M.Garcia vs Vargas Info
Mikey Garcia beat Jessie Vargas by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 29th February 2020 at The Ford Center at The Star in Texas.
The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 116-111, 114-113 in favor of winner Mikey Garcia.
The fight took place over rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
M.Garcia vs Vargas stats
Mikey Garcia stepped into the ring with a record of 39 wins, 1 loss and draws, 30 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jessie Vargas made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Garcia had a massive power advantage over Vargas, boosting at 77% knock out percentage over Vargas' 38%.
Mikey Garcia was the older man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
Vargas had a height advantage of 3 inches over Garcia. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Mikey Garcia & Jessie Vargas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Garcia was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Vargas, who’s first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 238 to Vargas' 253.
Mikey Garcia went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA in the 147lb division.
Jessie Vargas was ranked number 4 by the WBO in the 147lb division.
M.Garcia vs Vargas form
Garcia had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Adrien Broner on 29th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dejan Zlaticanin on 28th January 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Elio Rojas on 30th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had won against Juan Carlos Burgos on 25th January 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had beat Roman Martinez on 9th November 2013 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at American Bank Center, Corpus Christi.
Vargas had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Humberto Soto on 26th April 2019 by knockout in the 6th round at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Thomas Dulorme on 6th October 2018 by majority draw at Wintrust Arena, Illinois.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Adrien Broner on 21st April 2018 by majority draw at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Aaron Herrera on 15th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Pioneer Event Center, California, Afghanistan.
He had been beaten by Manny Pacquiao on 5th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jessie Vargas had been fighting more than Mikey Garcia.
Going to this contest, Mikey Garcia had last fought 3 years 1 month and 23 days ago, while Jessie Vargas' last outing had been 1 year 4 months and 26 days ago.
Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years 8 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 5 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What time did M.Garcia vs Vargas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States, which was around 4:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast M.Garcia vs Vargas?
M.Garcia vs Vargas was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Arena.