LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2013)
-- Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion MIKEY GARCIA (31-0, 26 KOs) of Oxnard,
Calif., will host his first public sparring session and open workout as world champion, Tomorrow! Saturday, June 1, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
PT, at the UFC Gym (23701 La Palma Ave., Yorba
Linda, Calif. 92887-5538). Garcia
is in his last two weeks of training for his first title defense, against former
WBO junior featherweight and WBO featherweight champion JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ (33-2, 30 KOs), of
Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Joining Mikey at his open workout will be his brother, Robert, the former International Boxing
Federation (IBF) junior lightweight champion and 2012 Trainer of the Year, and
his father Eduardo, who co-train
The Garcia - Lopez world featherweight title fight will take place on Saturday, June 15 and will be televised
live from the American Airlines
Center® in Dallas, Texas, on HBO Boxing After
beginning at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT. This will be the first time HBO has
televised a boxing event from the American Airlines Center. The Garcia - Lopez world championship
event will be promoted by Top Rank®,
in association with PR Best Boxing, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate.
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