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Mikey Garcia agrees to terms to face Sandor Martin, October 16

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The fight will replace the previously scheduled Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez bout.

Mikey Garcia v Jessie Vargas Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Former world titleholder Mikey Garcia has officially agreed to face Sandor Martin (of Spain) on an October 16th card that will replace the trilogy super flyweight fight between Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez (who tested positive for COVID-19). Garcia-Martin will take place an agreed catchweight of 145lbs per ESPN’s sources, and at this time it’s thought that Estrada-Gonzalez will be punted to November.

Garcia (40-1, 30 KOs) has been out of action his since February 2020 win over Jessie Vargas, one fight removed from his one-sided 2019 loss to Errol Spence. I suppose I don’t have to reiterate just how inactive Garcia has been over several years, but this is obviously set as a tune-up to get Garcia sharp for bigger things to come.

Martin (38-2, 13 KOs), meanwhile, is certainly a little-known opponent Stateside as he’s spent his entire professional career fighting in Europe — mostly Spain — and doesn’t have any notable wins that I can discern, with his best opponent being Anthony Yigit who beat him by unanimous decision in 2017. That said, it’s hard to really expect Martin to be much more than cannon fodder for Garcia in this matchup.