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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) 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 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.

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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.

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