Garcia retains light welterweight titles

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 12:16

Bayamon: Danny Garcia kept his undefeated record intact late Saturday by taking a majority decision over challenger Mauricio Herrera in a light welterweight title fight.

Garcia improved to 28-0 and retained his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association titles with a hard-fought victory that two judges scored 116-112 and the third had even, 114-114.

American Garcia, who is of Puerto Rican ancestry, had the crowd of 10,100 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez on his side.

Herrera, also a US citizen, dropped to 20-4 with seven knockouts.

Garcia was coming off a unanimous decision win over Argentina`s Lucas Matthysse in September.

This was his fifth defense of the WBC crown he won by taking a unanimous decision over Mexico`s Erik Morales in 2012.

It was also be the fourth defense of the WBA title Garcia took from England`s Amir Khan with a fourth-round stoppage in 2012.

AFP

First Published: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 12:16

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