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Photos: Robert Easter is Grinding Hard For Mikey Garcia Fight

IBF Lightweight World Champion Robert Easter Jr. has made the most of his inaugural training camp with Kevin Cunningham and will look to bring that same level of focus to the ring when he challenges WBC Lightweight World Champion Mikey Garcia Saturday, July 28 live on SHOWTIME from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. (Photos by Jose Pineiro)
 
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Easter saw what Cunningham had done for his close friends Adrien Broner and Gervonta Davis, who both trained with Cunningham leading into April 21 fights on SHOWTIME that saw Broner battle to an entertaining draw against Jessie Vargas and Davis capture a second world title with a spectacular knockout of Jesus Cuellar.

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Easter burst onto the scene in 2016 with a dominant knockout of former champion Argenis Mendez before beating Richard Commey later that year in an entertaining battle to capture the lightweight belt. Easter's last two defenses however have seen him narrowly escape with decision victories, something the unbeaten champion believes won't be a factor on July 28.
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The 27-year-old Easter will now step up to take on one of boxing's pound-for-pound best in four-division world champion Mikey Garcia. For Easter, this is a fight that he's had on his mind and one that can put him into the top echelon of the sport.
 
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Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar Sports and TGB Promotions, begin at $50, plus applicable fees, and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit AXS.com.

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The three-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) will also see Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis "The Real King Kong" Ortiz returning to action to face former title challenger Razvan Cojanu in a 10-round bout and unbeaten super lightweight contender Mario "El Azteca" Barrios taking on hard-hitting Jose Roman in a 10-round showdown.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by daggum on 07-20-2018

[QUOTE=chaosisme;18954134]In general. It could be from cutting weight to make 135. [B]He usually looks like garbage in the ring the 3-ish times I've seen him fight.[/B][/QUOTE] no hes a hidden gem i mean look how tall he is!!! what a…

Comment by chaosisme on 07-20-2018

[QUOTE=Sn1;18954098]he looks old in the ring or just in general? curious how it matters if it's the latter[/QUOTE] In general. It could be from cutting weight to make 135. He usually looks like garbage in the ring the 3-ish times…

Comment by Hatesrats on 07-20-2018

Re-watched Easter's fght with Fortuna this morning... WOW!! What a $#itshow that fight total snoozefest. Hope Easter is training his best to make this competitive other wise he is getting smashed.

Comment by Sn1 on 07-20-2018

[QUOTE=chaosisme;18951691]He looks old. He doesn't fight to his strengths (height/reach) and he nullifies any advantages he has by smothering himself on the inside.[/QUOTE] he looks old in the ring or just in general? curious how it matters if it's the…

Comment by BestPR on 07-20-2018

...easy fight for Mikey, early knock out...Easter is overrated, and very lucky he's won by close decisions...he's a "shot fighter!"

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