Updated: Sunday, 16 March 2014 13:39 | By Agence France-Presse

Garcia retains light welterweight titles

Danny Garcia kept his undefeated record intact by taking a majority decision over challenger Mauricio Herrera in a light welterweight title fight.


Garcia retains light welterweight titles

Danny Garcia, pictured after a fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 14, 2013 - by Al Bello

Garcia late Saturday improved to 28-0 and retained his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association titles with a hard-fought victory that two judges scored 116-112 and the third had even, 114-114.

American Garcia, who is of Puerto Rican ancestry, had the crowd of 10,100 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez on his side.

Herrera, also a US citizen, dropped to 20-4 with seven knockouts.

Garcia was coming off a unanimous decision win over Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in September.

This was his fifth defense of the WBC crown he won by taking a unanimous decision over Mexico's Erik Morales in 2012.

It was also be the fourth defense of the WBA title Garcia took from England's Amir Khan with a fourth-round stoppage in 2012.

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