Danny Garcia
Garcia the new WBC champion after win in Los Angeles. Getty

Danny Garcia has set up a potential rematch with Amir Khan after beating Robert Guerrero to win the vacant WBC welterweight title. Garcia, 27, sealed a unanimous points win in Los Angeles on Saturday, 23 January, to win the belt vacated by Floyd Mayweather Jnr last year.

Khan, who was brutally knocked out by the 27-year-old in 2012, is the mandatory challenger for the title.

"I want to fight the best. Danny Garcia never ducked anybody. I'm back where I belong. I am now a two-division world champion," Garcia said. "It was a great fight. I felt I won the fight clearly and the judges said the same thing. It was what I expected. I knew I would win at least eight or nine rounds."

Garcia was rocked by a powerful left in the fifth round, but responded in the sixth with a series of solid rights to gain control of the contest, scoring 116-112 on each of judges' score cards.

But while Khan is next in line, Guerrero is determined to secure a rematch.

"Not one person out there thought Danny won, but his team," Guerrero said. "I pressured him. I nailed him, busted his body up. I out-jabbed him.

"The crowd thought I won the fight. I thought I won the fight, and I definitely want a rematch."