Danny Garcia got through a quick start by Robert Guerrero tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and went on a good run of his own in the latter half of the fight to secure a unanimous decision victory and win the vacant WBC welterweight title.
All three judges had the fight 116-112 for Garcia, which is the same score that BLH had on our unofficial card.
Garcia (32-0, 18 KO) began landing clean and hard shots consistently as the fifth round came down the home stretch, and he pretty much dominated the fight after that. How close you saw this fight probably depended on what your score was after five rounds. BLH had it 3-2 for Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KO), and gave him just two rounds after that.
"I knew Guerrero was a warrior, I knew he would come to fight, I feel like I won the fight clearly, the judges saw it the same way. I feel great. I'm a two-division champion," Garcia said after the fight. "I want to fight the best. I never ducked anybody. I showed I can stand toe-to-toe and win the fight."
Garcia has now won world titles at 140 and 147, while Guerrero falls to 0-3 in major world title fights at 147 pounds, despite a spirited effort. Once Garcia found a rhythm, he was just too skilled and too accurate for "The Ghost," but Guerrero still looked like a fighter with some decent nights ahead of him, just perhaps not quite at this level.
What did you think of the fight?