Undefeated former world champion Danny Garcia (31-0, 18KOs) will face multi-divisional world champion Roberto “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-3-1,18 KOs) this Saturday. The 12 round main event will be for the vacant WBC welterweight championship of the world. The title was left vacant following the retirement of unbeaten pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. The site location will be the Staples Center. Fox will broadcast the event live with Tom Brown (TGB Promotions) promoting the show.
It seems odd to say two time world champion enters a fight with something to prove. This however seems to be the case with Garcia. He breakout fight for sure was his unifying title upset knockout victory of then world champion Amir Khan. Garcia had previously beaten Erik Morales twice but Morales was well past his prime. Unfortunately for Garcia his career has been inconsistent since the Khan victory. He had a very good upset win over Lucas Matthysse but this was followed up with questionable victories over Mauricio Hererra and Lamont Peterson. Some may feel Garcia should get his just do for winning even though those fights weren’t his best performances. This has not been the mindset of the majority in boxing circles.
Garcia is a massive favorite to defeat Guerrero. A lot of this can be contributed to Guerrero’s last few fights. He had some good moments but overall did not look like a fighter who is fighting on the elite level. Garcia cannot take Guerrero lightly at all as he himself has not looked stellar of late. The opportunity is clearly there for Garcia to win his second world title in as many as divisions but there really is no margin for era for him to not win in dominate fashion. Another lackluster victory will not raise his stock at all. This could be a very interesting fight based on the way each guy has looked as late. Guerrero is in the a lot of exciting fights. His style meshed with Garcia could deliver another possible classic.