Mikey Garcia returns to HBO on June 4. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Top Rank has officially announced that their June 4 HBO date has a co-feature, as rising featherweight star Mikey Garcia will face Miguel Beltran Jr before Julio Cesar Chavez's shot at Sebastian Zbik.
Garcia (25-0, 21 KO) will be on HBO for a second straight fight. In his last bout, he dominated Matt Remillard before stopping him after 10 rounds. The younger brother of trainer Robert Garcia, Mikey has become one of the top rising stars under the Top Rank banner, with a TV-friendly style and plenty of between the bells charisma. He's also fighting out of one of the top stables in the U.S. these days, alongside Nonito Donaire, Brandon Rios, and Antonio Margarito.
Beltran (24-1, 17 KO) is a 21-year-old Mexican prospect who was knocked out in the 10th round last year by Joksan Hernandez. His best win is a 10-round split decision in December 2009 over Mickey Roman.
The off-television undercard for the show is packed. Featured fights will include Julio Cesar Miranda vs Brian Viloria; Vanes Martirosyan vs Saul Roman; and fights with Tom Zbikowski and Christy Martin. A proposed fight with Rafael Marquez is off, as Marquez may be moving back to 122 pounds to face Toshiaki Nishioka.