Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion Mikey Garcia will make his first title defense, against former two-division world champion Juan Manuel "JuanMa" Lopez, Saturday, June 15, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The fighters met in Dallas today for the opening press conference, and right here you'll find all of the details.
The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT. This will be the first time HBO has televised a boxing event from the American Airlines Center. Making their Dallas debut, Garcia and Lopez boast a combined record of 64-2 (56 KOs) -- a winning percentage of 97% and a victory by knockout ratio of 87.5%.
"Mikey proved in his last fight that he is a world champion. Now he has to prove he can remain a world champion when he faces one of the toughest men in the division in two-time world champion Juanma," said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank.
"This caps ...