- Mikey Garcia r7-12 ... £10 ... 17/10 paddypower.com
Mikey Garcia (33(28)-0-0) - Height 5'7'' - Reach 68'' - 26 years old
Juan Carlos Burgos (30(20)-1(0)-2) - Height 5'8.5'' - Reach 68.5'' - 26 years old
Unbeaten two-weight world champion Mikey Garcia takes on Mexico's Juan Carlos Burgos on Saturday night for the world featherweight strap at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
Garcia is a big favourite to win the bout despite facing an opponent whose only defeat came in his first world title tilt, back in 2010, and his second world title shot, two fights ago, ended in a draw with Roman Martinez.
Garcia took on the same Martinez in his last fight, stopping him in the eighth round after suffering a knock-down in the second. The tumble came from a clean punch by the hard-hitting Martinez but Garcia recovered immediately.
Burgos has never been stopped but Garcia has taken opponent's 'O's before, and nobody has ever heard the 12th bell in a bout with this champ.
The American is very likely to win the fight because he has better skills than Burgos and has come through fights with harder punchers. Garcia has a huge 85% ko record, which can easily be divided up by those who lost to the champ in the early rounds, often having several ko losses already, and those that were ko'd late, who hadn't been beaten or hadn't been stopped before.
The odds of 17/10 are on offer for a late Garcia win, which seem good value for what appears to be the most likely result.