DaTruth is Herrera lost – he was holding too much, using his head and elbow as weapons and wasted most of the fight with pitty pat Jabs to the Champions tummy.. hardly impressing the Judges.. that’s why the Mexican Judge gave the fight to Danny Swift Garcia.. now that’s DaTruth, now move on and stop being such sore losers..Posted March 19, 2014 3:37 pm
The Mexican Judge had it for Puerto Rican Danny Garcia 116-112.. obviously he wasn’t impressed with Herreras holding and ineffective Jabs..Posted March 19, 2014 3:35 pm
“gleefully accepting handouts is the way of life over there.”
Well, I don’t know about that te tumbo, but I agree with you otherwise.Posted March 18, 2014 11:08 am
they need to import some real fight-fans to PR for these promotional set-ups. that way we could’ve at least watched JuanMono and Garcia pelted with garbage for accepting their bogus “Ws”. you can’t expect rican fans to have the appropriate response to these fixes, bogus stoppages, and scorecard muggings. gleefully accepting handouts is the way of life over there.Posted March 17, 2014 9:57 am
Two judges had Garcia up after 4 rounds… Herrera clearly won the 2nd… 3rd… and 4th.
I had Garcia winning 115-113 at the end—but two judges were obviously giving the wrong rounds to the wrong people…
They didn’t want Herrera to run away with the fight.Posted March 16, 2014 10:41 pm
“Hererra threw a jab, the only punch he threw all night and if you got nothing to throw with it, then you’ll never be world champ.”
If all you saw was a jab, then you really didn’t know what you were seeing or you weren’t paying attention.Posted March 16, 2014 8:54 pm
Hererra threw a jab, the only punch he threw all night and if you got nothing to throw with it, then you’ll never be world champ.Posted March 16, 2014 7:18 pm
LOL, Ernie. Well, Joseph’s analysis WAS pretty much right on. The only difference being he said Garcia would probably win by UD but Danny got a majority decision.Posted March 16, 2014 1:18 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
“Sorry boxing fan…crap response…”—> LMAO!Posted March 16, 2014 12:46 pm
The fight went pretty much as I figured. There was no way Herrera was getting out of there with a win. Still I thought one judge would give it to him. That was a bad style match up for Garcia.Posted March 16, 2014 12:00 pm
“Sorry Herron… crap analysis…”
Sorry boxing fan…crap response…”Posted March 16, 2014 10:42 am
Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)
Garcia got outboxed, his face busted-up and bloodied, and he lost. Period. That was a gift-wrapped B.S. decision and everyone, including Danny and Angel, knows it. He definitely owes Herrera a rematch, but this time it must be held in Mexico or MH’s back yard in Cali in order to make things fair and even. Will DG man-up and do the right thing? I highly doubt it, but we’ll see…Posted March 16, 2014 9:01 am
The only reason why I predicted a unanimous decision victory for Danny this evening was because it was taking place in Puerto Rico.
If you’re not the local favorite in Bayamon, you’re two rounds in the hole before the fight even begins.
But I was somewhat surprised that Danny wasn’t able to adjust more comfortably and create more of a separation in the back half of the fight.
He started to do much better in rounds 9 and 10, but absolutely blew it in the twelfth.
On my scorecard, the twelfth should have won Herrera the fight. I had it 6 rounds to 5 in favor of Herrera going into the final round, which was overwhelmingly slanted towards Mauricio.
I had a feeling that the disjunct movement of Herrera was going to keep Garcia off balance and make it difficult to time and counter him effectively.
Herrera did a brilliant job of offsetting all of Danny Garcia’s strengths tonight.
