NEW YORK — Danny Garcia spoke about wanting Errol Spence Jr. or Manny Pacquiao subsequent.
Effectively, he inched himself one step nearer Saturday evening by pummeling Ivan Redkach towards a lopsided unanimous determination (118-110, 117-111, 117-111) at Barclays Middle in Brooklyn.
Garcia shortly imposed his will and landed crunching proper hand after crunching proper hand — whether or not they got here through counterpunching or simple.
Redkach was clearly no match for Garcia, who bought to stay up for unified world welterweight champ Spence or WBA titleholder Pacquiao.
“Both or (Spence or Pacquiao), both of these fights I want to have,” Garcia instructed Showtime throughout his postfight interview within the ring. “My model seems to be nice with each fighters.”
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The 2-division world champion’s solely remorse towards Redkach? That he did not get the stoppage.
“I believed the referee was going to cease it as a result of I felt like I used to be punishing him,” Garcia mentioned. “He’s a troublesome man, he hung in there, I needed to get the KO, however I did not get it. I really feel like I boxed good, and I really feel like that is what I wanted after this layoff. I actually needed the knockout dangerous, however I’ll settle for this.”
Garcia loaded up on proper arms, together with a stiff shot that buckled Redkach’s knees within the seventh spherical.
When Redkach gestured Garcia to deliver it throughout the eighth, “Swift” obliged by allotting extra punishment. About the one ache Redkach may muster was when he inexplicably bit Garcia between his neck and shoulder.
“He bit me. He mentioned, ‘Mike Tyson’ when he bit me,” Garcia instructed Showtime’s Jim Grey following his win. “I mentioned, ‘Ref, he bit me.’ I believed I wanted stitches or one thing. That’s my first time ever getting bit in a battle. Issues occur, although. I have been in a road battle earlier than, so I did all of it.”
Whereas Garcia’s counterpunching was efficient towards Redkach, it stays to be seen whether or not he can try this and get a win over Spence or Pacquiao, who would possibly pressure him to extend his punching quantity.
Co-main occasion: Jarrett Hurd dominates Francisco Santana through unanimous determination
Hurd virtually capped his return to the ring with a knockout.
Though he didn’t get the KO, “Swift” cruised to a 97-92, 99-90, 99-90 determination.
Hurd dropped Santana with a piercing uppercut throughout the waning seconds of the 10th spherical. When Santana beat the depend, there was solely a second remaining within the battle and the ultimate bell tolled.
Santana wasn’t capable of be saved from being on the receiving finish of a boxing clinic, nevertheless. Hurd (24-1, 16 KOs) established a left jab within the second spherical and a winding, crunching proper uppercut within the third, and he rode each punches to the dominant win.
The battle served as Hurd’s first bout since he suffered his first professional loss final Could towards Julian Williams. That defeat was expensive, as Hurd misplaced his unified world junior middleweight titles.
With this victory, Hurd must be again in line for a shot to turn out to be world champ as soon as once more.
Stephen Fulton def. Arnold Khegai by unanimous determination; junior featherweights
Khegai had success mauling Fulton towards the ropes and unleashing his left hook, however “Cool Boy Steph” had extra success luring the Ukrainian fighter to the center of the ring, the place he peppered him with jabs and combos.
By the point the ultimate bell tolled, it was clear Fulton (18-Zero, eight KOs) had managed the space behind the jab in dominant sufficient vogue to win on all three judges’ playing cards. The ultimate tallies have been 116-112, 117-111 and 117-111.
“That is what I do. I take advantage of my jab,” Fulton instructed Showtime’s Jim Grey following his win. “I attempted to make the most of the jab all evening and win the battle behind the jab. I confirmed that I am prepared for a world title subsequent.”