It had been five months since former World Boxing Council super-bantamweight champion Jaime Garza was in the ring. It was one day short of a year since he scored a knockout.
And his Wednesday night opponent at the Spruce Goose in Long Beach, James Manning (28-10, 14 knockouts) of Portland, had never been knocked out.
None of it seemed to matter to Garza, who knocked Manning down with a left hook less than minute into the first round of their scheduled 10-round super-bantamweight main event.
That was the first of three knockdowns suffered by Manning, 122 1/2.
Garza, 124, put him down again at the close of the fourth round and for keeps with a solid right hand 49 seconds into the sixth.