Danny Garcia (31-0, 18 KO’s) has moved up to Welterweight and defeated Paulie Malignaggi (33-7, 7 KO’s) in his debut.  Well there isn’t much to say about this one, as it was a low action fight until the 8th round.  The first was a feel out round, with both fighters staying back, jabbing occasionally, and pretty much just dancing around.  Garcia definitely did not jab enough as he was trying to load up in the second.  Coincidentally, the second round was the only round that Malignaggi looked decent, and squeaked out with a round won.

Garcia would go on to win every round the rest of the way by walking down Malignaggi and landing the cleaner shots.  Malignaggi just could not get anything going against the stronger and better Garcia.  Garcia was not overly impressive in these rounds by any means, but he controlled the action and it was enough to win them.  Garcia would finally wake up in the 8th round, deciding that Mailignaggi had nothing for him in the power department, and he started landing huge left hooks followed by chopping right hands.  Garcia would go on to land a tremendous left hook to the body in the 9th round, which he followed up with another chopping right.  The referee had seen enough and called a halt to the contest, as Malignaggi’s right eye was becoming a bigger and bigger concern.

Jacobs And Mora Have A Round For The Ages

It only lasted 2 rounds, but boy were they good rounds, and even though this fight was so short, it stole the show of the night.  Daniel Jabobs (30-1, 27 KO’s) defeated Sergio Mora (28-4-2, 9 KO’s) by TKO victory.  From the opening bell the fists were flying.  Mora came in careless and dropped his left hand, and Jacobs capitalized by knocking him down with a huge right uppercut.  Litterally moments later, Jacobs thinking he had his man hurt, charged in like a bull and got hit with a huge left hook from Mora that put him down on his back side.  In the second round, Jacobs knocked Mora down again, and Mora twisted up hs ankle on the way down.  It ended up being broken, as his leg just collapsed under him.  Since it was inside of 4 rounds, and Mora obviously could not continue, it goes to the scorecards, and officially as a TKO victory for Daniel Jacobs.

Here is a look back at this crazy set of events:

Undercard:

Prichard Colon  —  def  —  Michael Finney  —  via  —  TKO 2nd round

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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