LOS ANGELES — Mikey Garcia defends his WBC title against IBF champion Robert Easter. Jr in a lightweight title unification bout from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Garcia (38-0, 30 KOs) won the title in January 2017, knocking out Dejan Zlaticanin in the third round. He moved up to 140 pounds in July of that year, defeating Adrien Broner by unanimous decision. Instead of going back down to 135 pounds, Garcia remained at junior welterweight and beat Sergey Lipinets to win the IBF belt in March to win his fourth world title in four different weight classes.
Easter (21-0, 14 KOs) captured the vacant belt from Richard Commey in September 2016. He’s gone on to make three consecutive title defenses, winning all of them via decision over Luis Cruz, Denis Shafikov and Javier Fortuna.
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Stay locked in as Sporting News will be providing you with updates until the main card begins at 10 p.m. ET.
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Garcia vs. Easter fight results
11:00 a.m.: Mikey Garcia and Robert Easter. Jr will duke it out to see who really is the best lightweight in the world from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. SN will provide coverage throughout the day and will be cageside for all the action.
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Garcia vs. Easter fight card
- Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter Jr. in WBC/IBF Lightweight title unification
- Luis Ortiz vs. Razvan Cojanu; Heavyweights
- Mario Barrios vs. Jose Roman; Junior Welterweights
- Roberto Marroquin vs. Ricardo Nunez; Lightweights
- Jamontay Clark vs. Terrell Williams; Welterweights
- Fabian Maidana vs. Andrey Klimov; Junior Welterweights
Garcia vs. Easter latest news
— Garcia explains to SN why he wants to be “The People’s Champ”.
— Garcia also tells SN why he needs to fight Errol Spence Jr. to be great.
— Easter tells SN he wants to scratch Garcia off the pound-for-pound lists.
— What is Easter looking for against Garcia?
— SN explains why Garcia is the most wanted man in boxing.
— Here is how you can watch Garcia vs. Easter.
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