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Garcia whoops Vargas to set up Thurman fight

It wasn’t much of a competition for Danny Garcia as he easily dispatched of Samuel Vargas in the seventh round of their non-title bout. The WBC Welterweight champion Garcia didn’t have his belt on the line, but it was tune-up fight after his 10 month layoff to set up the anticipated clash against fellow Premier Boxing Championship star Keith Thurman.

Garcia didn’t show any ring rust against Vargas, displaying his speed and power right away. Garcia knocked Vargas down in the first round with a counter right hand. Vargas was stunned and waited until the count of eight to stand up. It was clear right away that Vargas had nothing that could challenge Garcia.

Garcia just teed off on Vargas until finally the referee saw the beating was too much and there was no reason to continue midway through the seventh round without Vargas even hitting the canvas.

Garcia and Thurman had an agreement in place for a title unification fight on March 4, 2017. This was the one hurdle to get Garcia back in the ring and ready for it. Thurman retained his WBA welterweight title in June in a war against Shawn Porter.

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