Danny 'Swift' Garcia improved his record to 32-0 (18KO) on route to capturing the WBC welterweight title in front of just over 12,000 fans at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. ________________________________________________________________________________ Going into the contest some had expected Danny Garcia to blow Robert 'The Ghost' Guerrero away, but the reality on the night was quite a bit different. Guerrero…
Danny Garcia vs Robert Guerrero: A Prelude To Battle
When Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero square off tonight for the freshly vacated WBC title, there will be two themes present; the rising champion versus the stubborn veteran.
If you assigned the first theme to Garcia and the latter to Guerrero you are correct.
Despite worthy or unworthy controversy in his last few fights, Garcia has an outstanding resume and the skills to go along with it. He holds wins over Amir Khan, Lucas Matthysse, and Lamont Peterson to name a few.
Robert Guerrero faces a much different scenario. At this point in time Robert Guerrero is fighting to keep his name relevant in the ever-improving pool of talent at 147.
The last 3 fights he has been in have been absolute wars with Guerrero being dropped in two of those 3 fights. His split decision victory over Aaron Martinez was a very close call. Guerrero is hoping to win much more clearer this tonight against Garcia.
This weekend’s fight obviously has much bigger implications for Guerrero than Garcia, too.
Guerrero will turn 33 this year and will surely be looking to finish his career very strong. A bad loss may hamper his ability to get any relevant fights in the future. Contrasting to Garcia, he is looking to finally settle in at the 147-pound weight class.
He has officially only had 1 fight at this weight (Paulie Malignaggi). A strong performance against Guerrero will presumably jump start his career at this new weight and set him up to face the top talents.
At any rate the fight should be highly entertaining and fan friendly throughout.
The preliminary fights on the card should be a lot of fun to watch as well. One of them features the unbeaten Sammy Vasquez versus the hard-nosed Aaron Martinez in a tough 147-pound scrap.
There is also heavyweight action in the building as unbeaten U.S. Olympian qualifier Dominic Breazeale squares off against the rugged Amir Mansour.
It promises to be a great night of boxing action.