Two-division former world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia returns to the ring to take on former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam’’ Rios in a welterweight showdown on Saturday, February 17 live on SHOWTIME at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and presented by Premier Boxing Champions. In the co-feature, boxing’s youngest world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez will defend his WBC Super Middleweight World Championship for the first time against Ronald Gavril in a rematch of their September 2017 bout in which Benavidez won the vacant title by split decision.
Danny Garcia: “I was the reigning champion for six years, so I needed the rest. I’m ready to kick off the year in style and take over the welterweight division.”
Brandon Rios: “I’m excited to prove my critics wrong again. I’m bring a ‘Bam Bam’ Rios slugfest to my fans. Danny is a great fighter, but I will beat him just like I have beat others in the past.”