Final Presser for Garcia vs. Vargas
WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia and Samuel Vargas both participated in a press conference ahead of weigh-ins tomorrow night and their main event on Premier Boxing Champions Saturday night on Spike.
With 32 professional bouts under his belt, Garcia is undefeated, with 18 of his victories coming by KO. He won the WBC title back in January, claiming the vacant title with a unanimous decision victory over Robert Guerrero. Now, he looks for a knockout win over Vargas as a unification bout in March with WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman is approaching.
"Training camp has been amazing," Garcia said. "We had a really smooth camp. I’ve stayed disciplined and taken care of everything I have to do. I’ve been running and sparring and preparing for anything. I took no shortcuts.
"I know people are excited about the Thurman fight. I understand that and I’m going to be pumped up for that one too. But I’m not looking past anybody. I’m fully focused on putting on a show at home and doing what I have to do to beat Vargas. "
Vargas may not be an easy challenge for the WBC champ. Vargas is currently on a five-fight win streak, with the WBA-NABA welterweight champion defeating Juan Garcia in his last bout back in May. He looks to play the role of spoiler and upset maker ni Garcia’s push to become a unified champion.
"This is a fight that I have to be 100 percent ready for," Vargas said. "I have to mentally be prepared for battle. Then I just have to execute the plan. Danny is a champion for a reason. He does everything well. We just have to find a way to win.
"I’m looking for the upset that night. Everyone wants to see Danny fight Keith Thurman, but I’m looking to make myself known. I feel confident."
The card will also feature the undefeated Jarrett Hurd taking on Jo Jo Dan, and former world champion Javier Fortuna facing off with another undefeated prospect in Omar Douglas.