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Miguel Garcia workout

Photos and report by Ricardo Conde

Fast rising and current IBF #1 featherweight contender Miguel “Mikey” Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs) of Oxnard, CA, trained by his father Eduardo Garcia and brother Robert Garcia, is scheduled to take on Francisco “Franky” Leal (14-5-3, 9 KOs) of Mexico in a 10-round featherweight bout on Saturday, December 4 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA on the undercard of Julio Cesar Chávez Jr. vs. Alfonso Gomez, titled ‘In Harm’s Way’. Garcia vs. Leal will open up the pay-per-view telecast, replacing undefeated lightweight contender ‘Bam Bam’ Brandon Rios who was moved to the Pacquiao vs. Margarito undercard this past weekend.

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“I’m very happy to have been given an opportunity to be on such a big card,” said Garcia. “I’m going to take full advantage of this opportunity and on December 4th I plan on giving the fans a great fight,” continued Garcia.
In his last outing, Miguel Garcia impressively defeated southpaw Cornelius “Lighting” Lock (19-6-1, 12 KOs) of Detroit, MI, having sent Lock to the canvas in rounds three and eleven en-route to an 11th round TKO this past August at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, TX in a 12-round IBF featherweight title eliminator.
Also, scheduled to be on the undercard will be two-division world champion “The Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire (24-1,16 KOs), WBC lightweight champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto (53-7-2, 32 KOs), highly talented junior welterweight prospect Jose Benavidez (9-0, 9 KOs), in separate bouts.
Chávez Jr. vs. Gomez, titled ‘In Harm’s Way’ is scheduled for 12-rounds for the WBC Silver middleweight title and will be available live on Pay-Per-View which is being presented by Top Rank and Zanfer Promotions. Remaining tickets are priced at $200, $100, $50, $30 and are available at, at the Honda Center Box Office or by phone at (800-745-3000).

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