Featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (31-0 26 KO’s) will be squaring off against former champion Juan Manuel Lopez (33-2, 30 KO’s)on June 15th at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas. Top Rank considered bringing the card to Puerto Rico or San Antonio but instead decided on Dallas, which hasn’t hosted a significant card since Manny Pacquiao defeated Antonio Margarito in the second of his two fights at Cowboys Stadium in November 2010.
Lopez will be challenging Garcia for his WBO featherweight title that he won by defeating Orlando Salido by technical decision on July 19, 2013. Tickets for Garcia vs Lopez boxing championship bout are available for purchase. We are suggesting to fans to buy your tickets now to secure exclusive seats for yourself and colleagues.
Garcia (31-0, 26 KOs), 25, of Oxnard, Calif., is the fighter on the rise. He won his world title in dominant fashion on Jan. 19 in New York, dropping Orlando Salido — who owns two knockout wins against Lopez — four times in an eighth-round technical decision win. The fight was cut short when Salido broke Garcia’s nose with an accidental head butt and he was unable to continue, but was way ahead on the scorecards.
Lopez (33-2, 30 KOs), 29, was once considered one of boxing’s best fighters before his upset knockout losses to Salido. Lopez made five junior featherweight title defenses before moving up to featherweight in 2010 and immediately winning a world title with a seventh-round knockout of Steven Luevano. After two defenses, Lopez was knocked out by Salido in the eighth round of a 2011 slugfest in Puerto Rico.