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Garcia 32–0(18KO’s) has not seen action since January, and this return on the PBC platform does little to get the heart pounding — apart from in frustration.
Turning Garcia into a household name through free-to-air fights is not going to work if he contests just 2 fights in 12 months, and following on from an expected 12 round victory over Robert Guerrero — far more competitive than most thought it would be — an expected first half finish of Samuel Vargas should follow.
Vargas 25–2–1(13KO’s) is a tough competitor from Columbia, but Errol Spence Jr dished out the truth in 4 rounds last year, and Garcia must follow that act in his hometown of Philadelphia.
A super-fight with WBA Welterweight ruler Keith Thurman is set for next March, so expect no mistakes from the WBC champion on Saturday night.
Javier Fortuna continues his return on the undercard as he faces an unbeaten Omar Douglas.
Fortuna lost his unbeaten record and his WBA Super Featherweight strap when ahead on all three scorecards against Jason Sosa. But Sosa scored a stunning knockout, and Douglas 17–0(12KO’s) will look to do the same in Philly.
But this is a relative step-up for Douglas against an experienced but still improving Fortuna 30–1–1(22KO’s).
Confidence will be vital in this clash, and if Fortuna’s has been knocked then Douglas could score a career best win. But the pick is for Fortuna to move himself back into title contention with a points victory.
Jarrett Hurd was set to face Willie Nelson in a fascinating Super Welterweight clash, but he must now settle for what many will regard as a routine win over under-sized Ionut Dan Ion — or Jo Jo Dan.
Hurd 18–0(12KO’s) looks a very promising talent, impressing in back-to-back stoppages of Frank Galarza and Oscar Molina.
He can add to that streak with another stoppage over the former Kell Brook foe, stopping Dan 35–3(18KO’s) inside 5 rounds.
TERENCE CRAWFORD has continued his online criticism of WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia by slamming the Philadelphian’s upcoming non-title fight with Samuel Vargas.
WBC and WBO super-lightweight champion Crawford recently confirmed a December 1o defence against John Molina, who is coming off an electric win over Ruslan Provodnikov.
Garcia fights huge underdog Vargas this weekend, though his father — the polarising Angel Garcia — panned Crawford’s fight with Molina in a recent interview and Crawford took to social media in response.
“What’s wrong with this guy? How can you talk about me and John Molina, but you go out there and fight a fighter that’s worse than John Molina?,” he mused.
“That don’t even add up, the guy is ranked 42 in the division, what is that? And then you’ve got the nerve to speak about me fighting John Molina. You should’ve took the fight with John Molina, then that would’ve been a better fight than the one you’ve taken now.”
Crawford also made some unfounded claims that Angel Garcia is on drugs, which drew some criticism from the Omaha native’s fans.
Garcia has faced a lot of criticism over his choice of Vargas as an opponent, given that Samuel was destoyed by Errol Spence last year. However Garcia is scheduled to fight Keith Thurman in March, in what will be a mouth-watering unification fight. However Crawford, despite his obvious differences with Garcia, paid him a backhanded compliment by suggesting that his fight with Thurman is not as one-sided as some seem to think.
Thursday afternoon, October 13th saw the Premier Boxing Champions in Philadelphia to announce the November 12th fight between WBC world welterweight champion Danny Garcia and Colombia’s Samuel Vargas.
The press conference was hosted by PBC ring announcer Ray Flores, who also is a featured analyst here at The Boxing Channel.
In this latest report, Ray gives us the details on Thursday’s press conference.
The Garcia vs Vargas fight is set to air on SpikeTV this coming November 12th, and the live event will be at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.