Danny Garcia headlines Solo Boxeo Tecate this Friday. The 22-year-old Phildelphia native faces tough journeyman John Figureoa in the eight-round main event at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in San Diego.
Garcia (19-0, 13 knockouts) is coming off an impressive fourth-round knockout of former title challenger Mike Arnaoutis last October. Figueroa (7-8-3, 3 KOs), a rugged 30 year old from Salinas, Puerto Rico, has been in tough battles with lightweight prospects Luis Ramos Jr. and Carlos Molina in his last two fights.
In the co-featured bout of the Telefutura-televised card, undefeated super middleweight prospects Marco Antonio Periban and Dion Savage face off in a scheduled eight-round bout.
Periban (10-0, 7 KOs), of Mexico city, is coming off of an 80 second knockout of normally durable spoiler Darnell Boone in December. Friday’s card will be his United States debut.
Savage (10-0, 6 KOs), a 24-year-old amateur standout from Flint, Mich., is a protégé of renowned trainer Roger Mayweather.