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Garcia pleased with DAZN deal

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Garcia pleased with DAZN deal

Mikey Garcia in 2019 spent the majority of the year shopping around his options of where and who he will fight next for. We all finally got that answer for Garcia as he’ll be in action against Jessie Vargas in his debut match for Matchroom Boxing on February 29th.

Garcia in speaking in an interview with, laid out his decision to sign with Matchroom Bxxing.

“I’m happy with the decision and the terms,” Garcia told Boxingscene. It had to be a deal that worked best for everyone involved and also the right fight, where we give the fans a fight that excites them.”

It is worth noting that Garcia and Matchroom seems to have been the underlying theme that was floating around for most of the year. Steve Kim ran into Garcia and mentioned on the latest edition of The 3 Knockdown Rule Podcast that Garcia was being pretty mum about telling his own family until the press release came out. While the secret is out now, Garcia was hoping that the any upcoming future fights, he’d have the freedom that he was looking for.

“It was important for the fans to be treated to a nice fight,” explained Garcia. “But the deal also had to be structured in a way that leaves me happy and independent.

That independence was something he was looking for since leaving the Top Rank Boxing promotion via a contract dispute back in 2016. A sticking point many feel is that Garcia wants to continue fighting at welterweight, since moving up two weight classes and vacating the WBC lightweight title currently held by Vasiliy Lomachenko.

“I’ve always worked on a fight by fight basis, so remaining that way was very important. I know it was announced that I finally signed with Matchroom… but this is more of a partnership.”

We’ll see how that partnership unfolds as he is in action in Frisco in February.


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