Boxing evening on Saturday, February 29th at the “The Ford Center at The Star” arena in Frisco, USA: Mike Garcia and Jesse’s “The Pride of Las Vegas” 12-round Vargas fight. Expert prediction for wins (bets), statistics of wins and defeats of boxers, a list of all undercard fights.
|Mikey Garcia||Jessie Vargas|
Ventura, California, USA
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
|Height||168 cm||180 cm|
|Arm span||173 cm||180 cm|
|Weight. cat||welterweight (66,68 kg)||super welterweight (69,85 kg)|
|Record||39 – 1 – 0|
|29 – 2 – 2|
Mikey Garcia has already entered his name in the history of boxing, but he is only 32 years old, so probably the American will be able to surprise the fans with new successes. Let’s be honest: the welterweight is too big for Garcia. Here are such giants as Errol Spence (to whom Mikey lost last year), Terence Crawford, Yordenis Ugas, as well as tall avenues in the person of Vergil Ortiz and Daniyar Yeleussinov.
Mikey’s height is only 168 cm with an arm span of 173 cm. The American, already 63.5 kg, has lost some of his striking power, having beat Sergey Lipints only in points. At 66.7 kg, his punch will completely lose the necessary weight. Nevertheless, in technical terms, he is in no way inferior to the same Danny Garcia or Keith Thurman.
The American has vast experience (40 fights, 39 wins) and brother-coach Robert Garcia in the corner. On account of Mikey win over Dejan Zlatichanin, Adrien Broner, Robert Easter Jr., Juan Carlos Burgos, Orlando Salido, Roman Martinez. Garcia knocked out 30 opponents.
30-year-old Vargas spent 33 matches and won 29 fights. Jessie is a strong and good boxer who will not work easily. First of all, it has an advantage in size. He is 12 cm taller than Garcia, and also exceeds that in the length of his arms (7 cm).
Vargas is also quite experienced, but most of the significant fights he lost or tied. Jessie won against Sadam Ali, Umberto Soto, Antonio DeMarco, Josesito Lopez. The American was inferior to Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, and with Adrien Broner and Thomas Dulorme received draw verdicts.
The situation is not in favor of Vargas. Jessie is a big guy, it is difficult for him to drive a welterweight, so he moved to 69.9 kg. It was not possible to agree on a fight there with Kell Brook, and the rest of the fighters were under contract with Al Haimon. The American accepted Hearn’s offer to go down to 66.7 kg for the duel with Garcia. Obviously, selling the name of Vargas is much more difficult than organizing Mikey’s fight with Thurman, D. Garcia, Pacquiao or Porter.
Mikey Garcia vs Jessie Vargas Prediction
Bookmakers have not yet set odds for the fight between Garcia and Vargas, so we can only speculate who will open as a favorite. Technically, Mikey is a more versatile boxer, but the welterweight is not his weight category. The ex-world champion in 4 scales is approaching the battle on February 29 after losing to Spence, while Vargas is inspired by Victoria over Soto veteran.
We believe that the most logical outcome of the upcoming match is the win of Garcia by the decision of the judges. He is unlikely to be able to knock out a large Jessie, but to shoot on points is quite.