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Ryan Garcia vs Oscar Duarte summary online, round by round, stats and updates

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Ryan Garcia vs Oscar Duarte summary online, round by round, stats and updates

Ryan Garcia beats Oscar Duarte with a clinical finish

Ryan Garcia finishes Oscar Duarte in style

As this fight was building up, there was all kinds of strange signs and signals. Ryan Garcia turned on his promoter in the press conference, accusing them of nothing short of treason by supposedly supporting his opponent. With a loss to Davis in his last outing, perhaps he felt the need to win emphatically a little too keenly.

And for the first few rounds, it was a case of "What do you like?"

Garcia was landing great, lightning fast shots. The consumate boxer. Duarte, by contrast, was charging in, bullying Garcia at times. The consumate puncher.

And despite the commentary of the DAZN ringside crew, it was certainly not a whitewash. Duarte did good work and took several rounds. I personally gave him three of the first seven. The fight, despite what you may have heard, was fairly even.

And then the eighth round came.

Garcia had been trying different tactics, some to greater effect than others. His clumsy attempt at a shoulder roll saw him essentially keep his back to his opponent. This drew a few shots to the back and kidneys and may have incurred a few warnings for Duarte, but it is an unsustainable and frankly dangerous move.

In the end of the sixth, Garcia tried a new angle. He got onto his bike and made Duarte use his legs. The crowd hated it, and they booed loudly. It is the same reaction that Floyd Mayweather got throughout his entire career. Nobody likes boxers who go on the defense. But that was exactly the right tactic.

As George Foreman said, "Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it."

With Duarte unable to set his feet and pound away, his advantage was gone. With Garcia, the pugilist supreme, the counter puncher working on the back foot, the momentum had to swing his way sooner or later. And two rounds later, it did just that.

As Oscar Duarte charged forward, off balance and flailing, Ryan Garcia caught him with a left hook on the temple. A peach of a shot. Immediately, it was clear that Duarte was buzzed. And Garcia saw it. With that killer instinct that great fighters posses, he jumped on Duarte and sent him to a knee.

In a move that was more than a little reminiscent of Garcia's own actions at the end of the Gervonta Davis fight, Duarte watched the referee count to ten and then stood up, protesting that he beat the count. Garcia had been called a quitter for that. But in fairness to Duarte, he will likely be forgiven because he was clearly still buzzed. His protest, not much more that bravado.

In the end, Ryan Garcia finished this fight in style. Showing that he is committed to the rebuild, that one loss does not define his career, and that he is still in the running for a championship shot.

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GOODBYE!!!

That is going to do it for our live coverage of Ryan Garcia vs Oscar Duarte. We hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Keep abreast of all boxing and sports news with Diario AS USA and stick with us as we bring you a full calendar of top-notch boxing LIVE!

We will return with live boxing coverage next Saturday for Devin Haney vs Regis Prograis.

Until then, good night and God bless!

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Gimme Romero!

Ryan Garcia says that he wants Rolly Romero next.

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Another view of that knockout

A great finish by Ryan Garcia!

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Garcia is not afraid to rebuild

"I'm committed to becoming a world champion."

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I know that the ringside announcers gave Ryan Garcia nearly every round. I had actually given Duarte three rounds and felt that he was pulling his way back into the fight.

But fair is fair, and that knockout by Garcia was righteous! A great left hook caught Duarte flush and that killer instinct finished him off. A real tip of the hat to Ryan Garcia.

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The Knockout!

Here is the knockdown and count

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R8

RYAN GARCIA WINS BY KO

Garcia is sticking with his strategy of getting Duarte to move around. Garcia is doing a good job of keeping Duarte off balance with it, essentially preventing the Mexican from going on the attack. But Garcia is not throwing much so the bout has become very negative.

Duarte manages to get onto Garcia and finally forces a trade. Garcia lands a huge hook! Duarte goes down onto a knee!

Duarte is watching the count go to ten! He pops up on the ten count but it is too late! The ref waves it off! What a huge mistake by Duarte! It looked like he waited for the count and just missed it! That is awful!

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R7

Duarte comes out trying to chip away, but Garcia finds that big right hand on the counter but Duarte has a granite chin!

Garcia gets his feet working, trying to pull Duarte around the ring and finds a great counter hook as Duarte starts to charge in, frustrated.

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R6

Garcia comes out and lands a huge uppercut! Duarte comes back with a pair of left hooks to the body.

Garcia is turning his back on Duarte and this could be a huge problem if he keeps doing it. Duarte starts to double up on the body shots and is pounding away on Garcia.

A huge left hook finds Garcia's chin just on the bell and he holds on for dear life!

