Garcia vs. Herrera: Boxing’s New Normal?

By Boxing News on March 17, 2014
Garcia vs. Herrera: Boxing’s New Normal?
Danny "Swift" Garcia, a pound-for-pound claimant, looked befuddled and out of his depth.

Saturday night at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, WBC/WBA light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) successfully defended his title against Mauricio Herrera (20-4, 7 KOs), a handpicked opponent who was selected for who and what he is not. The fight was billed as a homecoming, an expectation were that it would be a veritable walk in the park. But Herrera had other ideas. He had a game plan, he came to fight, and Garcia, a pound-for-pound claimant, looked befuddled and out of his depth. Although the judges gave the fight Garcia by scores of 114-114 and 116-112 twice, few believe that was the proper verdict. The co-main event between undefeated bomber Deontay Wilder and Malik Scott was also clouded in controversy, ending as it did in a matter of seconds. Is this the new normal in boxing? Robert Ecksel, editor-in-chief of Boxing.com, discusses what may or may not be the new normal with Rick Strom from TYT Sports…

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