DANNY GARCIA AND PETER QUILLIN RETAIN TITLES IN
THRILLING NIGHT OF BROOKLYN BOXING; KHAN WINS
UNANIMOUS DECISION FROM SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Telecast Will Replay
Sunday Morning at 9 a.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME; Khan's Victory from England Will Replay Sunday Morning at 11:30am ET/PT
NEW YORK (April 28, 2013) - In a thrilling night of boxing before an excitable crowd of more than 13,000 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Danny "Swift" Garcia won a hard-fought unanimous decision over veteran Brooklynite Zab Judah to retain his WBA Super, WBC and Ring Magazine 140-pound titles. In the co-feature, Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin outworked Fernando Guerrero to retain his WBO Middleweight World Championship via a the seventh round technical knockout.
and Judah entered the arena with a trail of bad blood stemming from
animosity throughout the event promotion. While both fighters started
slow in a feeling-out process, Garcia began to gain momentum, visibly
hurting Judah for the first time in the fifth. In the eighth round
Garcia landed a crisp straight right hand that sent Judah to the
canvas. The punch seemed to awaken something within the crafty Judah
who turned the fight around in the tenth round.
frantic pace ensued through the championship rounds with both men
bloody, battered and slugging their way right to the closeing bell, but
it was too little too late for Judah. Garcia's powerful right hand and
his mental fortitude were the differences in the fight.
the final bell rang, the two combatants embraced each other putting an
end to their bitter pre-fight feud. Garcia was announced the victor and still champion in the third defense of his unified world titles by scores of 115-112, 114-112, 116-111.
the fight Garcia (26-0, 16 KO's) praised Judah, saying, "It was a hell
of a fight. I had to beat the Brooklyn guy in his hometown. I knew he
had a lot of pride behind him and he was never going to give up. He is a
crafty veteran with power. He hit me with a good shot. He hit me in
the eleventh with a left hand that spun me around. It shook me up a
continued "I am a true champion and I had to fight through a storm
tonight to prove that. Judah is the craftiest and strongest guy that I
have fought so far. I knew he had a lot of power with the left, but I
was able to stand my ground and counter it. My game plan was to try to
use the jab, but he was stepping around. He was crafty and he took my
jab away so I had to do what I had to do."
to the bad blood between the two fighters, Garcia said, "It's gone.
It's respect. As you can see, it's a lot of bad blood. I've got cuts.
He has cuts. We came here and gave the people of Brooklyn a nice
on his performance, Judah (42-8, 29 KO's) said, "It's boxing and things
happen. You win some, you lose some. Danny is a young, tough
fighter. I was on my A-game tonight. I worked hard. I had a great
training camp and we gave it our best shot."
asked if this would be his last fight Judah emphatically responded,
"You're going to see me fight again. Why would I quit?"
the first defense of his world title, Quillin (29-0, 21 KO's), who
still remains undefeated, delighted the crowd in Brooklyn with a
devastating performance over Guerrero. Dominant from the first round,
Quillin sent Guerrero to the canvas four times throughout the course of
the fight, with the fourth knockdown prompting the referee to call the
fight at the 1:30 mark of the seventh round.
the win,Quillin reflected on his preparation and the fight itself
saying, "It's the journey that is the most important. I have to thank
Fernando for coming up, but he couldn't do it. I had to do it for New
is no concern when you are trying to stick to the gameplan. I believed
in what my corner was telling me. I value their opinion and fernando
came. This wasn't a fight that was made because we thought that I could
beat Fernando Guerrero. He came and had the opportunity. I'm very
inpsired by my team. It's always working to try to do your best. I
was working hard to do my best. I put myself through a hard training
camp to try to come to this fight and try to look like superman. The
sky is the limit."
Peter Quillin dedicated his fight to the people and the city of Boston.
the pond in Sheffield, England, Amir "King" Khan (28-3, 19 KO's) scored
a unanimous decision victory over former World Champion Julio "The
Kidd" Diaz in a 12-round 143-pound catch-weight bout. The scores were
114-113, 115-113, and 115-112. The fight aired on a tape delay on
the SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition telecast that aired immediately
following tonight's SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast featuring the victories of Danny
Garcia and Peter Quillin will replay Sunday at 9am ET/PT on SHOWTIME and
Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30pm ET/PT. The SHOWTIME BOXING: Special
Edition telecast featuring Amir Khan's victory will replay Sunday at
11:30am ET/PT amd Wednesday, May 1 at 1am ET/PT.
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