Garcia couldn’t even set properly to throw his power shots tonight. He looked really uncomfortable in the ring.Posted March 16, 2014 3:14 am
The judges agreed with ME on that.Posted March 16, 2014 2:56 am
Yup. Jabs are a MISMATCH vs Power shots in Professional Boxing mPosted March 16, 2014 2:56 am
Boxtradamus… “No analysis needed for Garcia-Herrera. It’s a mismatch.”Posted March 16, 2014 2:03 am
Excuse me, two judges had Danny up by two rounds after the 8th, I think.Posted March 16, 2014 12:45 am
However, after finding out that two of the judges had Danny up by four rounds after the eighth round, I knew there was no way Herrera was going to get the win on points.Posted March 16, 2014 12:45 am
Joseph, you experienced, insightful master, I bow down to you. Your pre-fight analysis of Garcia/Herrera was right on the mark. Herrera out-boxed Danny. At worst the fight should have been scored a draw. Outstanding performance by Herrera. BTW, Danny’s face tells the real story.Posted March 16, 2014 12:43 am
Do you think it’s possible Scott took a dive tonight? It certainly looked that way to me. I was reminded of Etienne against Tyson.Posted March 16, 2014 12:13 am
OH. That makes sense then. I found it odd to sign for a Fight of this caliber 5 weeks out.Posted March 15, 2014 10:57 pm
I already know that answer to that one, Boxtra.
Truth be known, both parties knew that this fight was going to be made weeks ago.
So did IPosted March 15, 2014 10:00 pm
“Shawn is scheduled to kick off this Tuesday night’s program.
So chill out, brother!! LOL”- GOOD! I’m more excited about that bout than this one. It should be more competitive.
Make sure to ask how he feels about signing for a bout about 5 weeks out. I know that it takes 8 weeks to get in Top shape.
I’m sure that he doesn’t mind getting paid in 5 weeks instead of 8 though.Posted March 15, 2014 9:49 pm
Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)
Garcia should win via UD or stoppage, but Herrera is still likely to make it better fight than many think.Posted March 15, 2014 9:09 pm
“Like I said, you couldn’t make one if your life depended on it.”-Nope. Like I SAID. No analysis needed Garcia gets the WIN.Posted March 15, 2014 8:52 pm
Da UnKnown Comic: “Decent analysis. But it’s time for a microphone update.”
LOL…can’t use my SM 58, because it has a low z end and I really don’t want to use a mini plug adapter for that mic.
So I had to go with what was compatible to my videographer’s equipment, which was a mini-plug outlet…hence the little mic.
But does it take anything away from the sound quality of the recording?
If not, which it doesn’t, it’s a moot point, isn’t it? LOLPosted March 15, 2014 8:05 pm
Da UnKnown Comic
Decent analysis. But it’s time for a microphone update.Posted March 15, 2014 7:08 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
I wouldn’t bet against Paulie vs Porter either, it’s a toss up…Posted March 15, 2014 6:43 pm
“please not that pric# malignaggi again.”
What will you say if he beats Porter? Which I think he will, by the way.Posted March 15, 2014 6:01 pm
“SO making an analysis is a waste of MY time”
Like I said, you couldn’t make one if your life depended on it.Posted March 15, 2014 6:00 pm
Boxtradamus: “By the way when are one of you writers going to DO a write UP on Porter – Malignaggi which was signed DAYS ago??? It warrants more analysis than this one. I’ll take Porter in that one by ROUGH housing decision.”
1. The Garcia/Herrera fight is tonight and should prove to be more competitive than most recognize before the fight…and 2. Shawn is scheduled to kick off this Tuesday night’s program.
So chill out, brother!! LOLPosted March 15, 2014 5:35 pm
” Herrera does have the potential to upset Garcia”. So does my Grandma. Herrera is a lamb setup to be devoured by Garcia in front of the PR fans.Posted March 15, 2014 5:28 pm
please not that pric# malignaggi again.Posted March 15, 2014 5:18 pm
By the way when are one of you writers going to DO a write UP on Porter – Malignaggi which was signed DAYS ago??? It warrants more analysis than this one. I’ll take Porter in that one by ROUGH housing decision.Posted March 15, 2014 5:10 pm
“That’s because you couldn’t give one if your life depended on it.”-Nope. Its because its a MISMATCH. SO making an analysis is a waste of MY time. Garcia with the WIN.Posted March 15, 2014 5:03 pm
BTW, this fight will have open scoring, which will be announced after the 4th and 8th rounds per WBC rules.
