Robert Garcia believes his brother, Mikey Garcia, has an advantage over Manny Pacquiao compared to Errol Spence.

In the past few weeks, Mikey has been consistently mentioned as Pacquiao’s next possible opponent. Even though the match has not been confirmed yet, Robert, Mikey’s brother and trainer, already believes that the young Mexican boxer has an advantage on the Filipino legend.

In a recent interview with Seconds Out, Robert looked back at Mikey’s devastating loss to Errol Spence. According to Robert, his younger brother was confident he can take Spence out, but unfortunately, the American champ managed to top everything Mikey unloaded.

“Mikey thought he would be able to pull it off. But he said after the fight, whatever I tried, he had an answer to everything.’ And that’s just tells how good Spence is,” Robert said.

Robert then opened up about Mikey potentially moving up to 147 to find the best fights possible. As expected, the elder Garcia mentioned Pacquiao’s name and said that Mikey’s height wouldn’t be much of disadvantage against Pacquiao as opposed to Spence.

“Mikey is probably a little bit taller than him. That’s the difference. I don’t think that would be much of a disadvantage like we did on Spence,” Robert noted.

Meanwhile, Mikey is convinced that the Pacquiao who fought a much younger fighter Keith Thurman was like the younger version of Pacquiao. In a recent interview with K.O. Artists Sports, Mikey stated that “Pacman” turned back the hands of time when he fought Thurman as he managed to be aggressive and relentless all throughout the fight.

“This Pacquiao rewind the clock six years ago cause he did what he had not done in the latest fights. He started off the fight very aggressive all the way from round one, relentless pressure just like the old Pacquiao,” Mikey emphasized.

Mikey Garcia
Mikey Garcia is looking for a big title fight at 147 pounds. In this picture, Garcia enters the ring for his WBC & IBF World Lightweight Title fight against Robert Easter Jr. at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, July 28, 2018. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Spence, who handed Mikey his first and only loss, is also viewed as Pacquiao’s next foe. As per Pacquiao’s long-time trainer Freddie Roach, he likes the idea of Manny Pacquiao vs. Mike Garcia. However, the winner of Spence vs. Porter is also drawing Team Pacquiao’s interest.

“(Errol) Spence has a big fight coming out, and maybe (Terrence) Crawford and Spence could fight each other and we could fight the winner,” Roach said.

Should the Pacquiao vs. Garcia fight actualized, many in boxing believe that it would revive the Mexico vs. Philippines rivalry in boxing. It will be remembered that Pacquiao cemented his name in the list of all-time boxing greats by defeating some of the best Mexican warriors of all time.

Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao beat Adrien Broner on Saturday night to retain his WBA welterweight title. In this picture, Pacquiao in the ring during the WBA welterweight championship against Adrien Broner at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 19, 2019. Christian Petersen/Getty Images