Mikey Garcia vs. Jessie Vargas on Feb 29

Four-division world champion Mikey Garcia is staying at welterweight. Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) takes on former two-division champ Jessie Vargas (29-2-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday, February 29 at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Garcia makes his debut on DAZN with new promoter Eddie Hearn.

Mikey Garcia: “I’m very happy to announce my next fight against Jessie on February 29 in Texas, live on DAZN. I believe our styles are going to make for a great battle and the fans are going to be in for a real treat. Tune in and don’t miss it.”

Jessie Vargas: “It’s a big fight for fight fans, it’s one people have wanted for a long time now. We are giving them what they want to see, it’s going to be a great showdown. He’s a warrior and so am I, we both always go for the win and do anything possible to get it. I really believe in myself and my abilities, it’s one of the fights that will generate a lot of attention and it’s the perfect time to shine and show that I am here to stay – I need to show that I am going to be a world champion again and this is the perfect fight to show that.”

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  • I like this matchup. Exceptional ingredients from both fighters’ arsenals to deliver some interesting twists and turns.

  • It will be a good fight. Both fighters know each other very well and respect each other. Gonna be a Great clean technical fight. Cant wait to see…

    • Everybody seems to be getting caught up in these junior weight classes. For years welterweights were 135-147 and nobody in the class worried about being too small.

      • He is too small. In his fight with Spence it was evident. That’s why he should be at a lower weight class.

  • Mickey Garcia leaves PBC? He’s going to fight who at welterweight? Hey Mickey, Lomachenko is the fight you should be trying to get. If you can go back to lightweight, make it happen. Welterweight is not your size.

  • Vargas a non puncher and always loses to the B+ and A- fighters. Garcia just looking for pay days with no risk. He knows he would get his ass beat by Taylor and especially against Pacquiao. He fooled the casual fans by moving up and getting shut out by Spence, like that earned him some cred. He didn’t fool me.

    • So you’re saying he moved up to duck a fighter? Yeah, I thought of that. It just didn’t make any sense at the time because the move up was a bigger risk. But I guess it was a win win because if he lost he was supposed to. Not sure what this fight does for him Jessie got a draw against Broner.. Mikey beat broner. Maybe he’s trying some new things in the division because he’s serious about staying there. He lost a decision to Spence and Spence knocked other real welterweights out before him so maybe we’re not giving Garcia enough credit in that weight class. I like this fight because I get to see if he got better and more comfortable with his weight speed, movements and power. Timing too because his timing seem off against Spence.. he had a few open opportunities but didn’t go for it. Idk, I like the fight personally.

  • Mikey is not a Welter. He had nothing to offer in his fight with Spence. He lost most of the rounds, and was hammered from pillar to post. He is lucky he was not hurt badly. I like Garcia very much and respect him as a real fighter. But this is not a smart decision. There are several Welters that would hurt him. At Jr Welter he can be dangerous, at Welter he is in the wrong place. I hope his management can speak to him and talk sense to him before he gets hurt. Which I do not want to see.

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