Garcia went on to beat Tagoe by wide distances on the scorecards of judges Tom Carusone (119-108), Lisa Giampa (118-109) and Ellis Johnson (119-108). Garcia won his previous five fights by knockout or technical knockout and he has predicted he won’t go the distance in a second straight bout when he faces Fortuna.

The last southpaw Garcia faced, Luke Campbell, dropped him in the second round. However, the hard-hitting Garcia got up and regained control of their 12-round fight before he stopped the Englishman with a body shot in the seventh round of a January 2021 bout at American Airlines Center in Dallas – and Garcia vowed to do something ‘amazing’ on Saturday.

“You know what? I’m just determined to do something amazing, entertain the fans, give ‘em a good show,” Garcia said. “You know, so I’ll be looking to do something amazing in the ring. 

“He wants to knock me out as well, so we’re coming in, we’re gonna throw our punches and we’re gonna give the fans a great fight.”