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It’s early, but Mikey Garcia’s knockout of Dejan Zlaticanin for the WBC lightweight world title Saturday night has to be 2017’s best thus far.

The 29-year-old Garcia (36-0) stunned the previously undefeated champion with a left hook in the bout’s third round, then followed that up with a murderous right hand that sent Zlacticanin (22-1) to the canvas like a bag of cement, knocking him out cold for several minutes.

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“I’m available to unify any titles,” he said after the fight. “If we can get the organizations to come together and unify titles we would love that (and then) maybe move up to 140 pounds by the end of the year.”
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