Hector Luis Garcia (15-0) burst onto the scene in February when defeated the then unbeaten Chris Colbert via unanimous decision in Las Vegas in a Showtime main event.
The 30-year-old Dominican Republic native started off strong against Colbert, dropping him in the 7th round in route to the dominant decision win. He entered the fight as high as a 50-1 to underdog at various sports books.
He is now the mandatory challenger to WBA super featherweight champion Roger Gutierrez and hopes to fight him sometime this summer.
Later on tonight, WBC super featherweight champion Oscar Valdez and WBO champion Shakur Stevenson meet in a huge unification showdown in Las Vegas. The fight will be broadcast on ESPN.
Garcia is naturally very interested in the fight and would like to face winner down the road.
Stevenson is listed as an 8-1 favorite at the MGM Grand where the fight takes place. Garcia feels the odds may be a little wide but believes Stevenson will win the fight by unanimous decision.
“I think that Stevenson will win by decision because of his boxing ability and defense. If Valdez wins it will be by knockout because he has the power to hurt anyone but I lean towards Stevenson because he is a more technical fighter with the ability to box and move,” Garcia told BoxingScene.com.
In his last fight, Valdez rallied late to defeat Robson Conceicao by unanimous decision in September.
Stevenson last fought in October when he stopped Jamel Herring in 10 rounds to become a two-division champion.
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