Garcia looks unimpressive in his victory over Guerrero
By Joseph Correa
Danny "Swift" Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs) wins by unanimous decision over #6 WBC rated contender Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) to capture the vacant WBC welterweight title in Los Angeles, California. The judges’ scorecards read 116-112, 116-112 and 116-112. From the outside looking in the fight seemed closer than the cards indicated and I had the fight 115-113. Guerrero started fast and in my opinion, won 4 out of the first five rounds.
Garcia made a few adjustments after the 5th round, used better movement and started to pot shot Guerrero coming in. This threw Guerrero's rhythm off and sent him into warrior mode as he stopped boxing and using his jab in exchange for coming forward and trying to war with Garcia. Guerrero was using a beautiful jab to the body early on in the fight that had Garcia off balance and unable to mount any serious offense. Once Guerrero abandoned this strategy it gave Garcia some opening and he took advantage landing hard left hooks and right hands flush on Guerrero. Garcia won many of the middle and late rounds and I think he won the fight 7 rounds to 5.
Overall, I was left unimpressed once again by Garcia and thought that Guerrero gave him a big time test early on and I believe it's only a matter of time before someone beats Garcia. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in attendance for the fight and it has to make you wonder if he was there to enjoy the fight itself or if he was scouting and planning a return to the ring in the near future. If that happens, it'll surely be the end of Danny Garcia's reign as WBC champion.