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Garcia gets past Herrera; Wilder KOs Scott in one

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

In his Puerto Rico “Homecoming,” WBC/WBA super lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) won a hard fought majority decision over Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (20-4, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon. Garcia had all sorts of problems with the non-stop punching and defensive skills of Herrera and was lucky to win a very close and competitive fight by scores of 114-114, 116-112, 116-112.

In a WBC heavyweight eliminator, unbeaten 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) demolished Malik Scott (36-2-1, 13 KOs) in the first round. Wilder took his time until he saw an opening and lowered the boom. It looked like a left to the temple, followed by a grazing right that sent Scott sprawling. Time was 1:36 as Wilder once again showed frightening punching power.











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