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R5

Garcia is letting his hands go a bit more and landing a lot of combos, but he is still turning his back on Duarte. Perhaps some of those warnings from the referee should be directed his way.

Garcia lands a very low blow and is warned for it.

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R4

Garcia comes out letting his hands fly but Duarte comes back with thudding shots to that mid section.

Again Duarte is warned for hitting in the back of the head. Garcia is covering by turning his back on his opponent and drawing a lot of these blows through sheer guile.

Duarte once again gets Garcia onto the ropes and pounds away at the ribs. He needs to be careful now.

Two more thunderous left hands land on Garcia's stomach as the round ends.

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R3

Duarte lands a heavy right hand on the opening bell and follows that with a great shot on Garcia's ribs. Those ribs were the key to that heavy loss to Gervonta Davis.

Garcia backs off and as Duarte comes in he gets caught with a three-punch combo.

They trade right hands and Duarte is warned for hitting in the back of the head.

Garcia comes back with a one-two and Duarte pounds away at that midriff.

Once again, Duarte is warned for a kidney punch.

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R2

Garcia is pawing that jab out again, keeping Duarte at distance. As Garcia lands a one-two, Duarte comes in heavy, charging like a bull.

Duarte lands a nice left hook as Garcia is pulling back. He moved in a straight line and that left him exposed.

Garcia lands another great combo and follows it with a solid right uppercut.

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R1

The Toyota Center is electric as the bell sounds. Garcia comes out working behind that lightning fast jab. Duarte is coming back with a powerful left hook.

Garcia is perhaps confused by what is coming back, slowing down and not snapping that jab out so much anymore. He gets onto his bike, moving away from a bullish Duarte.

The Mexican has enormous support here in Houston and is charging on Garcia, trying to walk him down.

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Ryan Garcia vs Oscar Duarte Jurado (143-pound catchweight)

And now it is tim for the main event! Ryan Garcia making his comeback appearance against Oscar Duarte Jurado.

This bout is scheduled for 12 rounds.

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Munguia vs Ryder

The fight is set and this will be a great one! January is on fire!

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Great left!

Got through the guard there

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First round fire!

That was work in lightning quick time!

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Floyd Schofield is the WBA International Lightweight champion! The best prospect in the Golden Boy stable and that was incredible!

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R1

FLOYD SCHOFIELD WINS BY TKO!

Schofield comes out working fast, throwing lightning fast hands and swarming Lopez. He lands an impressive left, thudding off of Lopez.

With a minute gone in the round, Schofield drops Lopez with a peach of a left hand! Lopez beats the count and is immediately dropped again! He is all out of sorts! Again he beats the count and again is dropped! Lopez is under a full assault and beats the count and is dropped for a FOURTH TIME in the first round! The referee waves the fight off!

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Floyd Schofield vs Ricardo Lopez Torres (WBA International Lightweight title)

Now for the co-main event, as Floyd Schofield takes on Ricardo Lopez Torres for the WBA International Lightweight title.

This bout is scheduled for ten rounds.

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Huge shots!

These were some incredibly hard right hands!

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SHANE MOSLEY JR WINS BY TKO!

Joshua Conley's corner retire their man on the stool. He simply has nothing left!

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R6

Mosley comes out with a huge one-two combo but is stopped with a great left hook from Conley.

Mosley lands a hammer of a right hook and Conley is shaken! His knees buckle! He manages somehow to keep his feet and comes back with a left of his own.

Mosley comes back with another big right hand and again Conley keeps upright somehow! Eventually, Conley is dropped but manages to beat the count.

His legs are gone! There is just nothing left in the tank! Somehow, he manages to make it to the bell and stumbles to the corner!

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R5

Mosley is back to his composed self, back in control, but he is still looking for that one big haymaker. He has not yet shifted back to that effective jab of his.

Conley is too conservative, looking for the counter rather than tapping, letting his hands fly a little more freely.

As they clench, Conley lands a couple of big right hands.

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R4

Conley comes out working orthodox and lands a huge left hand right at the start of the round! Mosley ate that well!

The work rate slows as Mosley is looking like that shot took something out of him. Conley is not a high work rate type boxer, preferring to look for the counter.

Conley lands a sharp left as the round ends, and that may have been his best round yet.

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R3

Mosley comes out banging with the big right hand, but he can't land it. Conley is just too cagey to be caught like that. Mosley needs to get back to working behind that jab that was so effective in the first round.

Conley lands a sweet left hook as he takes advantage of Mosley's fixation on that right hand.

They begin to trade in the center of the ring and Conley is landing a few big shots of his own. Mosley switches to the body, working low and having a visible effect on Conley.

