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Undefeated WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia of Oxnard,Ca. and former two-time world champion Juan Manuel Lopez of Caguas, Puerto Rico, plus the famed Tecate girls, met their fans Wednesday at the La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth Mall in Fort Worth, Texas. The fighters shook hands, signed autographs and posed for photos with hundreds of boxing fans as excitement for their world championship showdown on Saturday night continues to build.
Garcia makes his first title defense against Lopez Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The bout, which is to be televised live on HBO, will be promoted by Top Rank in association with PR Best Boxing, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate.