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BROOKLYN — Today’s opening press conference for the welterweight showdown between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia devolved into a profanity-laden argument between Thurman and Garcia’s father/trainer Angel Garcia.

Angel took exception to Thurman promising to knock off his son. Considering this was the presser where the fight was confirmed for CBS with TV officials present, it wasn’t the best look for potential sponsors.

The fight airs on CBS March 4 at 9 p.m. ET.


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Danny Garcia held a open workout at his Philadelphia gym earlier today in preparation to headline the second NBC edition of Premier Boxing Champions against Lamont Peterson. The undefeated Garcia had this to say about his opponent and training.

Training is going well, I’ve done everything I have to do and I’m still focused. It’s a week and a half until the fight and I’m ready to go. If the fight were tomorrow I’d be ready.

It’s a big fight and it’s the fight that the fans wanted. We’re going to give the fans a great night of boxing on NBC and it’s time the show the world that Danny Garcia is the star of NBC.¬†

We have common opponents like Khan and Matthysse and we’ve had different results. ¬†They say styles make fights so those results don’t matter. Well, my style is to kick his butt.

I know that this second PBC on NBC show is going to be even bigger and I just feel blessed to be a part of it and I can’t wait to go out there and showcase my skills.

I’m ready for whatever Peterson brings. If he tries to box then I’m going to go with that and if he wants to fight, I’ll be ready. I’m not going to go in and just try to knock his head off, I’m going to be Danny Garcia.

I’d love to be fighting on the biggest stage in boxing against the Mayweather and Pacquiaos, but for now it’s just about taking it one fight at a time, this is history in the making.

A lot of things have changed for me in the last few years, everybody knows me now. A lot of people look at you different now but it doesn’t make my head bigger, it just motivates me to work hard.

I love Brooklyn, it’s my fourth fight at Barclays Center and I’m looking to make it 4-0 on April 11.

This is a blessing for the sport of boxing. Millions of fans haven’t had the opportunity to watch boxing on primetime in years and this is great for the sport.

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ANGEL GARCIA

I’ll give Peterson credit for putting the gloves on. He thinks it’s going to be an easy night for him. He sees himself already on top of the mountain. It’s not going to happen like that, we’re going to ruin his party.

I want Peterson to act confident and come forward. They’re talking like Danny isn’t special but he lost to the guys we beat.

It doesn’t matter what anyone says as long as Danny is in here putting in 100 percent every day. It’s all about April 11.

We’re not going to train for eight weeks to go in there and worry about what Peterson is going to do, we’re going to do what we have to do. We train to go in there and win on April 11.

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Tonight’s edition of Bad Culture Radio features two of boxing’s most colorful and outspoken figures in former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs and trainer Angel Garcia. Briggs will reveal the details behind his recent confrontations with Wladimir Klitschko. Garcia is on hand to discuss¬†his son Danny Garcia’s fight this weekend against Rod Salka.

Hosts Jeandra LeBeauf and Ryan Bivins will also recap last Saturday’s controversial DQ between Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves,¬†Kovalev’s KO over Blake Caparello and November 8 against Hopkins, Main Events dropping their Stevenson lawsuit, and much more.

The live stream for tonight’s show opens at 10 p.m. ET. Don’t miss it.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Unified light welterweight champion Danny Garcia held a media workout this afternoon at the DSG Boxing Gym in preparation for his August 9 bout with Rod Salka. The fight has been widely panned, but Garcia doesn’t appear to have slacked off in training. The bout will be contested at a catchweight of 142 pounds.

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Fresh off his signature win against Lucas Matthysse, unified WBA and WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia was in Puerto Rico yesterday to officially announce his March 15 defense against Mauricio Herrera. While most are predicting an emphatic victory for Garcia, Herrera has pulled upsets before, most notably his decision win over Ruslan Provodnikov. The fighters, including undercard combatants Juan Manuel Lopez and Daniel Ponce de Leon, spoke in depth about their upcoming Showtime event.

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DANNY¬†“SWIFT” GARCIA

I am a Puerto Rican. I could have been born on the moon, but I’m still Puerto Rican.

[On fighting in Puerto Rico] “It means a lot to me. Everybody in the stands is going to be Puerto Rican. I’ve never had that before.

Even though I’m from Philly, that’s not my heritage. ¬†It’s important for me to reach out to my fans because I think Puerto Rican boxing needs this right now.