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R2

Conley is still blinking away, that cut is clearly bothering him, perhaps blurring his vision. Mosley is working away at that eye and it is beginning to swell.

Conley doesn't have the luxury of working his way into the fight with that eye. He needs to go all in right now if he wants to have any chance at all.

Mosley is letting that right hand go more freely, trying to work his opponent's eye. Conley is still working southpaw.

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R1

Both fighters come out cagey, trying to probe with the jab, looking for an inroad. Conley finds a nice left hook behind a feint jab.

Mosley finds a gap with a nice right uppercut, and they are trading well in this first round.

Conley is marked up here, with a small cut near his left eye. That could come back to bite him in a while. Perhaps to protect that eye, Conley switches to southpaw.

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Shane Mosley Jr vs Joshua Conley (WBA Continental Americas Middleweight title)

Now we head on to one of the great bouts on this card, the co-main event, as Shane Mosley Jr takes on Joshua Conley for the WBA Continental Americas Middleweight title.

This bout is scheduled for 10 rounds.

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Fulghum stoppage

Quick work from Darius Fulghum!

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Darius Fulghum now advances to 9-0 after a quick stoppage.

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R2

DARIUS FULGHUM WINS BY TKO

Hill has blood flowing from his nose and Fulghum comes out banging! Hill is backed onto the ropes and is under an all-out assault! The referee decides that he has seen enough and steps in to call a halt to the proceedings!

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R1

Fulghum comes out working behind a nice stiff jab, catching Hill cleanly and dictating the pace. He sets up a great left uppercut that hurts Hill, gets him backed onto the ropes and with a minute left in the opening round, Hill is in some bother here!

Hill starts to try and find a way in, letting his hands go a little more as the round ends, but he looks all out of sorts here.

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Darius Fulghum vs Pachino Hill (WBA Continental USA Super Middleweight title)

Now the first of the undercard bouts as local Houston fighter Darius Fulghum takes on Davenport, Iowa's Pachino Hill for the WBA Continental USA Super Middleweight title.

The fight is scheduled for eight rounds.

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Brother to brother

Good advice!

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Oscar Duarte is here!

Ready to go!

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Ryan Garcia is in the house!

Almost time!

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Cabrera stuns Dominguez

The ref calls a halt to it.

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Sean Garcia prelims

Speed runs in the family!

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It is all on the table

Less than an hour away!

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Ryan Garcia needs a statement win more than ever

Chaos after Ryan Garcia’s heavy loss in April to Gervonta Davis sees him in desperate need of not only a win over Oscar Duarte, but an emphatic statement.

Read the story here

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The weigh-in

Here is the live stream from yesterday's weigh in, where you can catch up with all of the fighters before they square off.

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The Full Card

Ryan Garcia vs Oscar Duarte Jurado (143-pound catchweight)
Shane Mosley Jr vs Joshua Conley (WBA Continental Americas Middleweight title)
Floyd Schofield vs Ricardo Lopez Torres (WBA International Lightweight title)
Darius Fulghum vs Pachino Hill (WBA Continental USA Super Middleweight title)
Danilo Diez vs Jose Valenzuela Alvarado (welterweight)
Sean Garcia vs Joseph Johnson (light welterweight)
Gael Cabrera vs Alejandro Dominguez (bantamweight)
Asa Stevens vs Dominique Griffin (junior featherweight)

The main card is set to get underway at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT.

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Tale of the tape

Ryan Garcia

Age: 25

Stance: Orthodox

Height: 5ft 8in

Reach: 70”

Record: 23-1-0

Oscar Duarte Jurado

Age: 27

Stance: Orthodox

Height: 5ft 9in

Reach: 71”

Record: 26-1-1

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WELCOME!!!

Welcome to Diario AS USA’s live coverage of the catchweight bout between Ryan Garcia and Oscar Duarte from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Ryan Garcia is looking to bounce back from his heavy loss to Gervonta “Tank” Davis back in April and will have his hands full with Oscar Duarte in what has turned out to be a catchweight fight. Originally thought to be a light welterweight contest has been modified with both fighters coming in three pounds heavy.

While much of the damage done to Garcia by Davis was attributed to the heavy weight cut that he underwent to make it to the 136-pound level, so both fighters will likely be happy to fight at the higher weight.

After a tense, and frankly bizarre, press conference in which Garcia seemed to level accusations of treason against his own camp, this will be a fight that can shape the career of each man in the ring. Duarte could use a big-name win, dogged as he is by accusations that his resumé is full of light work. And as for Garcia, he needs an emphatic win to dispel the accusations of having been seen to have quit during the last outing.

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Rules