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.