I think that Puerto Rico is going to accept me as its own after I win on March 15.  Philadelphia might be my birthplace, but Puerto Rico is my blood.

 

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MAURICIO HERRERA

I know this is a huge opportunity, and I’m going to take full advantage of it.

To have a shot at Danny’s belts has been a dream of mine for a long time.¬†

Danny Garcia is an intelligent and tough fighter, but so am I.

I’m coming to Puerto Rico and I know there is a lot of pressure, but hopefully they will support me too.

 

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JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ

I’m excited about this great opportunity. I have the people of Puerto Rico confident in me and their support means everything to me.¬†

I’m prepared for this fight and I know that it’s going to be a tough one. I’m going to give it my all.

 

DANIEL PONCE DE LEON, Former WBC Featherweight World Champion

I’m happy to be here in Puerto Rico. I’ve been training hard and I’m ready for this rematch.

It’s been five years [since our last fight] and I know that JuanMa is going to come in strong. He’s a great fighter, but I’m coming in fully prepared for this fight.

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ANGEL GARCIA, Garcia’s Father and Trainer

March 15 is going to be like no other. Herrera has never fought a Puerto Rican and my son Danny is 100 percent Puerto Rican.

My wife and I are both Puerto Rican, and like it or not, Danny is Boricua.¬†It’s always been a dream of his to fight in Puerto Rico, so we’re happy to see that coming to pass.

 

GILLERMO¬†SILVA, Herrera’s Trainer

I’m very thankful for this opportunity.¬†It’s going to be a good and hard fight, but Mauricio will be prepared.¬†The preparation and work he has put in will show on fight night.

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LAS VEGAS — Before they do battle in a little over 24 hours, the main participants of “The One” face off one final time at today’s weigh-in. Watch the all the fighters weigh-in starting at 5 p.m. here on BeatsBoxingMayhem. Will Canelo make the 152 pound catchweight, or take the rumored millions of dollars in penalties to nullify a Mayweather advantage? Will Angel Garcia show out one last time? See it all here.

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LAS VEGAS, NV — The main fighters for this Saturday’s pay-per-view made their official entrances yesterday at the MGM Grand. There was an estimated 2000 fans crammed into the lobby area to see¬†Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse, Canelo¬†and of course Floyd Mayweather¬†(who showed up roughly an hour late with understudy Adrien Broner in tow).

The 152 pound catchweight in the main event matchup has been getting a lot of press over the last week, courtesy of the Mayweather and Canelo camps bickering about who proposed it. Canelo reaffirmed his stance that Mayweather was the one who pushed for it after initially wanting Canelo to come to welterweight.

I’m the bigger guy, why would I give up weight? You want to know what happened?¬†They wanted to fight at welterweight.I told them, ‘No way, those days are over for me.’ Then they said let’s do the fight at 150.I said I couldn’t do that.¬†Then 151. Then we finally agreed on 152.¬†

I would come down two pounds to make the important fight. They told us not to disclose anything and we were fine with that. The reason why we are talking about the weight today is because they called us idiots and they are lying.

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe admitted the catchweight is an advantage for his fighter, but still placed the blame on Canelo for not being savvy at the negotiating table.

“We took advantage of a situation,” Ellerbe stated.¬†“The kid suggested it himself a long time ago. He put himself out there like that and we’re going to hold his feet to the fire.”

Quite an about-face from the rhetoric we heard last year before Mayweather¬†fought Miguel Cotto, where he bashed catchweights¬†and declared he wanted to beat Cotto¬†at his “best weight” and where he was¬†“comfortable.” That let’s you know that Mayweather¬†thinks a lot more of Canelo’s ability (and size).

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Garcia and Matthysse

For all its firepower, Matthysse-Garcia¬†has been criminally “under-promoted.” At least one of the All Access shows should have been solely devoted to this bout. As a result, Angel Garcia hasn’t had much of a chance to piss people off with his outrageous comments. He let loose all his¬†pent up¬†energy yesterday, spewing jingoistic¬†rhetoric¬†at other nationalities and championing his son. Matthysse, who was conducting a video interview, did smirk a few times in silent acknowledgment of Angel’s rant.

Check back here later today for live streaming of¬†Mayweather¬†and Canelo’s final press conference starting at 3:45 p.m.

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