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Easter, Cunningham Working on Master Plan To Beat Garcia

By Ryan Burton

A few weeks ago BoxingScene.com first reported that IBF lightweight champion Robert "E-Bunny" Easter (21-0) added world class trainer Kevin Cunningham to his team.

Next up for Easter is a unification bout against WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (38-0). The Ohio native is currently training at Camp Cunningham in West Palm Beach, Florida where Cunningham said they are, "working on the master plan to beat Garcia."

The fight was formally announced this past weekend takes place on July 28th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Showtime will televise.

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Easter is undefeated but struggled to a split decision victory against Javier Fortuna in his most recent bout in January and had a rough time against Denis Shafikov in his prior fight while Garcia has fought his previous two bouts at 140 pounds and won unanimous decisions over Adrien Broner and Sergey Lipinets. He won his lightweight title 18 months ago when he stopped Dejan Zlaticanin in three rounds in Las Vegas.

So far Cunningham has liked what he has seen from the 5'11" Easter who towers over most of his opponents.

"I am really impressed with how Bunny is coming along," Cunningham told BoxingScene.com.

Easter feels confident that Cunningham will take him to the next level.

"This is a fight I've been waiting for and I'm really excited that the time is now," said Easter.

"This is the best fighting the best. These are the fights that boxing is all about. I made the move to train with Kevin Cunningham down in Florida and I think it's going to help me reach another level. It's just eat, sleep and train down there. We're going to be ready on July 28 to put on a show and deliver fireworks."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hmabshir on 06-12-2018

Easter was rocked by fortuna badly. I see Garcia sleeping him in the middle rounds in a boring fight. Easter will clinch all night long

Comment by boxing90 on 06-12-2018

Easter has always fought like he's a small guy... and he plans on using his reach which I've never seen him do with A if not B plus fighter... doubt it, Mikey going bring the fight to that dude from…

Comment by MrClutch85 on 06-12-2018

Easter need to stop worrying about his knockout percentage and being an exciting fighter.He should focus on boxing smart winning the fight make it easy as possible.

Comment by AdonisCreed on 06-12-2018

They have the Easter Bunny at 21-0 he could easily be 19-2 lol The plan they should go with us just basic work behind that jab and stay out of range. But Easter tends to let shorter fighters get inside…

Comment by Boxfan83 on 06-12-2018

I am with the consensus that Mikey is the more fundamentally sound boxer. I am also well aware of Easters lack of use of his height/reach advantage. BUT I will say this, Easter height/reach give him an extra option on…

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