Fight Pick & Preview - Mikey Garcia vs. JuanMa:
In what figures to be a hard-hitting featherweight title bout, newly-crowned Mikey Garcia makes his first defense against former champion Juan Manuel Lopez on June 15 in Dallas. Garcia has been making some noise lately and is beginning to venture into more dangerous waters. Lopez, meanwhile is looking to put a stop to the slide that began with his first loss to Salido--the same guy Garcia beat for the title.
By the time they step into the ring, Lopez will be just a few weeks from his 30th birthday. Garcia is only 25 and considered the fighter with a brighter future at this point. That wasn’t always the case, with Lopez once considered one of the brightest stars in the lower weight classes. We’re talking about a guy whose first 3 world title bouts ended in first-round KO victories, including one over Ponce De Leon.
Date: June 15, 2013
Site: American Airlines Arena, Dallas, Texas
Weight Class: WBO Featherweight Title: 12 Rounds