Matt Remillard vs Mikey Garcia

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Matt Remillard vs Mikey Garcia
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Saturday, March 26, 2011
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
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NABF & (WBO) NABO Featherweight North American Titles
Ricardo Vera


The first four rounds were competitive and saw both fighters staying within range of their opponent and exchanging with precise punching and sound defense. Garcia had a strong 5th Round catching Remillard upstairs with power shots and backing him into the ropes. By the end of the 5th, slight swelling had begun to develop around Remillard's right eye. Garcia continued to lead the action in the 6th outworking and outlanding Remillard. In the 7th, Remillard began to move around the ring more and attempt to work behind a jab. Garcia continued to come forward but neither fighter landed with much effect. In the 8th both fighters fought primarily in close quarters with Remillard looking to land to the body. Garcia landed a left hand near the end of the round that hurt Remillard and sent him back into the ropes. At that, Remillard clinched until the round-ending bell. In Round 9, a combination at 2:10 put Remillard down. He was up at the count of seven. Remillard went down again in the round from a big left hand. He was able to make it to his feet at the count of eight and was able to survive the round. In Round 10, a right hand sent Remillard down for the third time in the fight. Action was allowed to continue as it appeared that the bout could be stopped at any point. Following the round, it was evident that Remillard's left ear had been injured and likely partially detached. Rather than preparing their fighter for the 11th Round, Remillard's corner called for an end to the bout.

I think it's the way it should be with two undefeated fighters putting their undefeated records on the line in hopes of getting a world title shot. In order to get there, we have to fight each other. Other fighters would rather keep their rankings safe and not fight undefeated fighters. I'd rather fight a fight like this and get the recognition." Miguel Angel Garcia in the pre-fight buildup
"I have nothing but respect for Mikey and his family because they grew up in the boxing world. His brother has done a great job along with his father. I think this is the best Garcia you are going to see. That's good because I don't want anybody making excuses. We're coming here to fight and put on a good show. May the best man win."

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