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Garcia to fight Lopez in Dallas

Updated: May 2, 2013, 12:50 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Featherweight titlist Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia will make the first defense of his belt against former titleholder Juan Manuel Lopez on June 15 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com on Thursday.

Moretti said the fighters agreed to terms on Wednesday night and that they are finalizing paperwork for the fight, which will headline an HBO "Boxing After Dark" telecast.

"Any way you look at it, it's a great matchup -- experience [Lopez] ...

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