Zlaticanin vs Garcia Talk With Frank Lotierzo -WBC world lightweight champion Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0) defends his belt against the challenge of Mikey Garcia (35-0) this Saturday night as the co-feature bout on Showtime Boxing’s big event from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
In many ways, Garcia is the big story here, as he enters the fight favored to go home with a title in a third weight class. The 28 year old has already held world belts at featherweight and super featherweight and a win over Zlaticanin would give him a lightweight belt for his trophy case. Garcia took more than two years off prior to his last fight in July of 2016 at super lightweight, a match designed to shake off the ring rust.
As for Zlaticanin, he will be making the first defense of the title he won on June 11th when he stopped Franklin Mamani of Bolivia (21-2-1) in the third round. Zlaticanin has some quality wins on his resume including victories over Ricky Burns, Ivan Redkach and Petr Petrov, but Mamani was simply not a world class opponent. He will find the difference in talent from Mamani to Garcia to be massive.
Zlaticanin vs Garcia Talk With Frank Lotierzo
This latest TBC report sees veteran analyst Frank Lotierzo return to give us his take on the WBC lightweight title fight between Dejan Zlaticanin and Mikey Garcia.
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