- Mikey Garcia is a 1/5 betting favourite in the opening odds against underdog challenger Jessie Vargas 10/3.
- The two former title holders are scheduled to face each other on February 29, 2020.
- Can Jessie Vargas defy the oddsmakers and hand Mikey Garcia is second loss in a row?
Mikey Garcia’s comeback fight in 2020 has been set against Jessie Vargas. Vargas is a credible comeback fight to take and an interesting welterweight match-up. Garcia vs Vargas will be aired on DAZN in the US and SkySports in the UK & Ireland. We preview the betting odds between Garcia and Vargas and see where the betting value lyes here.
Mikey Garcia vs Jessie Vargas Odds
|Mikey Garcia||1/5, (-500)|
|Jessie Vargas||10/3, (+333)|
As the favourite here, a $500 bet on Mikey Garcia would profit $100. For Vargas, he offers significant underdog value. Bet $100 on Vargas to win $333. Now that we know the odds for Garcia – Vargas, be sure to check out our list of recommended betting sites.
Vargas To Test Garcia
Vargas went the distance with Manny back in 2016. A win here for be huge for Vargas to get back on track. After two consecutive draws 2018 to Adrien Broner and Thomas Dulorme, Vargas picked up a win in 2019 over Humberto Soto. Garcia is a proven welterweight and can really cause some problems for Garcia. For Garcia he will return to Texas the state he lost his first career fight in 2019.
Pacquiao Set To Face The Winner
Garcia is now entering the prime of his boxing career. With a win over Jessie Vargas he can really make a statement and could project him to a big money fight. Vargas is a solid barometer for Garcia, who eventually wants to face Manny Pacquiao.
According to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports: “Garcia still has the big fish at welterweight in mind, and Hearn promised if he beat Vargas that he’d do everything in his power to make a bout with Manny Pacquiao.”
This should be a brilliant gel of boxing styles and a great start to 2020 for boxing.