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Sulaiman approves of Garcia-Herrera decision following review

Phil Jay 27/06/2014

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has backed the scoring of April’s WBC light-welterweight title bout between champion Danny Garcia and challenger Mauricio Herrera.

The was some debate in the fallout to the contest, which took place in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, as many thought Herrera may have done enough to win his first world championship against pre-fight favourite Garcia.

However, upon looking back on the fight and reviewing round-by-round evidence, Sulaiman is satisfied that the right victor was awarded the 116-112, 116-112, 114-114 decision and that the title stayed with Garcia.

“We have reviewed the video. It was analyzed by Mexican judges who attended the WBC office, also it was checked by six international ring officials. It was determined that it was a close and very competitive fight, but Danny Garcia had won well, although it seems public was not entirely convinced,” said Sulaiman.

“In this case Mauricio Herrera, who wasn’t the favorite, was a strong opponent and that created more expectation. I saw a very good close fight. But we consider that there was not a big controversy.

“Although Herrera threw more punches, the ones that landed more clearly and with more powerful impacts came from the champion.” he added.

Calls from Herrera for an immediate rematch between the two now seem likely to fall on deaf ears after this latest announcement.

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