By Cameron Buford, Whatsgoodinsports.com
This past Saturday night Premier Boxing Champions Live on Showtime from the Barclays Center, home of BROOKLYN BOXING, featured pitted (36-2, 21 KOs) Danny “Swift” Garcia and (23-5-1 18 KOs) Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach in a WBC Welterweight Title Eliminator bout. Additionally, Unified Champion (24-1 17 KOs) “Swift” Jarrett Hurd taking on (25-9-1 12 KOs) Francisco “Chia” Santana in the 10-round co-feature. In partnering with Salita Promotions, fans got to enjoy a fight card boasting unbeaten sensation (18-0 8 KOs) Stephen Fulton vs unbeaten (16-1-1 10 KOs) Arnold Khegai in a WBC Super Bantamweight Title eliminator.
In the WBC Junior Championship Super Bantamweight Title eliminator. Fulton received a large ovation as he entered the ring for his Showtime debut, showing he was certainly the crowd favorite. This was a competitive fight throughout, as neither fight relinquished much ground throughout the fight. Fulton Jr was able to pull out the win in this fight though he got more than he bargained for.
The 10-round co-main event featured Unified Champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd being challenged by Francisco “Chia” Santana. Swift controls the early rounds of this fight and forces Chia’s corner to pay attention to his eye early in the fight. Hurd continues to target Chia’s eye even though Chia continues to apply some pressure to the current Champion. Though Chia kept coming forward, Hurd remained in control of this fight. Jarrett “Swift” Hurd was able to defend his title defense with a unanimous decision.
Boxing fans in Brooklyn continued to file in for the main event of Danny “Swift” Garcia taking on Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach in a WBC Welterweight Title Eliminator bout. The crowd is easily on the side of “Swift” Garcia who a relatively local product coming up from Philadelphia, PA. However, this fight starts off slowly and without much action.
As the crowds urge Garcia to get busy in the fight, he remains very cautious and unwilling to let his punches go. However, he is still able to maintain control of this fight and not challenged by Redkach much at all. Garcia’s best rounds were the 8th and 9th as he was nice and warmed up, landing headshots and full-body combinations. Though Redkach had his best round of the fight in the 10th round it was not nearly enough to upset Danny “Swift” Garcia. The judges were in agreement awarding Garcia the unanimous victory in this fight.
With this win, Garcia keeps his name alive for a potential fight with Unified Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr. Understanding that fight fans can look forward to the dual promotion of the Wilder vs Fury rematch coming up on February 22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Let us know which fight you would like to see made by the PBC, Top Rank or Golden Boy by simply commenting in the comment section of this article on www.whatsgoodinsports.com or by tweeting me on Twitter @whatsgoodnsport for immediate engagement. Additionally, subscribe to our weekly “Voice of the Fans Podcast” which is available for you on most podcasting platforms, Apple and Google Podcasts including Spotify, TuneIn, and iHeart Radio. As always, we certainly appreciate you for making our voice your choice!