SAN ANTONIO — One of the biggest questions heading into his highly anticipated return on Saturday was how Ryan Garcia would look against Emmanuel Tagoe.

Garcia showed no signs of being off for 15 months, and his right hand looked as good as ever as the 23-year-old dropped Tagoe in the second round and dominated until the final bell to win

Ghana in front of an announced crowd of 14,459 people at the Alamodome. DAZN News scored the fight 120-107 for Garcia.

Garcia (22-0, 18 KOs) came out looking to put Tagoe away in the first round. He was pounding the body with his patented left hook and throwing the overhand right.

Garcia nearly put him away in the second as he stopped him in his tracks with a right, and Tagoe held on. 

They came out of the clinch, and Garcia threw a short right that made Tagoe spin and drop to the canvas. As he was the theme for the remainder of the fight, Tagoe held on to survive. 

Garcia continued to assert his dominance and attempted to put Tagoe away. He kept stalking Tagoe, landing the left hook and the overhand right.

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