It didn't look good early, but Garcia gets the job done vs. Vargas.
People were extremely skeptical of Mikey Garcia staying at welterweight ahead of his bout against Jessie Vargas on Saturday night.
For the first three rounds, those doubts appeared to be the correct assessment. But Garcia showed why he's one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, dropping Vargas in the fifth and then dominate from that point forward to win by unanimous decision (116-111, 116-111, 114-113) at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. DAZN News scored it 115-112 for Garcia.
"As the fight went on, I started hurting him," Garcia said in his post-fight interview. "I started closing the gap and feeling better with the rhythm and timing, and it worked out well."