Ryan Garcia delivered a knockout within the eighth spherical to beat Oscar Duarte in his first combat since his loss to Gervonta Davis in April.
Again to the ring eight months on from his solely profession loss in a KO to Davis in April, Garcia displayed his pace and energy in opposition to Duarte – who had gained his earlier 11 fights by knockout – on the Toyota Heart in Houston, Texas on Saturday evening.
It was within the eighth when the combat was stopped.
A stinging left hook from Garcia allowed him to grab the momentum as he unleashed a wave of follow-up punches. An uppercut and left hook dropped Duarte to his knee.
Duarte solely rose to his ft simply because the referee James Inexperienced’s depend reached 10 and the bout was waved off.
The combat was the primary for Garcia together with his new coach Derrick James, following his cut up from Joe Goossen, and the 25-year-old began solidly on the entrance foot, having fun with his first successes within the second spherical with a jab and proper hand.
Garcia was touchdown extra eye-catching punches, however Duarte rallied by rounds 5 and 6 to maintain the combat within the stability earlier than Garcia intensified his assault within the eighth to knock out his American opponent.