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Danny Garcia defeats Jose Benavidez Jr. in super welterweight debut (Video)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 30: Danny Garcia (L) fights Jose Benavidez Jr. during their super welterweight boxing match at Barclays Center on July 30, 2022 in in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

NY, NY – JULY 30: Danny Garcia (L) fights Jose Benavidez Jr. throughout their super welterweight boxing match at Barclays Focus on July 30, 2022 in in the Brooklyn borough of NY. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Danny Garcia fought for the very first time as a brilliant welterweight, and the two-division world champion was successful against Jose Benavidez Jr.

After 19 months from the boxing ring, Danny Garcia made a triumphant return against Jose Benavidez Jr. on Saturday, July 30.

Garcia(37-3, 21 KOs) fought as a brilliant welterweight for the very first time at Brooklyn, New Yorks Barclays Center. The 34-year-old from Philadelphia, PA, quit four years and over two inches high to younger Benavidez, but he appeared as if he handled the added weight well.

Prior to the fight, Garcia told FanSided he needed a rest from boxing after losing to unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. in December 2020. Garcia looked refreshed in the ring against Benavidez and utilized his hand speed and footwork to defeat his bigger opponent.

Benavidez(27-2-1, 18 KOs) hadnt won a fight since 2018 getting into his contest with Garcia. He fought to a draw against Francisco Emanuel Torres in 2021 but looked sluggish. He was dormant for just two years before that, telling FanSided he spent that point enjoying being truly a father to his children.

Garcia displayed his championship pedigree against Benavidez. The two-division world champion looked faster and much more active than Benavidez, nonetheless it took a while for Garcia to begin with.

Danny Garcia defeated Jose Benavidez Jr. by majority decision at Brooklyns Barclays Center

Benavidez deviated from his usual routine and was a lot more active in rounds 1 and 2 than in previous bouts. He jabbed well and stalked Garcia for a lot of those rounds.

Garcia began to let his hands decrease the stretch of round 2 and significantly found the pace in round 3. His counterpunching kept Benavidez on guard, and Garcias hand speed allowed him to accumulate the points.

Benavidezs punch output slumped from rounds 3 through 8, and Garcia was on cruise control. Garcias hands flowed as he invested wisely to Benavidezs body.

Benavidez had a good round 9 that found him throwing punches as he did in round 1, but he couldnt continue the momentum.

Garcia closed the fight well as he continued to outland Benavidez before final bell. The judges returned scores of 114-114,116-112 and 117-111 for Garcia.

The 114-114 score made no sense in a bout that Garcia controlled. The win must have been unanimous, but Garcia gets the victory yet.

While Benavidezs boxing career could possibly be over, Garcia has already been in title talks. Benavidez can still box, but he doesnt appear to be he is able to cross the bridge from contender to champion.

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