David Rodela vs. Juan Garcia
2009-06-11 : David Rodela 131½ lbs beat Juan Garcia 132½ lbs by SD in round 6 of 6
- Location: Club Nokia, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Referee: Pat Russell
- Judge: Ray Corona 59-55
- Judge: Alejandro Rochin 59-55
- Judge: Vince Delgado 56-57
- David Rodela 12-1-2 (6 KOs) vs. Juan Garcia 14-2 (5 KOs)
- Garcia came in having lost his previous two bouts by knockout.
After a "feeling out" opening round, bout fighters opened up in Round 2 and threw aggressive, often wild power punches. A right hand near the end of Round 3 sent Rodela staggering backward and nearly to the mat. He was, however, able to maintain his balance and keep his feet. One minute into Round 4, Rodelo caught Diaz with a jab, straight-right combination that sent Diaz backward and it appeared he was going to take a knee. He remained bent over and despite the fact that his right glove held on to the middle rope and it appeared his left glove touched the mat, he was never ruled down and the fight continued.