By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
In a lightweight unification bout between two undefeated boxers, WBC champion Mikey Garcia (39-0 / 30 by KO) won a unanimous twelve round decision over IBF champion Robert Easter Jr. (21-1 / 14 by KO) on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and was shown on Showtime.
After losing round one, Garcia picked up the pace and knocked Easter down in round three with a perfect right cross, left hook combination. Easter would fight in the retreating mode with staying on the outside using a lengthy 8-inch reach jab to his advantage.
Easter did well enough to win rounds five and six – close on my card – but from the seventh round on Garcia would not lose another round. Round nine was the most entertaining action round of the fight with Garcia and Easter going toe-to-toe.
Garcia closed the show in winning the last three rounds in style simply by being in control and more effectively with his punches.
The judges scored it 116-111, 117,110, 118-109 … my scored card was, 9 to 3 in rounds, 117-110 for the winner Garcia.
In the post fight interview the four-divisional champion Garcia said that he only wants to fight the best out there and would like to challenge himself in a bout next with unbeaten IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (24-0 / 21 by KO).
The official attendance at the Staples Center was 12,560 and the pro home fans were not disappointed with the Mikey Garcia win!