News | Oct 21 2016

Mikey Garcia will challenge Dejan Zlaticanin on the Frampton-Santa Cruz undercard

Mikey Garcia, fresh off his return victory, will challenge Zlaticanin for his WBC World lightweight title
Mikey Garcia
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Dejan Zlaticanin will defend his WBC World title against Mikey Garcia in a battle of unbeaten lightweights on January 28th. The MGM Grand in Las Vegas will host the fight, which will serve as the co-feature to the much-anticipated rematch between Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz.

“I’m fighting Mickey Garcia on January 28,” said Zlaticanin via social media. “My first wish came true in June of this year when I became a world champion, and my second wish is to box at the MGM Grand Arena.”

Zlaticanin, a thirty-two year-old native of Montenegro, will be making his first defense of the green belt he acquired in a vacant title bout against Franklin Mamani in June of this year.