Garcia vs Guerrero – Looking At The Scorecards

Garcia vs Guerrero – This past Saturday night, the Premier Boxing Champions aired on FOX and FOX Deportes, and early reports are that more than 2 million viewers tuned in for the main event featuring Danny Garcia vs Robert Guerrero.

Afterwards, the official scorecard was photographed and distributed, and appears above.

In the immediate aftermath of the fight, and even in the press since, Robert Guerrero and his crew remain convinced they won the fight.

Guerrero fought a good fight, and he looked like a rejuvenated fighter who was much sharper and more focused than in recent outings. In the end most viewers held a similar opinion, that Guerrero had kept the fight close early, but that Garcia had established himself in the later rounds and won the fight.  A review of the official scorecard seems to uphold the general concensus.

The sheet we are seeing is the “Master Score Sheet”, which an official compiles during the fight when he receives individual scorecards from each judge between rounds.  The final scorecards were unusual for a competitive contest, in that all three judges saw the fight with the same final score of 116-112 in favor of Garcia.  A look at the details show some variances throughout.

Guerrero was doing well in the first five rounds according to the judges.  Had the fight somehow ended after the fifth and gone to the cards, Guerrero would have won a split decision.  Guerrero also won the twelth round, as he was looking to close strong.  Rounds six thru eleven all went to Garcia, except the tenth where two judges gave it to Guerrero. In other words, Guerrero lost the fight in rounds six to eleven, where Garcia established himself as the more technical figher, hitting him with precision shots as he came in.  The shots may not have hurt Guerrero, as he at times appeared to be frustrated, but they certainly were scoring for Garcia, who was hitting and not getting hit.

Aside from the rhetoric coming from the Guerrero camp, which is somewhat understandable, there is little controversy over the judges cards for this bout.  It is still interesting to have access to the details that go into the scoring.  In this one, it appears the judges may not have done a half-bad job.

 

Check out this The Boxing Channel‘s video with results and highlights.

 

 

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-Yogo :

Although i had sunk several beers i reckon i was a better judge than Guerrero's camp. 117-111 to Danny on my card. Time for Robert to hang them up for me, he eats too many shots.


-brownsugar :

Nah, definitely no controversy, Garcia won hands down....but folks are talking about the scores for a reason, And the sustained booing at the end of the fight, especially through Garcia's post fight interview, didn't occur because of stubborn hometown favoritism or misplaced sympathy. Garcia fought a strategic and calculated fight, he hung back for a reason and Guerrero swept most of the early rounds, when Garcia and his corner decided it was time to pour it on, Danny won the the last 6 or 7 rounds in a more dominating fashion than Guerrero won the first the first 5. In my humble opinion, 115-113(Garcia) would have been fair, I think Frank L. Got it right. But I'm not going to debate anybody about it, the right man won in the end.


-The Good Doctor :

Nah, definitely no controversy, Garcia won hands down....but folks are talking about the scores for a reason, And the sustained booing at the end of the fight, especially through Garcia's post fight interview, didn't occur because of stubborn hometown favoritism or misplaced sympathy. Garcia fought a strategic and calculated fight, he hung back for a reason and Guerrero swept most of the early rounds, when Garcia and his corner decided it was time to pour it on, Danny won the the last 6 or 7 rounds in a more dominating fashion than Guerrero won the first the first 5. In my humble opinion, 115-113(Garcia) would have been fair, I think Frank L. Got it right. But I'm not going to debate anybody about it, the right man won in the end.
Agreed. I think you can argue the scores but arguing the winner is a little out of the question. You can make an any argument from 115-113 to 118-110(a little wide though) in my opinion. I had it 8-4 Danny while one of my boys had it 7-5 Danny. Guerrero could have won the fight if he had enough stamina to fire when he charged but I think in about mid 8th round he was gassed. He had no problem tracking Danny down but I am not sure there was anything in the tank to thrown significant punches once he had him corralled. For as much pressure as Ghost was providing and as easily as he was getting inside, the fight was there for the taking. Unfortunately for him, he could not quite grab it.


-Kid Blast :

Yogo has the beat


-brownsugar :

Fair enough Doc, ...and Guerrero is still telling the world he'll fight anyone in the division, he's going to mess around and get that new kid from Golovkins's home town(Eyubov),... It's not going to be pretty lol.


-oubobcat :

I had it 116-112 myself for Garcia. It was even on my card after six at 57-57 and then Garcia took control during the second half of the fight.


-deepwater2 :

The scorecard is not that bad. What is bad, is that these two boxers actually fought for the championship belt.