Former WBC and IBF lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (39-1) will be making his comeback to the ring this upcoming February.
The American struck a one-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing yesterday, as he’ll be fighting another former champion – Jessie Vargas (29-2-2).
The fight will be in the welterweight category which the 32-year-old Garcia made his debut this March when Errol Spence Jr. dismantled him. But the loss is clearly not bothering Mikey, who will have his second going in the division.
The 30-year-old Vargas who is a former super light and welterweight world champion hasn’t fought since April 2019 when he defeated Humberto Soto via KO.
The bout is set to take place in Texas, US, on February 29.
Face-to-face for the first time💥 #GarciaVargas
Who have you got on Feb 29?
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“I’m excited to get back in the ring,” said Garcia, whose 32nd birthday was Sunday, the same day his new promotional deal was announced.
“I’m looking forward to the next stage of my career and grow my legacy. I want people to look back at my career and say, ‘That guy never backed down from anyone.’ There’s still a lot more I can deliver.”
“It’s not going to be an easy fight with Jessie,” Garica said. “I don’t take easy fights. I actually turned down other opponents because I wanted an opponent who can motivate and excite me. He’s fought some of the best fighters of this era.”