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Top prospect Ryan Garcia to return March 22

Ryan Garcia faces Fernando Vargas on a Thursday night ESPN2 card.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Top super featherweight prospect Ryan Garcia will return to action on Thursday, March 22, when he headlines a Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN card from Indio, California.

Garcia, 19, is 13-0 (12 KO) thus far as a professional, looking like a real blue chipper. He’ll be facing veteran Fernando Vargas (32-13-3, 21 KO), who has lost two straight but will serve as a nice next step for Garcia, 10 years Vargas’ junior.

Garcia went 6-0 in 2017, last fighting on December 16. He’s considered one of Golden Boy’s real future stars.

The show will also feature a 10-round welterweight bout between former top prospect Eddie Gomez (20-3, 11 KO) and KeAndre Gibson (18-1-1, 7 KO). Gibson was stopped in four by Antonio Orozco last year, but has won two straight. Gomez has lost two of his last three.

Featherweight prospect Joet Gonzalez (18-0, 10 KO) will also be in action, taking on Rolando Magbanua (28-6, 20 KO).

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