It was easy work for Mikey Garcia, whom was seeking a 3rd divisional title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
From the start the fundamentally sound Garcia was keeping his foe, Dejan Zlaticanin at bay with his jab. Zlaticanin is a ferocious inside fighter, but could not get where he needed to be to set up his arsenal. Mikey was patient as he always is when setting up his hard shots.
The hardest shot would come from Mikey in the third round. Mikey Garcia used his jab, uppercut combo pivoted around Zlaticanin and delivered a crushing right hook knocking out Dejan Zlaticanin.
Mikey Garcia improved to 36-0, 30KOs. After winning previous titles at featherweight and junior lightweight, Mikey now gained a lightweight title receiving his 3rd divisional title.
Garcia is looking to reclaim a spot in the top pound for pound list and is willing to fight anyone in the 135 and 140 pound division. This will open up many dream match-ups for fight fans around the world.