Kingry Garcia struggles to maj. decision win

Unbeaten WBO #4, WBA #9 junior lightweight Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (16-0, 13 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-3-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Garcia piled up an early lead. Morales rocked Garcia in rounds seven and eight, but it was too little too late. Scores were 98-92, 95-95, 98-92.

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Ryan Garcia: “Morales a great fighter, and this fight showed me what I need to work on. I felt it was closer than what the scorecards had. It was a great fight. I felt I could have done more. I got a little winded by the end, but Morales came to fight. I’m young, and time is on my side. I will work on my craft and will be ready for anybody. Much respect goes to Morales. He was a game fighter.”

Carlos Morales: “He [Garcia] was holding too much. Overall I feel I gave a good performance. He was a tough opponent. He’s young and fast. He has some pop, but he doesn’t hit that hard. I felt I won the fight.”

In a clash of unbeaten super welterweights, Neeco “The Rooster” Macias (17-0, 10 KOs) was victorious when Marvin Cabrera (8-1, 6 KOs) didn’t come out after round six. Non-stop punching Macias overwhelmed Cabrera the whole way.

Middleweight Patrick Teixeira (29-1, 22 KOs) outscored Nathaniel Gallimore (20-3, 17 KOs) over eight rounds. Judges had it 78-74 across the board.

Unbeaten lightweight Kevin Ventura (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a six round unanimous decision over Eduardo Reyes (9-15, 6 KOs). Scores were 59-54, 58-55, 59-54. Reyes was deducted a point for a low blow in round six.

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