Former four division world champion Mikey Garcia wants to send a message to his fans, when he faces two division champion Jessie Vargas on February 29.
The bout takes place at the welterweight limit of 147, where Garcia (39-1 30 KOs) believes that there is unfinished business.
“I do feel that 140 would be a better weight for me to compete at, but the last fight left a very bad taste in my mouth. I want to clear that up, I want to show everyone that there is a lot more to Mikey Garcia. That’s why we decided to go to 147 and fight Jessie Vargas. Once that’s done, we can explore all of the options at 140 as well, I just want to get this one done first,” Garcia said to BoxingScene.com.
“I’ll have a lot of options. I can compete at any weight that I’m comfortable at. I wasn’t able to show that in my last fight, and that’s why I want to show my fans that I am a contender – even at welterweight. I’ll have the ability to go down and fight at 140 and there are some big fights at welterweight. I’m not ruling out the possibility of going back down to 140 or staying at 147.”
Vargas (29-2-2 11 KOs) has only two defeats on his record – with the losses coming at the hands of Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao.