Garcia vs Rojas Preview
Garcia (34-0, 28 KOs) did not store his gloves away in a trunk during his hiatus and spend his nights partying and putting on weight. The younger brother of highly respected trainer Robert Garcia spent the last 2½ years as something of a gym rat, helping his brother work with the trainer’s young signees and veterans alike at one of Robert’s two Los Angeles-area gyms.
Rojas (24-2, 14 KO) hasn’t fought since August 13, 2014, and that’s his only fight since 2012. In 2009, he beat Takahiro Ao by decision in Japan to win the WBC featherweight title. He made one defense before giving up the belt, and challenged for it again in 2012, losing to Jhonny Gonzalez.
Final match-up result
Elio Rojas (139lbs) 4 time knockdown by Mikey Garcia (139lbs) at round 3, round 4 and round 5.