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Garcia Steps Up to Knock out Arnaoutis FULL REPORT

 

By Jason Pribila: With the “City of Brotherly Love” still buzzing over Roy Halladay’s no-hitter on Wednesday Night, boxing fans looking for offense were treated to the firepower that was provided by welterweight prospect Danny “Swift” Garcia on Friday Night. Garcia entered a Philadelphia ring for the third time since December of 2009, as he was matched against his most accomplished foe to date, “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis.

 

Garcia is one of Golden Boy Promotions brightest prospects. He entered the ring in the main event of Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo on Friday Night under the watchful eye of partners Bernard Hopkins and “Sugar” Shane Mosley, both sitting at Ringside. Garcia was hoping to put a bow on a perfect 4-0, 2010 campaign that would see him not only step up his competition, but also become an established ticket seller. Arnaoutis took the crossroads bout after suffering losses in four of his last five bouts against top level competition. Despite coming up short against the division’s elite, Arnaoutis was only previously stopped by Victor Ortiz. The southpaw hoped a win against the green Garcia would delay his fate of falling to “opponent” status.

The opening stanza was a feel-out round that saw Arnaoutis successfully slipping his right hand over Garcia’s left jab. Garcia found success of his own by landing straight right hands to Arnaoutis’ mid-section.

 

Each fighter let their hands go in round two. While Arnaoutis was mixing up his attach, it was clear that Garcia was throwing the much heavier blows. While I gave Arnaoutis the round on my card, it was quickly turning into Garcia’s kind of fight.

 

In round three Garcia began to load up on his punches. Arnaoutis was moving well, and seemed to be frustrating his foe for the majority of the round. However, when he decided to trade with Garcia at the end of the round, he was floored by a right hand – left hook combination. Arnaoutis beat the count twice as the round came to an end.

 

Round four began, but it was obvious that Arnaoutis left his legs in his corner. He landed a left hook to start the round, but the sturdy Garcia walked right through it. Garcia landed an overhand right that forced Arnaoutis’ hands to drop. The left hook that followed closed the show.

 

Garcia scored a knockout in his biggest fight to date. The official time was 1:05 of round four. If Golden Boy if finally going to promote shows on the East Coast, expect to see Danny Garcia leading that campaign. Feel free to pencil in Garcia’s name as a player in the already loaded junior welterweight and welterweight divisions.

 

Undercard:

Victor Vazquez (12-4-1, 6 KO) once again proved that he could not be in a boring fight. He scored a knockdown in the opening round, and looked for a moment like he would celebrate a victory without sustaining any damage of his own. Bryne Green (5-4, 3 KO) had other ideas, and caught the defensively challenged Vazquez at the end of round four. Green did more damage in round five, but could not knock the always game Vazquez off his feet. Each man had their moments in the final round, but in the end it was the extra point Vazquez earned for the knockdown that was the difference.

Official Scores: 56-57, and 57-56 twice for Vazquez

 

Prib Notes:

Welterweight Rock Allen was supposed to be on the card against an opponent to be named. That opponent never came to fruition, and the son of trainer, Naazim Richardson again sat on the sidelines. Allen (15-0, 7 KO) is already 29 years old, but his career has been in neutral. He has not fought since 2009, after only fighting twice in 2008. Let’s hope Allen’s injuries are behind him, and he gets a chance to eventually show off his skills inside the ring.

 

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www.secondsout.com

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Re: Garcia vs Arnaoutis fight report *Spoilers*

 

Prib Notes:

Welterweight Rock Allen was supposed to be on the card against an opponent to be named. That opponent never came to fruition, and the son of trainer, Naazim Richardson again sat on the sidelines. Allen (15-0, 7 KO) is already 29 years old, but his career has been in neutral. He has not fought since 2009, after only fighting twice in 2008. Let’s hope Allen’s injuries are behind him, and he gets a chance to eventually show off his skills inside the ring.

Source:

www.secondsout.com

 

I was big on Rock when he was an Amatuer, and I thought he had the brightest future of any of our 2004 Olympians, even Gold Medalist Ward. But the career never really has got off the ground. He's been farting around on Top Rank Undercards for six years now, fighting sporadically and seemingly going nowhere. It's a complete waste of a career thus far and like the author says, he's no longer a "young" prospect.

 

Btw, interesting thing on Rock, he's got a twin brother Tiger Allen that also was a successful amatuer and when they were at Tournaments, opposing coaches used to accuse the twins of sometimes weighing in for each other, so they started putting colored bracelets (with a seal) on them after one of them had weighed in to prevent him from weighing in again later

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