Mikey Garcia vs Jessie Vargas

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Mikey Garcia vs Jessie Vargas
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3.9
Average: 3.9 (10 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: 
Ford Center, Frisco, Texas, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
147
Referee: 
Jon Schorle

Official Judging
David Sutherland 114 - 113
Cathy Leonard 116 - 111
Steve Morrow 116 - 111

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Mikey Garcia
                                                                    
9
9.03
9.30
9.13
10
9.93
10
9.93
9.43
9.83
9.43
9.16
Jessie Vargas
                                                                    
10
9.96
9.70
9.90
8
9.06
9
9.06
9.56
9.16
9.60
9.83


Fan Cards: Mikey Garcia vs Jessie Vargas


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
114
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
113


scorecard by JAKAJAKA
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
114
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
113


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
114
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
113


scorecard by CAPMAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
113
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
114


scorecard by TIBARIS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
115
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
113


scorecard by JOSELANSINI
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
113
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
114


scorecard by GOOSU
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
115
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
112


scorecard by THEUNDEFEATED
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
114
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
113


scorecard by MAGIC MAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
114
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
9
8
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
113


scorecard by TYLERRCURTIS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
115
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
112


scorecard by ARJ GUY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
114
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
113


scorecard by NF82
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
114
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
114


scorecard by SCP23
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
114
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
113


scorecard by GUY INCOGNITO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
113
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
114


scorecard by ONLY1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
112
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
115


scorecard by SAULCANELO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
113
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
114


scorecard by VC1088
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
117
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
110


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
113
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
114


scorecard by MBUCK
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
113
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
9
10
8
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
114


scorecard by BEAUNUITMEM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
112
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
115


scorecard by HAGLERGOAT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
116
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
111


scorecard by ADAMJO260
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
114
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
113


scorecard by CHAMPION58
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
JESSIE VARGAS
10
9
9
9
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by JAROD KILLIAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
113
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
114


scorecard by MINIMAXBOXING
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
116
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
9
9
8
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
111


scorecard by BLOODMONEY80
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
115
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
9
10
8
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
112


scorecard by AJ KNIGHT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
115
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
112


scorecard by METALHEAD123
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
113
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
114


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
115
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
112


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKEY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
114
JESSIE VARGAS
10
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
113


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

Both fighters are solid fundamental boxers, but both can fight on the inside. Garcia is more defensively solid than Vargas, he is the better counter puncher, he is very accurate, splits the guard of the opponent very well, and I think he is better.

I think Garcia's natural weight is 130-135, he struggled to make 126, but since his comeback from his 2-3 year layoff, he has fought between 135 and 147, and I thought he did great at 135, marginally worse at 140, and poor at 147. Garcia was disappointing against Spence, he lost every round, size was definitely a factor, he rarely landed clean, couldn't get Spence's respect whenever he did land clean to the head, he was sluggish, he gassed in the late rounds. I think Vargas's natural weight is 147-154, he did very well to make 140 at 25, and he is a tall welterweight at 5'11. At 147, the weight favours Vargas, no doubt. I think Garcia, naturally, hits a fair bit harder than Vargas, but he does not hit harder at 147.

Garcia comes off 11 months out after the Spence loss, it was one sided, he might not have the same confidence and mindset he had before the Spence fight, Vargas comes off 10 months out, he hasn't been active himself in the last year, but his last fight was a stoppage win, he has more momentum. Vargas is 30, Garcia is 32, the timing aspect definitely favours Vargas.

Vargas certainly has the size advantage, but I think Spence is slightly bigger, is stronger, and he definitely hits harder, is offensively better, more dangerous, so although Garcia won't take a lot of risks, will have to respect Vargas's power, he won't have to be as cautious as he was against Spence. I think Garcia will definitely struggle with this being at 147, but he might not struggle as much as he did against Spence, because he has the experience of the Spence fight.

I don't think the timing, size aspects are enough for Vargas to have the beating of Garcia, I think the difference in calibre is too much, but those factors definitely give Vargas a better chance of a win, and I think this will be a very competitive fight, and the hardest fought win Garcia has had since 2008, when he got up off the deck to beat Walter Estrada in a close fight.

I think this will be a fight with 2 havles, I think Vargas will come on strong in the late rounds, will be able to walk through Garcia's power, will be prepared to take shots to land them, but Garcia will be too far ahead, because in the majority of the rounds, he will be a step ahead, will out box Vargas in several of the rounds, Vargas will struggle to impose his size and make Garcia work, Garcia won't tire until late in the fight, and he will be clearly ahead after 8 rounds.

I think Mikey wins by MD.

I think this will be the test if Mikey can actually compete at Welterweight effectively, or if it's just a bridge too far to cross.

Spence was of course a special case, maybe a bit too big for Mikey to handle, and generally just a tough fight to start with at 147. Vargas is no joke though, a former world champion, and at least a solid B+ fighter. It should be interesting to see. I'll take Mikey by a close but unanimous decision.

Wouldn't be entirely shocked to see it go the other way though.

Jarod Killian's picture

I’m going with Vargas by UD on this one. I think Mikey is on the decline plus he’s taking this fight after a lot of inactivity coming off a big defeat against Spence. I’m also taking into account size and reach advantage in giving Vargas the edge.

Fun fight

Guy Incognito's picture

Close fight. Could have gone either way. Despite the knockdown, I felt Vargas deserved the decision.

I didn't think the second half of the fight was all that close.

close fight

Champion97's picture

Great performance from Mikey, he is very small at 147, but he was better in this fight than he was against Spence, he will always be at a size disadvantage at 147, but part of the problem against Spence was the fact that it was his first fight. The Spence rematch won't happen, it was a shut out, I think it would still be a one sided fight, but he would win rounds in a rematch. This fight didn't surprise me apart from Mikey knocking Vargas down, and he had him hurt bad, down heavily, he has carried more power to 147 than I thought, but I still think he should drop to 140, there are fights there for him. Vargas out worked Mikey for a lot of the fight, had a great start and finished well, but Mikey dominated in the mid rounds, landed the better shots for most of the fight.