Garcia dominates Judah in title bout

Updated: April 27, 2013


Danny Garcia retained his WBA and WBC
super lightweight titles by scoring a 12-round unanimous decision over
Brooklyn’s Zab Judah Saturday night.

The 25-year-old Garcia (26-0, 16 KOs), a native of Philadelphia, won by scores
of 116-111, 115-112 and 114-112.

Judah (42-8, 29 KOs), 10 years older than his opponent, was behind early after
being forced in the corner in the fifth and sixth rounds. In the eighth,
Garcia landed a left and then a solid right to the cheek that sent Judah to
the canvas on his rear end.

Blood was visible from a cut near Judah’s left cheek. It marked the 10th time
he was knocked down in his career and it came midway through the round.

Judah went on the offensive in the 10th and 11th rounds. In the 10th, Judah
landed a left to the jaw that seemed to hurt Garcia. Garcia suffered a cut to
his forehead from an accidental headbutt, but was well ahead on all scorecards
going into the final round.

Immediately at the end of the fight, the fighters gave each other
congratulatory hugs.

On the undercard, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin defended his WBO middleweight
title with a seventh-round technical knockout of Fernando Guerrero.

Quillin (29-0, 21 KOs) scored a pair of knockdowns in the second round, both
via right hands. Guerrero (25-2, 19 KOs) was wobbly and almost went down two
more times in the round.

A right uppercut weakened Guerrero in the seventh and he went down again.
After getting up, Quillin finished off Guerrero with a right to the top of the
head. The bout was stopped midway through the round.