the ring to work for Mikey in some sort of capacity? Absolutely. I have some very strong ideas for how to go about it.”

Since officially getting out of his Top Rank contract, Mikey Garcia has been something of a hot commodity for promoters. He just had a one-off fight with Al Haymon when he beat Elio Rojas (sort of like a trial run), but remains free to sign with the company of his choosing. Garcia is most notably fielding offers from Haymon (although not technically a promoter), Mayweather Promotions, and Ringstar Sports.

Source:: Bad Left Hook