Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas will meet during a welterweight clash at The Ford Center in Frisco, Texas this weekend, with New Zealand’s former heavyweight champion Joseph Parker also on the cardboard.
The co-main event has classic written everywhere it, with Kal Yafai defending his WBA super flyweight world title against Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez.
Here’s everything you would like to understand about the fights.
WHEN IS GARCIA-VARGAS?
Garcia and Vargas are fighting in Saturday, leap day in Texas. That works bent Sunday, March 1 Australia time.
WHAT TIME IS GARCIA-VARGAS IN AUSTRALIA?
The fight will happen late on Saturday night within the US to cater for the West Coast TV zone. meaning Garcia and Vargas should be fighting at around 4pm on Sunday afternoon.
HOW TO WATCH GARCIA-VARGAS IN AUSTRALIA
Due to some scheduling conflicts, the fight are going to be shown on Main Event TV – but it’ll be free!
You can also watch it on Kayo.
JOSEPH PARKER RETURNS AGAINST SHAWNDELL WINTERS
Former heavyweight world champion Joseph Parker is back in action on the undercard, taking over American Shawndell Winters.
Parker last fought in June 2019, stopping Alex Leapai. He was scheduled to face Derek Chisora, but was forced out with a spider bite.
Winters is 13-2 as knowledgeable and Parker is hoping a win will kickstart his return to the highest of the heavyweight division.
The Kiwi is ranked second with the WBO and is gunning for a rematch with Anthony Joshua.
Parker was outpointed by the Brit in 2018, before dropping another decision to Dillian Whyte.
KAL YAFAI VS ROMAN ‘CHOCOLATITO’ GONZALEZ
The co-main event might be a classic, with Kal Yafai putting his WBA super flyweight world title on the road against former pound-for-pound king Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez.
Australia’s Andrew Moloney was lining up for an attempt at Yafai after claiming the interim WBA super flyweight world title in December, but the Englishman is taking the larger money fight against Chocolatito.
Yafai will put his perfect record on the road, looking to feature to his 26-0 (15KOs) record.
Gonzalez has rebounded from his pair of losses to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai with two stoppage victories within the last two years.
It’s stacked. Check it out below.
Mikey Garcia vs Jessie Vargas – vacant World Boxing Council Diamond Welterweight Title
Khalid Yafai vs Roman Gonzalez – WBA World Super Flyweight Title
Julio Cesar Martinez vs Jay Harris – WBC World Flyweight Title
Joseph Parker vs Shawndell Terell Winters
Murat Gassiev vs Jerry Forrest
Israil Madrimov vs Charlie Navarro
Jesse Rodriguez vs Marco Sustaita
Diego Pacheco vs Oscar Riojas
Alexis Espino vs Delvecchio Savage
MIKEY GARCIA RECORD
Garcia is 39-1 with 30 knockout wins to his name.
His first and only loss was in his last fight, when he dropped a choice to Errol Spence in his welterweight debut.
JESSIE VARGAS RECORD
Vargas is 29-2-2 with 11 wins by knockout.
He lost to Tim Bradley in 2015 and Manny Pacquiao in 2016 before recording a pair of majority draws opposite Adrien Broner and Thomas Dulorme in 2018.