Sergio Garcia finely tuned for Tony Harrison take a look at, eyes Lubin-Fundora winner

When former European junior middleweight titleholder Sergio Garcia dipped his toe into world class in opposition to Sebastian Fundora, final December, it didn’t work out and he misplaced his unbeaten document.

Nonetheless, the 29-year-old Spanish fighter did sufficient to earn one other huge struggle stateside and now faces former WBC 154-pound titlist Tony Harrison at The Theatre at Virgin Resorts in Las Vegas on Saturday.

“I don’t assume Fundora had ever had such a tricky struggle till he confronted me,” Garcia (33-1, 14 knockouts) informed The Ring by Oscar Zardain. “It was a really tight consequence, both of us might have gained, however he was at house and took the tighter rounds.

“Thank God, I had an awesome efficiency and the American public needs to see me once more. I’m positive I’ll placed on present in opposition to Tony Harrison.”

Garcia, who has ready for 2 months at house in Torrelavega, underneath the watchful eye of Víctor Iglesias, appreciates that he can have his fingers full in opposition to the proficient American.

“[Harrison] has a whole lot of expertise on the prime stage, which is exactly what I don’t have,” admitted Garcia. “I have to face opponents with these traits to continue to grow as a boxer and to have the ability to turn out to be a world champion.

“He’s very quick and has good footwork, however I’m going to attempt to preserve the tempo of the struggle as excessive as attainable. He’s the fighter with one of the best document I’ve ever confronted. I’m very excited to share the ring with him. I’ve been working very arduous for this second and I consider the consequence will likely be seen on April ninth.”

If Garcia is victorious, he hopes to face the winner of the primary occasion.

“I’d struggle the winner of [Sebastian] Fundora-[Erickson] Lubin,” he stated. “I’d love a rematch in opposition to Sebastian.”

Harrison (28-3-1, 21 KOs) turned skilled in 2011 and was managed and skilled by Emanuel Steward till the Kronk legend’s premature passing in 2012.

The expert boxer-puncher gained 21 fights earlier than tasting defeat for the primary time in opposition to Willie Nelson (TKO 9). Harrison rebounded nicely however was stopped by Jarrett Hurd (TKO 9) when he challenged for the vacant IBF title. Nonetheless, he did shock Jermell Charlo (UD 12) by sticking to his recreation plan and claiming the WBC model with an in depth and controversial resolution. Charlo scored an eleventh spherical stoppage in a direct rematch, which befell in December 2019. The 31-year-old Harrison has fought simply as soon as since, receiving a draw with Bryant Perrella in April 2021.

The Showtime occasion will likely be headlined by Erickson Lubin-Sebastian Fundora. The printed will start at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT.


Questions and/or feedback might be despatched to Anson at [email protected] and you may observe him on Twitter @AnsonWainwright.


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