Danny Is “Swift”

Posted: August 18, 2014 in Boxing Results

A week late with this post, but lets get into it.  On the eve of the Danny Garcia VS Rod Salka fight card, there were a lot of fireworks, and history was made by a young fighter.  Daniel Jacobs (27-1, 24KO’s) made history on August 9th by becoming the first ever cancer survivor to win a boxing championship.  He defeated Jerrod Fletcher (18-1, 10KO’s) via knockout with 2 seconds left in the fifth round for the vacant WBA middleweight title. It became apparent very early in the fight that Fletcher had no answer for Jacobs’ left hook.  Jacobs landed 55% of his power punches throughout the fight.  Fletcher was no match.  Congrats to Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs on a dominating win.  Hopefully he gets his wish for a fight with Peter Quillin.  It would make and interesting fight.  Jacobs improves to 28-1 (25 KO’s).

The second fight of that evening was a completely one sided affair.  Lamont Peterson (32-2-1, 16KO’s) absolutely mauled once highly touted prospect Edgar Santana (29-4, 20KO’s).  After being away from boxing for a period of time due to a jail sentence for drug possession, Santana never reached his full potential.  At the age of 35, he never stood a chance against one of the worlds top junior welterweights.  Peterson peppered Santana with one vicious body shot after another.  By the 10th round, doctors had to stop the fight.  Peterson had won all 10 rounds of the scheduled 12 rounder.  There was no reason for the beat down 35 year old Santana to continue.

Now, on to the main event.  What can be said about this???  Not much.  Danny “Swift” Garcia (28-0, 16KO’s), was out to prove that he is still the man to beat in the 140 pound division.  After a controversial win over Mauricio Herrera in Puerto Rico, Garcia had to shut the critics up.  Which is why he took the fight against extreme underdog, Rod Salka (19-3, 3KO’s).  Garcia did show me one thing though, he said he was quicker, and boy was he.  After knocking Salka down twice in the second round, Garcia landed a vicious left hook that put Salka down for good.  It truly was the most vicious KO in recent memory.  Salka looked like he was on another planet.  But with that being said, everyone pretty much expected it.  After the fight, Garcia mentioned he would like to fight Lamont Perterson in the near future.  In my opinion, he should give Mauricio Herrera a rematch first, because he didn’t beat him the first time.

-View the KO here  ===>   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPZcxbxeH6Q


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