Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Genesis Servania Drops and Stops "Real" Genaro Garcia

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Genaro “Poblanito” Garcia, the Mexican super bantamweight who vowed to take the inexperienced Genesis “Azukal/Sugar” Servania to school,  instead learned a painful lesson when he was dropped twice in the twelfth round and lost by a TKO to the undefeated 20 year old Filipino in a blockbuster fight card presented by ALA Promotions and ABS-CBN at the plush Resorts World Hotel in Manila on Saturday.

With the impressive win Servania captured the vacant WBC International Silver title and improved his unbeaten record to 18-0 with 6 knockouts.

The real “Poblanito” Garcia who wondered aloud why such a young fighter was matched against an experienced three time world title challenger who had beaten five world champions had vowed to “take him (Servania) to school” only to discover that the promising youngster from the famed ALA Gym was much better than he thought.

ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer told the Manila Standard before the fight that he wanted to see whether Servania had what it takes to go on to bigger things in the international arena and wished to test him against a vastly more experienced fighter and a typical Mexican warrior.  Aldeguer’s faith in Servania paid off handsomely.

He nailed Garcia with some perfectly timed hooks to the body behind a stinging jab and vicious uppercuts and from the opening bell showed he was not awed by the reputation or the bravado of Garcia who had predicted he would win by a knockout.

Servania shook Garcia with a solid right hook in round two before Garcia resorted to a takedown in round three before catching Servania with a low blow in round four when referee Bruce McTavish told him “I don’t want to take a point away” which he didn’t do.

Under the rules of the WBC the scorecards are announced at the end of the 4th and 8th rounds and at the end of the 4th two judges had Servania ahead  39-37 while the third judge had it even at 38-38.

Garcia tried to bully Servania in the fifth as he kept up the pressure before an accidental clash of heads opened up a small cut on Servania’s left eye.

A terrific counter right hook by Servania as Garcia came charging forward hurt the Mexican who was also rocked by a left jab flush on the face in round seven..

Garcia was guilty of another low blow in round eight before Servania finished the round with an uppercut and an effective one-two combination just before the bell.

At the end of the round two judges had Servania ahead 78-73 and 77-74 while one judge had Garcia ahead 76-75.

Another accidental head-butt in round nine saw Servania bleeding but the ringside physician ruled he was fit to continue. Peeved by the head-butts Servania engaged Garcia in a furious toe-to-toe exchange that had the fans on their feet at the end of the round.

Servania was cut on the left eyebrow in round ten as Garcia who appeared to be fighting desperately got clipped by a right hook as he charged forward.

Servania kept tagging the onrushing Garcia with effective counter-punches in round eleven before the Filipino cracked Garcia with a right uppercut and a right hook that sent him down for the first time in the fight in round twelve. Sensing that he had the Mexican in trouble, Servania launched a blistering two-fisted attack and hammered Garcia to the canvas as referee McTavish stepped in to save the Mexican from further punishment.

The official time was 2:02 of the twelfth round.

In a post fight interview Servania said Garcia was “strong and a real fighter and that’s why I trained very hard.” He said “I can take his punches.”

With the impressive win over a veteran like Garcia, Servania is bound to break into the WBC 112 pound rankings with a whole new world of opportunity open to him.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AdamantiumPI on 06-02-2012

Genesis is the second best Filipino boxing prospect in my opinion (next to Melindo). Servania lacks KO power but seems to have everything else. But he's only 20 years old and might develop more power later. I also believe Servania…

Comment by johncods on 06-02-2012

One of my favourite prospects out of PI. Hope he keeps working hard and not get lazy.:boxing:

Comment by Hougigo on 06-02-2012

Hmmm, an interesting prospect I've heard

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Kownacki Eyes KO: I'm Gonna Do My Best To Stop Kiladze Usyk: I Can't Wait To Get Mairis Briedis' WBC Title! Frank Warren: Spence is a Long Way From Being Star Like Floyd Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson: Stats & Stakes Peterson: Beating Spence, Others Would Get Me to Hall of Fame Easter Expects Garcia to Beat Lipinets in 140-Pound Title Fight Roach: I'd Love to See Spence-Crawford, They're the Two Best P4P Daily Bread Mailbag: Lara-Hurd, Canelo-Golovkin, Khan, More Brook: First Rabchenko, Then July or August Fight, Then Khan! Dooley Noted: Diminishing of Anthony Small - Faces Terror Charge Horn's Promoter: We're Chasing Global Glory, Mundine Can Wait Wilder's Coach Gives Joshua The Edge Over Parker, Explains Why Video: Malignaggi Talks Spence, Joshua-Parker, Canelo, More Dana White Discusses Mayweather, McGregor, Showtime, More Roy Jones Jr. vs. Scott Sigmon is Finalized For February 8 Has Manny Pacquiao Finally Become The Opponent? Horn's Promoter Warns: Crawford Will Regret Moving Up To 147! Beterbiev Looks Forward To Kovalev Bout, Denies Rejecting Him Video: Errol Spence Talks Peterson, Welterweight Division Video: Freddie Roach Talks Pacquiao-Lomachenko, Crawford Arum: Lomachenko's Father Must Approve 140 For Pacquiao Bout Crawford-Horn, Pacquiao-TBA is Fully Ruled Out For Las Vegas Gvozdyk vs. Amar For WBC Interim-Title on March 17, ESPN Lomachenko Voted in as BWAA 2017 "Fighter of The Year" Fortuna Fails to Make Weight Again; Easter's Title Not at Stake Photos: Browne vs. Ntetu, Kownacki vs. Kiladze - Official Weights Mikey Garcia vs. Sergey Lipinets Rescheduled To March 10 Photos: Robert Easter, Javier Fortuna - Ready For Fireworks Battle Photos: Errol Spence, Lamont Peterson - Ready For Barclays War O'Sullivan Hopes For Jacobs, Confident He'll KO Eubank in Rematch Murray Ready For Saunders: I Have One Legit Loss at 160 - GGG Jose Ramirez, Amir Imam Deal Reached Before Purse Bid Fortuna Blames Weather for Missing Weight for Easter Fight Hearn: If Tyson Fury Wants Joshua in The Summer - No Problem Ohara Davies Inks Pact With MTK, Very Apologetic Over Mishaps Horn's Promoter: I Hope Teddy Atlas NEVER Gets New Job On-Air! LIVE STREAM: Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson Official Weigh-In Kell Brook Eyes Khan, Hopes To Make Big Splash at 154-Pounds Paul Butler Back On Okolie vs. Chamberlain Card, Feb 3 In London Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray on April 14, O2 Arena
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement