NEW YORK (December 16, 2013) -- Undefeated two-division world champion and Ventura County Police and Sheriff's Reserve Officer Academy graduate MIKEY GARCIA returns to the stage where he won his first world title 12 months earlier -- The Theater at Madison Square Garden -- only this time he'll be defending his second world championship belt in as many weight classes. Garcia will put his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight title on the line against two-time world title challenger and current No. 1 contender JUAN CARLOS "Mini" BURGOS. Garcia vs. Burgos will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, Saturday, JANUARY 25, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will open with a 10-round battle between undefeated heavyweight contenders BRYANT JENNINGS and ARTUR SZPILKA.
These four warriors have a combined record of 96-1-2 (69 KOs) -- a winning percentage of 97% and a victory by knockout ratio of 72%.
Promoted by TOP RANK, in association with Banner Promotions, Thompson Boxing Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions, Warriors Boxing Promotions, Madison Square Garden and Tecate, tickets, priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, go on sale This Friday! December 20 at Noon ET -- THE perfect holiday gift for boxing fans. Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.thegarden.com.
The non-televised undercard will feature New York's favorite light heavyweight, undefeated Top-10 contender "IRISH" SEANIE MONAGHAN, 2012 Puerto Rican Olympian and undefeated lightweight contender FELIX VERDEJO and undefeated super middleweight contender JESSE HART, the son of Philadelphia boxing legend Eugene "Cyclone" Hart. The trio of young contenders boast a perfect record of 39-0 (29 KOs).
"We are proud to be presenting Mike Garcia once again," said Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM. "We believe Mikey is the next big superstar in boxing and in 2014 that will become evident."