WBO junior lightweight champion Mickey Garcia kept his title with a unanimous decision over Juan Carlos Burgos at Madison Square Garden, New York on Saturday.
The fight, that ended in boos, started aggresivly with Garcia boxing from the outside and outpunching Burgos.
Then the whole fight calmed down, in the second Burgos caught Garcia with a left and in the third it happened the other way round leaving both fighters more cautious.
“He probably felt my power and respected that more,” Garcia said.
From there Garcia was clinical, and while he didn’t get much love from the crowd it was a dominant display.
“I found my rhythm, found my distance…his height and his reach were giving me a little difficulties at first, but once I found my rhythm and my range I was able to work at that pace. He’s a tough guy, he’s resilient, he can take paunch and he went the distance. I was expecting him to do that.” Garcia said.
On the Undercard two undefeated heavyweights went at it, with Bryant Jennings taking Artur Szpilka apart for his tenth knockout.
Jennings dropped Szpilka in the sixth and tenth and it eventually ended when Jennings landed a left that had Szpilka clinging to the ropes as the ringside doctor called the fight off.
In his first fight since his big loss to Lucas Matthysse Lamont Peterson fought hard to beat Dierry Jean with a unanimous descion, on Satuday in Montreal.
“Everybody try to make a big deal out of one loss, but if the best fight the best, sometimes it’s going to be a knockout. I am built to get those setbacks and then you can always come back. That’s the way I represent. I think that’s my purpose in life.” Peterson Said.
It took only 46 seconds for middleweight Curtis Stevens to annihilate Patrick Majewski, in Atlantic City on Friday.
Stevens immediately knocked down Mejewski with a jab, then floored him twice more before it was waved off by the referee.
Manny Pacquiao has finally found a fight, and it will not be against Mayweather but a grudge match with Timothy Bradley Jr.
Pacquiao will be out for blood after their 2012 fight finished in massive controversy with Bradley winning a split decision and Pacquiao’s title.
The fight, which will be held in April, come amidst constant rumours and hype for a Pacquiao Mayweather rematch that may be even more of a pipe dream following Mayweather’s comments while visiting South Africa last week.
“I offered Manny Pacquiao the fight before, we didn’t see eye to eye on terms. Years later we come back and I try and make the fight happen again. I offer him $40 million. He said he wanted 50-50. So we didn’t make the fight happen.
“All of a sudden, he loses to Timothy Bradley, he loses to Marquez … he has tax problems now. So, two losses and tax problems later, now he all of a sudden want to say: ‘You know what? I’d do anything to make the fight happen,’ when he’s really saying: ‘Floyd, can you help me solve my tax problems, get me out of debt?'” Said Mayweather.
Pacquiao will be guaranteed $20 million, down six million from the first fight, and Bradley will receive $6 million, one million more than what he received in their first fight.
Former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has turned down an offer by the Ukraine’s embattled president to become Vice Prime Minister.
Instead Klitschko, who is leader of the opposition party, is demanding the Ukrainian presidential elections be moved from 2015 to later this year.
Written by Daniel Whyntie