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GARCIA BEATS GUERRERO TO WIN VACANT WBC WELTER TITLE

 

 

Danny Garcia beats gutsy Robert Guerrero to claim WBC welterweight title

  • Philadelphia fighter takes unanimous-decision victory
  • Title had been left vacant by Floyd Mayweather
  • Amir Khan could be next up for Garcia

Gary Andrew Poole at the Staples Center, Los Angeles
theguardian

Danny Garcia lands a left on Robert Guerrero. Photograph: Mark J Terrill/AP

Danny Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs) continued his unbeaten streak on Saturday night with a unanimous decision over former two-division champion Robert Guerrero (33-4-1,18 KOs). Garcia earned the vacant World Boxing Council welterweight belt, which Floyd Mayweather gave up when he retired last year.

Garcia could next face Amir Khan, who watched the fight ringside, in a mandatory bout. In 2012, Garcia knocked out Khan in the fourth round.

Saturday’s fight was close in the early rounds. Guerrero pressed the action, stalking his opponent. Guerrero, 32, rarely moved his head, and gave his younger opponent the more punishing blows. But in the sixth round, Garcia, 27, found his range, escaping with side-to-side movement and ducking under Guerrero’s punches.

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Danny Garcia outpoints Robert Guerrero, wins WBC welterweight title

foxsports

LOS ANGELES — Danny Garcia needed several rounds to figure out how to handle Robert Guerrero. He still had plenty of time left to claim his first welterweight title in style.

Garcia won the vacant WBC 147-pound belt Saturday night with a resourceful performance in a unanimous-decision victory over Guerrero.

Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs) recovered from a slow start and largely controlled the later rounds to win a world title in just his second welterweight bout. The Philadelphia fighter took charge with a dominant right hand, out-boxing and punishing Guerrero (33-4-1) before surviving a frantic 12th round.

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Danny Garcia beats Robert Guerrero to win WBC welterweight title

By Allan Valente - skysports

Unbeaten Danny Garcia won the vacant WBC welterweight belt on Saturday night after a unanimous decision victory over Robert Guerrero.

Garcia (32-0-KO18) recovered from a slow start and largely controlled the later rounds to win the crown vacated by the retirement of Floyd Mayweather Jr in just his second welterweight bout.

Mayweather was ringside at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to see judges award the victory to the 27-year-old by three identical scores of 116-112, potentially setting up a re-match with mandatory challenger Amir Khan, who was stopped in the fourth round by Garcia in 2012.

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Danny Garcia beats Robert Guerrero to win Floyd Mayweather's old title

Danny Garcia chalks up a points win over Robert Guerrero for the vacant WBC welterweight crown

by John Dennen - boxingnewsonline

DANNY GARCIA is the new WBC welterweight world champion, the crown Floyd Mayweather once held, after outscoring Robert Guerrero at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

All three judges, Rey Danseco, Max DeLuca and Steve Weisfeld scored it 116-112 for Garcia.

On the undercard Pennnsylvania welterweight prospect Sammy Vasquez continued his unbeaten run, now 21-0 (15), after Aaron Martinez could not come out for the seventh round with an injured arm.

Heavyweight prospect Dominic Breazeale picked himself off the canvas in round three and won in six after Amir Mansour also sustained an injury.

Danny Garcia: 'I'm back where I belong'

Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero speak after their world title clash

by BN Staff

BEFORE a crowd of 12,052 at STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles, Danny “Swift” Garcia, (32-0, 18 KOs) of Philadelphia won a unanimous 12-round decision over Gilroy, Calif.’s Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, (33-4, 18 KOs). Scores were 116-112 on all three judges’ scorecard.

Fighting for the vacant WBC Welterweight World Title in the first Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX event, Guerrero came out aggressively in the first four rounds using a solid jab and strong over hand left hands to control the action.

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Garcia outpoints game Guerrero, wins vacant WBC welterweight title

Doug Fischer - ringtv.craveonline

LOS ANGELES – Robert Guerrero was viewed as a decided underdog going into his welterweight bout against Danny Garcia on Saturday at Staples Center.

The prevailing thought among fans and media was that the 32-year-old veteran from Gilroy, California, had been in too many grueling ring battles during his 14-year pro career, and thus, ripe for the taking by the heavy-handed unbeaten former junior welterweight champ from Philadelphia.

However, Guerrero proved to have enough fight left to give Garcia a stern challenge over 12 punishing rounds. Garcia (32-0, 18 knockouts), the stronger and smarter fighter over the second half of the Fox-televised card, won a decision by unanimous scores of 116-112 but the 27-year-old boxer-puncher had to earn it.

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Danny Garcia decisions Robert Guerrero for welterweight title

Dan Rafael  ESPN Senior Writer

Danny Garcia got off to a slow start but came on big in the second half of the fight to outpoint Robert Guerrero in an action-packed fight to win a vacant welterweight world title on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

All three judges scored the fight 116-112 for Garcia, who won one of the 147-pound belts vacated following the September retirement of Floyd Mayweather, who was sitting ringside. An announced crowd of 12,052 watched as Garcia and Guerrero battled hard throughout the fight, the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card that headlined the first prime-time card on Fox since 1998.

ESPN.com also scored the fight for Garcia, 115-113.

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