WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia warms up for a massive unification with Keith Thurman in 2017 against unfancied Samuel Vargas this weekend.
Garcia, undefeated and rated in the WBN Pound for Pound Top 15, heads into his fight with Vargas as a massive favourite with bookmakers 888Sport, whilst father and trainer Angel Garcia is fully confident of sealing victory.
“Danny is completely ready for this fight. He’s healthy and on track to make weight. We’ll be in the ring on November 12 and I think that if Samuel Vargas comes to fight and stands toe-to-toe with Danny, we’re going to end the night early,” said Angel.
“We’ve brought in a lot of young prospects and guys with more experience for Danny to spar. I try to mix it up on Danny and keep him 100 percent ready. We can’t take anything away from Vargas though. I know Danny is a very talented fighter and he gives me what I want. He’s always learning.
“We don’t watch a lot of tape. My job is not to watch the opponent, it’s to train Danny Garcia. You can’t forget about what your fighter does well.
“These are big things for Danny. He’s the champion and he should be on exciting cards like this. We’re looking to keep building and building his career.”
Thurman awaits Garcia on March 4 in one of the most eagerly-anticipated encounters at 147 since Mayweather v Pacquiao in 2015, which sees two unblemished champions collide in a bid to rival Manny Pacquiao as the number one in the division.
The winner could then be seen as an ideal replacement to face Pacquiao should Mayweather turn down a rematch in May next year and see three belts on the line for any future contest.