Garcia Gets Seventh-Round Stoppage

WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia can now look towards his title unification match with WBA champion Keith Thurman in March, as Garcia earned a seventh-round TKO victory over Samuel Vargas.

The two met in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) broadcast on Spike, and took place at Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Garcia got off to a hot start early on, sending Vargas to the canvas in the second round. Vargas managed to get up at the count of nine. Vargas was pretty much forced to play defense in that second round, but the bell rang before he could be counted out again.

Vargas came out in the third with some answers, avoiding shots to the head by Garcia. Garcia, however, mixed things up and added in body shots.

In the fifth, Garcia landed a few hard body shots on Vargas; however, Vargas was able to answer with two noteworthy hooks in the round. But Garcia was able to answer, landing blows to get Vargas rocked against the ropes, and he hit an uppercut as the fifth came to a close. Vargas tried to come out firing again in the sixth, but Garcia was able to show his defensive work before getting back onto the offense and keeping Vargas on the ropes.

After Garcia had Vargas against the ropes once more in the seventh, the referee stepped in and awarded a TKO victory to the WBC welterweight champ.

Full PBC card results:
Non-Title: WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia def. Samuel Vargas via TKO (Rd. 7, 2:17)
Jarrett Hurd  def. JoJo Dan via TKO (Rd. 6, 1:06)
Javier Fortuna def. Omar Douglas via unanimous decision (96-93, 96-93, 95-94)

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