Vargas: Danny Garcia is Great, But I’ve Been Hit Harder Before

by David P. Greisman

Samuel Vargas’ seventh-round technical knockout loss to Danny Garcia this past Saturday wasn’t the first time he’d been stopped — there had also been a four-round TKO loss to Errol Spence in April 2015.

He said it was the timing of Garcia’s shots, which landed well and added up.

“I got beat up in there,” Vargas said afterward. “It just wasn’t my night.”


Garcia’s blows landed flush, dropping Vargas in the second and wobbling him. They countered faster than Vargas could throw, landing with enough force to break Vargas down, but they didn’t land with more force than Vargas had felt in previous outings.

“I’ve been hit harder before, but it was just the accumulation of punches that got to me,” Vargas said. “I thought he'd be a heavier hitter. He punches great in-between.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by slimPickings on 11-13-2016

[QUOTE=LCRUMMY36;17194892]If the fight with Thurman is already signed, [B]why fight someone with a chance of winning? Why fight Diaz, or Molina for no reason.[/B] Nothing good could come out of that, but it would be Diaz, and or Molina biggest…

Comment by LCRUMMY36 on 11-13-2016

[QUOTE=slimPickings;17193744]Vargas was....well the perfect foil. No chance in hell to win. Took punishment beyond the point of duty. Could have , should have been saved from himself sooner. Only difference between him and Salka is that he has a much…

Comment by KillaCamNZ on 11-13-2016

Vargas really needs to lay low for a while and let his face heal. Now is not the time to be saying things like this.

Comment by mlac on 11-13-2016

[QUOTE=Lou Cipher;17193056]Angel must still be trying to figure out how to translate how hard he hits the glass dick into hard hitting punches to teach Danny.[/QUOTE] :lol1: :lol1:

Comment by PeasantCrusha on 11-13-2016

Vargas is correct. He was hit by a truck once in Colombia. :fingersx:

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