Posted March 15, 2014 2:14 pm
Nice work as always Joseph
Garcia is a thinking fighter. There’s no overhyping, on the contrary he’s underhyped.Posted March 15, 2014 4:46 pm
“Garcia is BETTER all around. No analysis needed.”
That’s because you couldn’t give one if your life depended on it.Posted March 15, 2014 4:28 pm
Herrera was chosen for schooling purposes…
Danny has to bring his jab up and this is a good fight to help him do that. One of the easiest things to do when you have outstanding power, timing, and physical toughness is neglect the jab… just work off the other guys’ jab… lead with big thundering hooks and big rights… and knock the crap out of everybody out there…
But that won’t work with every opponent in the world.
Robert Garcia knew Mikey could hit like hell, but insisted he master the jab.. He matched him with that in mind. That has paid dividends for Mikey.. If Danny brings his jab up he’ll be one of the best fighters in the world.Posted March 15, 2014 4:17 pm
Garcia is BETTER all around. No analysis needed.Posted March 15, 2014 4:15 pm
BTW Joseph, great analysis, as usual.Posted March 15, 2014 3:02 pm
I am still intrigued by Herrera being chosen as Danny’s next opponent. Other than by the WBA, he’s not ranked in the top 10 welterweights by any sanctioning body or by The Ring. In fact, he’s not even ranked in the top 15. Furthermore, even Angel Garcia says he’s a nobody and that Danny will take him out in five. Yeah, I realize Angel is being his usual pre-fight self, but he’s not far off the mark.
Another interesting thing is that in one of Danny’s interviews he was talking like making 140 lbs. is getting difficult for him, “I made it for this fight.” More the reason to chose a lighter-hitting opponent if it’s starting to get difficult for Danny to continue to fight as a jr. welterweight.
Anyways, negative as I sound, I think Herrera was chosen to make sure Danny looks good in front of the Puerto Rican crowd. In his three losses one went to Alvarado and one went to Mayfield, both by wide UD. Both of those guys are not top tier fighters. Mikey would smash Alvarado or Mayfield. Herrera also only has seven KOs on his 23-fight record so he’s not known as a power puncher and likely poses no real threat to Danny in that area.
This appears to be a stay busy fight for Danny, against a Mexican-American, in Puerto Rico. Go figure. Danny’s expected win will be a nice gift to his father and his “people.” But I really believe Danny should have fought a more known and noteable opponent.Posted March 15, 2014 3:01 pm
BTW, this fight will have open scoring, which will be announced after the 4th and 8th rounds per WBC rules.Posted March 15, 2014 2:14 pm
This young lion Garcia has a lot of hunger and just the weigh in video alone shows him ripped with abs and lean all over. He’s ready for bigger things and this Herrera guy is just a notch on his resume. If anything.. this will be another fight in which Garcia out works his opponent for the W. I don’t think Herrera will see the 12th round at all. Garcia told him in press conference that he was going to hurt him and I really do believe just that. Get ready for a war and don’t hit the fridge for beer during the fight cause it might come to an abrupt end anytime.Posted March 15, 2014 2:08 pm
I don’t see Danny underestimating anybody. I think they take every one serious. Garcia by a clear decision or KOPosted March 15, 2014 1:50 pm
Thanks again for the summary of the events I really enjoy listening to your thoughts. I think Danny will end up being the last man standing today via either KO or UD.Posted March 15, 2014 12:44 pm
we all like boxing. go first row us . eu tonitePosted March 15, 2014 12:20 pm
Garcia by controversial SD win in an somewhat boring fight…Posted March 15, 2014 11:45 am
It’s Me, Ernie
It seems Provo has improved greatly since the Herrera loss. I would like to see that bout contested again…Posted March 15, 2014 11:22 am
it’s unlikely but Herrera does have the potential to upset an underprepared Garcia who underestimates him. conversely, i expect Herrera to have prepared for the biggest fight of his life. could get difficult for Danny. he’s at his best when he’s been the underestimated opponent.Posted March 15, 2014 11:12 am