This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy takes another look at the Frampton-Santa Cruz and Zlaticanin-Garcia world title fights, and chats with Sammy Vasquez Jr. before he faces Luis Collazo tonight on FS1.
Entering his second fight after a 2½-year layoff, Mikey Garcia promised that the best part of his career is yet to come. He sure got off to a great start to support that claim.
Dejan Zlaticanin pulls no punches when predicting how he plans to end the first defense of his 135-pound world title against Mikey Garcia.
Mikey Garcia ended a 2½-year ring hiatus in July when he earned a fifth-round stoppage victory over former champion Elio Rojas, but not before first having to stalk the elusive Dominican native for a couple of rounds. As he gears up for his next bout, though, Garcia is pretty certain he won’t need his running shoes.
When Dejan Zlaticanin scored a third-round TKO of Franklin Mamani in June, he became a national hero as the first boxer from Montenegro to win a world championship. Now, he’s looking to raise his profile even further by making the first defense of his 135-pound title.
Despite his status as world champion, Dejan Zlaticanin isn’t as highly regarded as Mikey Garcia heading into their 135-pound title fight. But the Montenegro native says he will get his due once he becomes the first man to stop Garcia.