Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Mikey Garcia vs. Jessie Vargas Close For February 29 Clash

Yesterday a press release was distributed stating that former four-division champion Mikey Garcia had reached a promotional agreement with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.  Hearn had been talking to Garcia for over a year and a deal was culminated last week.

His next fight will take place on February 29th and will be streamed live on DAZN.  Garcia will be fighting for the first time since last March when he moved up two weight classes and lost a unanimous decision to Errol Spence in Texas.

mikey-garcia (22)

BoxingScene.com has been advised that a deal is nearly finalized for Garcia to take on former two-division champion Jessie Vargas in his DAZN debut.

Vargas, who is also signed by Matchroom, last fought in April when he stopped Humberto Soto in 6 rounds at the Forum in Inglewood, California. The bout was fought at a catchweight of 151 pounds.  The catchweight was agreed upon for Vargas to test the waters above the welterweight division. 

After the fight, Vargas told BoxingScene.com that he planned to campaign at the full 154 pound super welterweight limit.  Vargas had been in negotiations for a fight against then WBO super welterweight champion Jaime Munguia but an agreement wasn't reached.

Vargas is planning on going back down to the welterweight division for at least one more fight as the bout against Garcia would take place at 147 pounds.

Send questions or comments to ringsidewriter@gmail.com You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter 

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by MEXICAN STYLE on 12-27-2019

It will be a MEXICAN WAR !

Comment by Slicc on 12-26-2019

I want Mikey to move down, because I don't see him beating any top 5 welterweights, but 140 is vicious right now. If you ask me, he should've stayed his ass at 135 and fought Lomachenko. He "dared to be…

Comment by RGJTMMRDCMJRJSM on 12-26-2019

[QUOTE=Ca$ual Fan;20260880]Well I suppose Broner will have have something to say about this match-up too[/QUOTE] Agree. Broner fought Mikey at 140 Broner fought Vargas at 144 Which i suspect drained Vargas by alot

Comment by Wolfie* on 12-19-2019

[QUOTE=JonDelPrado;20265056]So enlighten me genius, how does it work? I box myself and sure as heck know boxing. Vargas is on serious decline as shown in the Broner fight. his inability to dictate the pace and keep Broner at mid-distance where…

Comment by SCEN3RY on 12-19-2019

Interesting fight, could be entertaining. This seems like the kind of first fight Garcia should've had at welter. So Vargas dropping back down to welter, I take it? Probably a good idea.

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (61)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Buster Douglas Shocked Over Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones, Has Doubts Teofimo Lopez on Loma Rematch: F--k Him!, I'm The King Now! News: Andreas Katzourakis, Thomas Hart, Stephen Adentan Juan Francisco Estrada-Carlos Cuadras II: Stats & Stakes Wilder is Ready To Fight Fury in December, Says Training Partner Regis Prograis Working Hard For Juan Heraldez Bout Gervonta Davis Putting in Work For Santa Cruz Clash Preciado-Hernandez Telemundo Weigh-In Report From Kissimmee Naoya Inoue vs. Jason Moloney - Undercard Information Teofimo Lopez: I Was Injured Too, I Didn't Use Excuse Like Loma Did Chocolatito, Israel Gonzalez - Set For WBA Title Clash Juan Francisco Estrada, Carlos Cuadras - Ready For War Javier Fortuna-Antonio Lozada Tops PBC on FS1, November 21 Estrada: I Had A Knee Injury In Cuadras Fight; Result Of Rematch Will Be Very Different Regis Prograis: I'll Be More Than Ready For Whatever Heraldez Brings Estrada-Cuadras II DAZN Weigh-In Report From Mexico City Xavier Martinez Ready To Transition From Day-Trader To Primetime Contender Mark Heffron-Denzel Bentley Rematch Now For Vacant British Title Shakur Stevenson On Future Star Status: "I Feel Like I’m That Dude" Manager: I Think Berlanga Is The Next 'Tito' Trinidad; He’s The Total Package Arum: I'll Explain Financial Implications Of Rematch To Lopez, Loma; Up To Them De La Hoya: I'm Not Ducking Anyone During Comeback, I’m Already Down 20 Pounds BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - October 22 Lee McGregor Getting Top Work in Camp With Ben Davison Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Nicolas Masseroni in Play For November 21 Haye Shakes Head at Talk That Povetkin Landed 'Lucky Punch' on Whyte Mayweather: There's Too Many Belts; WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO, My Company Must Clean This Sh-t Up Dave Allen Calls Out Lenroy Thomas For Showdown on Usyk-Chisora Mayweather: Tank Has Been Able To Focus In Vegas; Under 134 Pounds Right Now Manager: Gamboa Motivated By Critics To Shock Devin Haney LIVE STREAM: Gervonta Davis Open Workout For Santa Cruz Clash Santa Cruz: With My Experience & Ring IQ, I Can Break Down Gervonta Davis Dana White: Zuffa Boxing Fights To Be Announced Soon, Pandemic Was Blessing Cuadras: After I Beat Estrada, Then I Will Get Chocolatito Rematch Rudy Ochoa Grinds Out Decision Win Over Matt Doherty Kerman Lejarraga vs. Isaac Real in Play For EU Title in 2021 Michel Rivera vs. Ladarius Miller on Davis-Santa Cruz Card Brian Norman Blasts Out Juan Rodriguez in One Round in Miami Murat Gassiev Sued By Warriors, Ural For Breach of Contract Ryan Martin Takes Down Hevinson Herrera in One Round
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement