Garcia Happy With DAZN Deal

Boxing’s most sought after free agent Mikey Garcia has made a short term pact with Eddie Hearn and DAZN, over a year after he was first being pursued by the Matchroom Boxing boss.

“It was the right deal and the right agreement,” Garcia told Boxing Scene of his deal that features a February 29th showdown against Jessie Vargas. “I’m happy with the decision and the terms. 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 was important for the fans to be treated to a nice fight,” explained Garcia who refused to sign with a promoter following an acrimonious divorce from his partnership with Top Rank and Bob Arum. “But the deal also had to be structured in a way that leaves me happy and independent.

“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.”

Initial Report: Boxing Scene

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