January 23, 2016
On this day in history, North American of Puerto Rican origin, Danny “Swift” Garcia, defeated American Robert “Ghost” Guerrero, to conquer the WBC welterweight title, which Floyd Mayweather Jr. vacated after defeating Andre Berto.
Garcia vs. Guerrero, which took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, was keenly contested from start to finish, with both warriors determined to win, however the youth of “Swift” Garcia proved the crucial the difference.
The Judges’ scores were: Rey Danseco 116-112, Max DeLuca 116-112 and Steve Weisfeld 116-112.
The fight was considered among the best of 2016.