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Herrera Tells Danny and Angel Garcia: Admit You Lost!

By Luis Sandoval

The boxing world is still talking about last Saturday night’s fight between Junior Welterweight champion Danny Garcia and Mauricio Herrera where most people felt Herrera deserved the victory over his unbeaten opponent. Garcia’s homecoming to Puerto Rico was much harder than he expected as he went 12 hard rounds with Herrera and was awarded a controversial Majority Decision victory.

Herrera is regarded as a tough out as he’s never been dropped or stopped in his career and holds a victory over current WBO Junior Welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov and gave Mike Alvarado a tough fight as well. While most fans and media felt Herrera did enough to earn a victory over Garcia, the judges saw it differently.

BoxingScene spoke to Mauricio Herrera and asked for his thoughts now that he’s had some time to reflect and let everything sink in. Herrera says he’s watch the fight about 5 times and he gets more upset with each viewing as he feels he won the fight clearly. He would definitely like a rematch but more than that, he thinks both Danny and his father/trainer Angel Garcia need to admit they lost.

“I mean he knows and his dad knows; [Angel] says he speaks the truth in all his videos so hopefully he speaks the truth and sees that his son had a bad day. Yeah he had a bad day and he lost; he didn’t have a bad day and won. He had a bad day and he lost that night and they need to admit that. Even though it was their homecoming and all the buzz was about them, the people in Puerto Rico were not satisfied and I think I killed their whole momentum from the start” Herrera would tell BoxingScene.

Herrera was a heavy underdog coming into fight and while he didn’t endure a sustained verbal onslaught from Angel Garcia like most opponents, Angel did say he felt Herrera was not on their level. He pointed to the fact that Herrera had fought on ESPN and reminded that this was a bigger stage and Danny was a different fighter.

Given what transpired in the ring Saturday night, Herrera was asked if that was a small victory for him to be able to prove to the world and Angel that he’s not a lower tier fighter.

“Yeah, [Angel] was talking a lot of stuff like that which didn’t make sense. He had said Ruslan [Provodnikov] was an ESPN fighter and he had said who I am if I beat him. Ruslan is a world champion. He fought on ESPN and became a world champion. In my mind I was saying ‘Danny Garcia fought on ESPN’ so he was an ESPN fighter too and now he became a world champion. I thought to myself and told everybody I’m from ESPN and I’ll become world champion too. And now I’m a champion but without no belt” said Herrera.

Herrera hopes to land a rematch but if that doesn’t happen, he’s confident his promoter Golden Boy Promotions who he just recently signed with will have something good in store for him.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cabalas on 03-21-2014

[QUOTE=SlySlickSmooth;14345470]Might of been Herrera's only shot at a world title. Anyone think maybe there will be a Provodnikov-Herrera 2?[/QUOTE] Mauricio Herrera is almost 34 yr. old and it may be possible that his skills will erode soon. I just hope…

Comment by marvelousmatt on 03-20-2014

[QUOTE=tlaloc;14343798]Dude I know you're all proud PR & all that but c'mon man, Danny got his @ss beat plain and simple. And as far as that Mexican judge you talk about, I don't give a flying f if he's Mexican…

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 03-20-2014

Might of been Herrera's only shot at a world title. Anyone think maybe there will be a Provodnikov-Herrera 2?

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 03-20-2014

I wonder if we will see a rematch

Comment by cabalas on 03-20-2014

Angel Garcia doesn't practice what he preach. His truth is only 'true' to him. They need to admit defeat[/QUOTE] 100% agree. And to those who say "let's move on" is good to remember that leaving aside ethnic or national preferences,…

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