Post fight analysis
Danny 'Swift' Garcia picked up the vacant green and gold prestigious WBC World Welterweight Title with a unanimous points decision victory over Robert 'The Ghost' Guerrero.
The fight was arguably closer than the scorecards suggested, Garcia started slow but grew into the fight as the rounds went on.
During the fight we saw a different side to Garcia, boxing off the back foot for a large proportion of the fight. He landed a trademark huge hook which landed flush, rocking Guerrero in the mid-rounds, which was one of the fights turning points.
After that shot landed, Guerrero was reluctant to engage as before as Garcia was more outgoing than the first half of the fight.
Finding his rhythm, Garcia mixed the attack from body to head in the 7th and looked the fresher.
Did age and tough fights start to catch up with Guerrero? He celebrated at the final bell and after a lengthy period awaiting the result, Garcia got his hand raised.
Victory for Garcia opens various doors. The rematch with Amir Khan may be mandated, but it remains to be seen if the fight will go ahead.
Pre fight preview
Unbeaten Danny Garcia faces the tried and tested Robert Guerrero at the Staples Center, LA live on BoxNation on Saturday 23 January!
This intriguing Welterweight cross-roads clash kicks off the New Year with our first international show of 2016 on the Channel of Champions.
The fight is now for the vacant WBC World Welterweight crown following Floyd Mayweather’s decision to relinquish the Title last year.
Despite fighting in his home state, “The Ghost” will be an underdog as Garcia looks to improve his perfect record to 32-0.
Garcia holds notable victories over Erik Morales, Amir Khan, Zab Judah and Lucas Matthysse to name a few and will be looking to start the new calendar year with a statement.
In a lucrative weight division, the winner can kick on to establish themselves as a major force in a thriving mix of talent.
It’s arguably a last chance saloon for the 32 year old Guerrero to dine at the top table, he was recently convincingly beat by Keith Thurman in March 2015 in his last big step up.
Both men are coming off the back of victories, Garcia stopped Paulie Malignaggi late in August and Guerrero got the nod against Aaron Martinez back in June, who recently beat Devon Alexander and features on this undercard.