BAYAMõN, Puerto Rico: Danny Garcia kept his undefeated record intact late on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) by taking a majority decision over challenger Mauricio Herrera in a light welterweight title fight.
Garcia improved to 28-0 and retained his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association titles with a hard-fought victory that two judges scored 116-112 and the third had even, 114-114.
American Garcia, who is of Puerto Rican ancestry, had the crowd of 10,100 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez on his side.
Herrera, also a US citizen, dropped to 20-4 with seven knockouts.
Garcia was coming off a unanimous decision win over Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse in September.
This was his fifth defense of the WBC crown he won by taking a unanimous decision over Mexico’s Erik Morales in 2012.
It was also be the fourth defense of the WBA title Garcia took from England’s Amir Khan with a fourth-round stoppage in 2012.