Premier Boxing Champions returns on Saturday night at Staples Center with a 147-pound title fight. The card is highlighted by Danny Garcia vs. Robert Guerrero, as the two boxers fight for the vacant WBC welterweight championship.
The bout marks Garcia’s second fight since becoming a welterweight, having gotten a ninth-round TKO over Paulie Malignaggi in August. Garcia has never lost as a professional, and he’s looking to move up the ranks of boxing’s most star-studded division. Guerrero got his chance to sit atop the division when he lost to Floyd Mayweather in 2013, and he lost to Keith Thurman less than a year ago. Guerrero beat Aron Martinez by split decision when he last stepped in the ring in June.
Garcia is a heavy favorite to defeat Guerrero as the two boxers carry on the sport’s Puerto Rico-Mexico rivalry, though both fighters were born in the United States. Garcia is a -900 favorite at Bovada.lv, while Guerrero has +550 betting odds.
“If there ever was a fight that defined the word ‘war,' it’s this fight. I guarantee this is going to be a historic fight. A Mexican-American vs. a Puerto Rican-American, it's a bitter rivalry," Guerrero said.
The undercard is highlighted by another welterweight bout as the undefeated Sammy Vasquez takes on Aron Martinez, who nearly beat Guerrero in 2015. Dominic Breazeale and Amir Mansour will go at it in a heavyweight fight.
Tale of the Tape
Danny Garcia Robert Guerrero
Age: 27 32
Height: 5’8 ½ 5’8
Weight: 146.8 lbs. 146.8 lbs.
Reach: 68 ½ “ 70”
Stance: Orthodox Southpaw
Record: 31-0 (18 KO) 33-3-1 (18 KO)
Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
TV Channel: FOX