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Showtime Boxing: Danny Garcia vs. Eric Morales II
Garcia vs. Morales II
Showtime boxing presented four championship bouts on Saturday evening October 20, 2012 from the new Bradley Center in Brooklyn, New York. The main event was a rematch between WBA and WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Eric Morales from Tijuana, Mexico.
Twenty-four year old Danny Garcia dominated the fight. Thirty-six year old Eric Morales, a 19 year professional boxing veteran, had previously been defeated by Garcia. The fight lasted only four rounds. Garcia ripped Morales with constant combinations and powerful body shots. At 1:23 of the fourth round Garcia knocked out Eric Morales with a tremendous left hook that sent Morales through the ropes. Danny Garcia remains undefeated with a record of (25-0-0, 16 KO’s). Eric Morales, a five time world champion in two weight divisions, has a lifetime record of (52-9-0, 36 KO’s). This bout may have ended the career of Morales a future boxing hall of fame champion.
In the first bout of the evening, 25 year old Devon Alexander won a unanimous 12 round decision over Randal Bailey to win the IBF welterweight crown.
In the second fight, challenger Peter Quillin from Brooklyn defeated WBO middleweight champion Hassan N’Dam from Cameroon. Quillin known as Kid Chocolate, knocked down N’Dam six times during the bout. N’Dam was on the canvas twice in the fourth, sixth and twelfth rounds. N’Dam a young tough ex-champion displayed great perseverance and grit and finished the fight on his feet.
In the third fight Brooklyn’s Paulie Malignacci retained his WBA welterweight title by defeating a young Mexican fighter Pablo Cesar Cano. The 31 year old Malignacci (32-4-0, 7 KO’s) won by split decision in a very close fight. The 23 year old Cano (26-2-1, 20 KO’s) had a deep, bloody wound over his left eye. Nevertheless the more powerful Cano knocked down Malignacci in the eleventh round. Malignacci won the bout with good footwork and a left jab that consistently hit the face of the young Mexican challenger. Malignacci has a couple of good fights left in him. When he retires, Malignacci will become a great fight color commentator. Pablo Cesar Cano was slightly above the welterweight limit for this fight. After a rest period to heal the wound above his left eye, Cano will resume his boxing career and eventually become a world champion.