Danny Garcia Tested, Decisions Ashley Theophane

By Mark Vester

At the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas, junior welterweight Danny Garcia (16-0, 10KOs) won a ten round split decision over British veteran Ashley Theophane (25-4, 7KOs). The scores were 95-94 for Theophane, 95-94 for Garcia, and 96-94 for Garcia.

After Theophane got off to a good in the first three rounds, Garcia came back with the fourth when began to put his power punch combinations together. Garcia was doing some smart counterpunching in the fifth and sixth rounds. In the seventh, Garcia landed a huge counter right to buckle Theophane and sent him running for survival. Theophane did much better in the eight, coming back with good punches to steal the round. The round was close in the ninth, but it switched to Theophane's favor when the ref took a point away from Garcia for a low blow. Garcia came back swinging in the tenth with hard counters to keep Theophane back.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hateinyaeyes32 on 02-27-2010

Garcia did just enough to win the fight in my opinion.. He didnt take the other dude seriously at all, he didnt expect him to come at him like he did. He'll do better next fight!:boxing:

Comment by $Bullsfam$ on 02-27-2010

He'll learn and come back strong. Pretty good scrap too a hell of a night of FNF's. Let em rematch in the future and see what happens, Danny can't forget that jab like Atlas was pointing out. Can't wait to…

Comment by Evil Abed on 02-27-2010

Not impressed.

Comment by cubano11 on 02-27-2010

he sucks !!!!!!!!!!!:baby::baby::baby:

Comment by Access_Denied on 02-26-2010

Danny Garcia UNDERESTIMATES what prospect doesn't ... NEXT .......

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