Mikey Garcia will be facing Dejan Zlaticanin on January 18, 2017, on the undercard of Frampton vs Santa Cruz 2. See the odds and where you can bet on Garcia vs Zlaticanin, along with our breakdown of the fight.
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Mikey Garcia is the (-250) favorite and Dejan Zlaticanin is the (+200) underdog at Bovada.
Mikey Garcia has the opportunity to once again be world champion when he challenges Dejan Zlaticanin for the WBC lightweight title on January 28 at the MGM in Las Vegas.
Garcia previously held the super featherweight belt before his hiatus from the sport in 2014 to resolve a legal matter involving his promotion. Garcia returned to the ring in July of 2016 and won a TKO over Elio Rojas at lightweight, which seems to be a more comfortable weight class for him.
Dejan Zlaticanin is the current WBC lightweight champ and he won the vacant title against Franklin Mamani back in June. Although his most memorable win probably came against Ricky Burns in Scotland. Zlaticanin is a relentless pressure fighter that has knockout power, as evidenced by his stoppage win against Ivan Redkach.
This fight will be an interesting clash of styles with the all-out attack of Dejan Zlaticanin versus the precision of a calm and calculated Mikey Garcia. Zlaticanin will have the advantage early in the fight when he comes out guns blazing, and if Mikey Garcia is able to weather the early storm he should take control as it goes into the later rounds.