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Danny Garcia: I Agreed To Bracero, No Idea Why Salka

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia (28-0, 16KOs) advised BoxingScene.com that he didn't know the details as to why Gabe Bracero (23-1, 4KOs) was replaced by Rod Salka (19-3, 3KOs) for the August 9th Showtime televised main event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Garcia says he agreed to face Bracero on the date, but then the fight never materialized and he was offered Salka instead.

Although Bracero was viewed as a step down from Garcia's recent run of opponents, he was tabbed by most as being more of a worthy candidate than Salka for a variety of reasons.

Bracero, a Brooklyn fighter from Puerto Rico, fights at junior welterweight and welterweight and is ranked at #11 by the WBO at 147 and at #14 by the WBC at 140.

Salka, who fights at lightweight, is not ranked in the top fifteen by the WBC or the WBA at 135 or 140. As things usually do with the sanctioning bodies, Salka may magically appear in the top fifteen when the new rankings come out this month, even though he's been out of the ring since April.

One fight that Garcia confirms was never offered to him, contrary to rumors, was a September bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"At the end of the day, it's going to be another spectacular performance by me on August 9th. As far as the Mayweather fight and the Bracero, I accept every fight. Mayweather never came up in conversation, but Bracero did and I accepted the fight. I don't know what happened to that, but at the end of the day that's not what I do [go out and secure opponents]. My job is to train, fight and give the fans a great performance. It's all about the fans," Garcia told BoxingScene.com.  

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Snake4380 on 07-05-2014

It's so weird how Floyd-worshipers on here keep saying "Danny Garcia should be fighting Lamont PED-erson" You guys do realize that he failed a drug test? I'm just shocked how much of a double standard Floydiots hold lol.. it's so…

Comment by tangalog2200 on 07-05-2014

[QUOTE=Snake4380;14725990]Garcia stop it bro. You're just picking up an easy fight and a decent check for fighting a bum. You just lost to a journeyman and are now fighting a lower ranked one...why didn't you even try to make the…

Comment by chav on 07-05-2014

I rarely call a professional a bum or a fraud, but Garcia is the biggest pile of horse sh1t for a champion. Way over achieved and totally over rated. Fraud.

Comment by MAXIMUS~RICO~13 on 07-05-2014

[QUOTE=GeneralZod;14725965]Don't back out now hoe.[/QUOTE] Yeahhhhh !!!!!!!!

Comment by Johnny Rubber on 07-05-2014

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;14727245]Like I said, he doesn't wanna experience what he experienced vs Matthysse again. Maybe he's realizing he ain't about this life once he realized what the guys at 147 can do to him. Herrera, Palka and Bracero... what…

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