Advertisement
Advertisement

Raul Garcia Will Pursue Immediate Fuentes Rematch

By Alfredo Jaime Gomez, notifight.com

GUADALAJARA, Jalisco - Former champion Raul Garcia will pursue an immediate rematch with Moises Fuentes. The two boxers went to war on Saturday in a twelve round bout where neither fighter deserved to lose. People who present at the Auditorio Benito Juarez were thrilled with the back and forth action, with Garcia going down in the seventh and Fuentes getting dropped in the ninth.

Fuentes won a close split decision to snatch Garcia's WBO strawweight title. Judges Alejandro Polanco and Alfredo Lopez scored it 114-112 for Fuentes, and Victor Solomon had it 114-112 for Garcia. 

Raul returned to his native La Paz, Baja California and said - "I feel like I won, but the judges dictated otherwise. I feel bad because I lost my title, but I'm sure that I will regain it."

Edrulfo Castillo, the legal adviser of Garcia, said - "There will be a rematch. It's true that it was a close fight, but I saw Raul win. Zanfer and everyone was happy because of this great battle. When a fight divides the opinion of the judges, there must be a rematch. Raul is prepared for another fight [with Fuentes]."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 08-29-2011

WBO ok's quite a few immediate rematches: ie: Raul's brother Ramon vs Jesus Seles (bad decision by the judges) and Calderon vs Segura (not warranted ) but this seems ok, vg bout and very close...

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Photos: All Star Boxing vs. Canelo/Golden Boy - $27 Million Lawsuit Video: Bob Arum on Working With Haymon, Talks Canelo, GGG Roach: Van Heerden Beat Up McGregor, I Told Floyd I Need 3 Years Photos: Ezequiel Maderna Puts in Work To Shock Artur Beterbiev Arum on Possibility of Gilberto Ramirez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Photos: Artur Beterbiev Puts Finishing Touches For Maderna Bout Roach: I'd Still Like Mayweather To Face a 'Healthy' Manny Pacquiao Arum: I Would Have Never Let Canelo Do What He Did With GGG Video: Freddie Roach on McGregor, Mayweather, Pacquiao Bob Arum, Al Haymon in Talks To Stage Fights, Work Together AIBA To Answer Doping Questions, Decide on Pros in Olympics Richard Commey To Be Ringside For Barthelemy vs. Bey Photos: Crawford vs. Postol Undercard Press Conference Francisco Vargas Not Bothered By Location Change For Camp Demetrius Andrade Training Hard For Willie Nelson Clash Van Heerdan Details McGregor Sparring, Says He is Capable Boxer Dejan Zlaticanin To Face New Opponent For WBC Title, Marsili Out Rueda: I Will Surprise The Fans, Oscar Valdez is Going To Lose! Fury: I'll Bend Over Wilder, Joshua - Split Them With This Long D*ck Julian Williams To Jermall Charlo: One Way To Prove Who's Better Video: Tyson Fury on Breaking Klitschko Mentally, Wilder Fight Liam Smith: Kell Brook is The Fight I'm Pushing For Klitschko Vows Payback, No Judges: I Will Knock Tyson Fury Out! Ashley Theophane On Board To Face Ricky Burns in UK Showdown Bellew: I Kicked Haye's Ass in Sparring, I'll Face Him at Heavyweight Emiliano Marsili Confident of Zlaticanin Win, Eyes Anthony Crolla Dillian Whyte: Briggs Will Be Very Dangerous For David Haye Golovkin's Coach: Danny Jacobs No Longer Calls For GGG Fight! Ryabinsky Intent On Clearing Povetkin, Rescheduling Wilder Bout Tony Bellew: Lebedev Holds a Couple Belts, He's The One We Want! Titles Changing Hands All Over: BoxingScene Ratings Update Haumono Motivated By Family To Blast Out Joseph Parker Selby Turns Back on Warrington, Eyes Frampton vs. Santa Cruz Porter Plans To Bang Away at Thurman's Ribs, Break His Body Atlas Would Love Pacquiao-Crawford, Spence Face The Top Dogs Bounced in Buffalo: 'Bump City' and 'Boom Boom' Hit The Skids Arslan Gets Foe: Manuel Charr, Adrian Granat, Fornling in Action Lara: Fans Will Get Tired of Golovkin's Easy Fights, He Needs Me Zabala To Take Stand in $27 Million Lawsuit vs. Canelo/Golden Boy Photos: Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Face-Off at 'A Los Golpes'
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement