Mikey Garcia vs Jessie Vargas, Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ Ford Center, Frisco, Texas, USA. This fight will be at 147lbs scheduled for twelve rounds of boxing. The fight will be streamed live in the UK via NOW TV and in the USA, stream on DAZN site website and app.
This is a close fight and the odds show, The Line Mikey Garcia -531 / Jessie Vargas +444, visit Sportsbetting24.ca for more information.
Garcia comes off an 11 months layoff after his lost to Errol Spence Jr. where they fought at 147lbs. The scores of the fight were, Glenn Feldman 107-120 | Alex Levin 108-120 | Nelson Vazquez 108-120. This was a big move up for Garcia where is always fought at 135lbs and under. Its interesting that he is staying at the 147lbs weightclass. Many people thought he should move back down. Garcia will need to control the ring Vargas will have to make his size and reach advantage. Mickey, might not have the same confidence and mindset he had before the Spence fight.
Vargas like Garcia has been out of the ring for 10 months. Also he only fought once in 2019 when he knocked out Humberto Soto. Vargas has an impressive resume. Before the Soto he has tow back to back draws in 2018 against Adrien Broner and Thomas Dulorme. His only two losses are against Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. Vargas is 30, Garcia is 32, the timing aspect definitely favors Vargas.
Both fighters are solid fundamental boxers, but both can fight on the inside. Garcia is more defensively solid than Vargas, he is the better counter puncher. I’m going with Vargas by UD on this one. I don't think Mikey is on the decline but I question him staying at this weight. Plus he’s taking this fight after a lot of inactivity coming off a big defeat against Spence. I’m also taking into account size and reach advantage of Vargas. We all love Garcia and he is a ana amazing sound fighter. I feel like he needs to move back down and he will dominate in the lower weights.
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