Both Danny “Swift” Garcia and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero had one goal in mind when they entered the ring inside the Staples Center on Saturday, January 23, 2016—take home Floyd Mayweather’s vacant welterweight belt.
Guerrero started strong, finding success through the first five rounds with stinging shots to Garcia’s body. But Garcia turned the corner in the sixth, hammering home counter hooks from both sides to take back control of their PBC on FOX fight.
The former 140-pound champion Garcia found his rhythm the next six rounds and with Mayweather and celebrities watching ringside in LA, it was “Swift” who raised the 147-pound belt and his star power with a big victory.
All three judges scored the fight 116-112 in Garcia’s favor.
“I’m back where I belong. I am now a two-division world champion,” said a smiling Garcia—who held his young baby girl Philly, outfitted with a matching mini belt like her dad’s, inside the ring.
“Guerrero is tough. No one has ever stopped him. He came to fight; he was in shape. I’m taking nothing away from him.”