After the fight, Garcia and Keith Thurman talked some trash and got into one another’s faces, beginning the sell-job for their March 4 fight.
The good news is that fight sells itself, anyway, because it’s an actual good matchup.
Jarrett Hurd def. Jo Jo Dan by TKO (1:08 of round 6)
Hurd (19-0, 13 KO) let Dan work some early in this fight, but the undersized Romanian just couldn’t hurt the unbeaten prospect.
Physically, they looked two weight classes apart in this one. Dan (35-4, 18 KO) is a longtime welterweight who came up to 154 in his last outing, a win last year over Rafal Jackiewicz, but this was a bridge too far for him.
That said, he took some thudding shots from Hurd without going down — in fact, the only thing that did put him down was an obscene uppercut to the groin.
Dan will probably get more fights like this one if he wants to exist as a professional opponent.
Javier Fortuna def. Omar Douglas by UD (95-94, 96-93, 96-93)
BLH had this a bit wider for Fortuna, at 97-92, but the scores were totally fair, too. 97-92 was about as wide as you could have had it.
Fortuna (31-1-1, 22 KO) was dropped in the first round, but took over the fight, afterwards.
He was able to stick and move on Douglas (17-1, 12 KO), who hung tough and kept trying to land power shots.
At times, Doug got to Fortuna, but just not enough.
It’s a nice rebound win for Fortuna, who does have a rematch clause with Jason Sosa, so that could be coming next in early 2017.
EDITED FROM: badlefthook