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Mikey Garcia set to defend belt

Updated: December 14, 2013, 11:59 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Junior lightweight titlist Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia will make his first defense against Juan Carlos Burgos on Jan. 25 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com on Friday.

The fight will headline an HBO-televised doubleheader that will also include rising Philadelphia heavyweight Bryant Jennings (17-0, 9 KOs) against Polish brawler Artur Szpilka (16-0, 12 KOs).

"I think Burgos is the most competitive guy we could find ...

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