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Danny Garcia-Samuel Vargas will be a non-title fight

At least one sensible decision has come out of this farce.

Danny Garcia v Robert Guerrero Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Aren’t you excited to see Danny Garcia take on Samuel Vargas next month?! Yeah, me neither. But the one silver lining here is that the WBC has at least made a reasonable decision to not sanction this fight as a world title defense. That would have truly been a travesty...which we have seen before, unfortunately.

So just to throw out a few more details on the fight that no one cares about (except in a ‘shame on you’ kind of way) — it’ll be a scheduled 10-rounder at the Liacouras Center in Philadephia on a PBC on Spike card. A news conference formally announcing the fight is supposed to take place today.

And because I’m forced to search far and wide for silver linings here, I should also note that PBC officials are also billing this match-up as Garcia’s “final hurdle before his highly anticipated welterweight world title unification showdown against undefeated champion Keith Thurman planned for the first quarter of 2017.”

‘Hurdle’ is probably much too strong a term in this instance, but at least Garcia-Thurman is a fight actually worth looking forward to. All the rest of this stuff in the meanwhile is basically just killing time.

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