Update 12:01 a.m. Danny Garcia wins by majority decision (114-114, 116-112, 117-111). If as a judge, if you had this fight as a draw, you need your license revoked. What an embarrassment.
TGB Promotions will be holding its next boxing event on Saturday, July 30. The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York will host the event with the main card starting at 9 p.m. ET. There will be three fights on the main card that will be highlighted by Danny Garcia taking on Jose Benavidez Jr. in a clash of super welterweights scheduled for 12 rounds.
Garcia last fought a little over a year and a half ago. He enters with a 36-3 record and comes in off a loss. Garcia lost by unanimous decision to Errol Spence Jr. His last win came in January of 2020 when he defeated Ivan Redkach by unanimous decision, He heads into this fight as the heavy favorite with -800 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Benavidez Jr. is coming off a majority draw against Francisco Emanuel Torres in November 2021. Before that, his last fight was way back in October 2018, when he was knocked out in the 12th round by Terence Crawford. He has fought just twice in the last four years. His draw against Torres was the first time he was fighting at 154, which this fight will be contested at. Benavidez enters as the large underdog with +475 odds.
Your referee is Steve Willis of GIF infamy.
Danny Garcia vs. Jose Benavidez Jr. round-by-round results
Round 1: Garcia 10-9
Shots to the body and a big right hand.
Round 2: Garcia 10-9
More of the same from Garcia, who hasn’t taken much damage so far.
Round 3: Garcia 10-9
More body shots that make this look easy for Garcia.
Round 4: Garcia 10-9
They’re trading shots, but it’s Garcia that’s winning most of the exchanges. This isn’t really a fight so far.
Round 5: Garcia 10-9
A bit closer of a round, but still the body shots are scoring for Garcia.
Round 6: Garcia 10-9
Not enough activity from Benavidez.
Round 7: Garcia 10-9
More of the same. This is an extremely one-sided fight so far, and Benavidez needs to be thinking knockout already.
Round 8: Garcia 10-9
A flurry at the end for Garcia he didn’t need to win the round.
Round 9: Garcia 10-9
Better from Benavidez, and a close round, but still not good enough.
Round 10: Garcia 10-9
The two-and-three punch combinations are just overwhelming for Garcia. Making it look easy.
Round 11: Garcia 10-9
It’s all over but the last three minutes. This is a beatdown. A really impressive performance from Danny Garcia.
Round 12: 10-9 Garcia
As Garcia dances away after the final bell, he knows he’s won this. Some taunting during the last round, but at no point was this in doubt. Danny Garcia is now in contention to get his belts back at 154 lbs.