By Ponciano "John" Melo Jr.
Despite missing boxing in a year, Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia showed domination as he toyed with Ukrainian ‘El Terrible’ Ivan Redkach, but needed the full 12-rounder en route to a unanimous decision win for the WBC Silver Championship belt at the Barclays Center in New York City.
Although no knockdown was recorded, the American was simply too much for his opponent since the opening bell as he displayed a boxing clinic throughout the match resulting in a bloodied Redkach.
The judges scored the bout 118-110, 117-111, 117-111, all in favor of Garcia.
With the victory, Garcia bumps up his record to 36 wins, 21 knockouts, and two losses while his counterpart, Redkach, suffered his fifth defeat in a 23-wins, 18-knockout and one-draw record.
The action heated up in the middle rounds with Garcia connecting on a right hook that staggered his foe to the ropes on the fifth.
Redkach then bites Garcia on the shoulder during the sixth round as seen on the replay before the referee separated the two boxers. A strong uppercut was again landed successfully by Garcia to the covering Redkach.
He continued his strong approach as he made Redkach’s right eyebrow bleed at the end of the seventh with a massive right hand in the face just before the bell rang.
The fight came to a slow pace in the succeeding rounds. Redkach tried to chase up the scoring but Garcia was still landing clearer shots until the end.
In the interview, Garcia said he was a bit upset by not getting the knockout as he felt the referee should have stopped the fight already as Redkach was beaten up already.
He also took the bite of Redkach, despite being surprised, as part of the sport referring to the Mohammad Ali-Evander Holyfield fight.
Garcia also told that he is open to fighting either Errol Spence Jr. or Manny Pacquiao after the win along with the possible rematch with Keith Thurman or a bout with Mikey Garcia.
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