Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Danny Garcia Reacts To Backlash of Rod Salka Fight

By Luis Sandoval

Reigning unified junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia is coming off a 2nd round highlight reel type knockout over Rod Salka as the Philadelphia native improved his record 29-0, 17 KOs. While it was a great knockout victory, Garcia received backlash from fans for his choice of opponent as many had a problem with Salka being ranked so low.

Garcia was at the Stub Hub Center for the Shawn Porter-Kell Brook welterweight showdown and spoke to BoxingScene regarding the flak he’s taken in the last couple weeks from fans.

“It is what it is. They’re entitled to their own opinion. They’re the fans, they pay to watch it. But at the end of the day, I faced a lot of fighters in their prime more than any other young fighter today. If you can name any young fighter my age that’s fought two fighters in their prime in their weight class, you can tell me right now,” Garcia told BoxingScene.

Garcia faced similar ridicule when a fight with Lucas Matthysse was looming and many didn’t think the undefeated champion would take on the challenge. But both men eventually squared off much to the delight of all boxing fans last May and Garcia not only proved the naysayers wrong, but also won the fight when many didn’t expect him to.

Danny is used to dealing with this type of thing and explains that what people don’t’ understand is that this is a business and he has to do what’s best for him and his family.

“It’s a business at the end of the day. The fans are always going to say what they want and the people are always going to want what they want. But fans last forever; boxing is a short term career. I got to do what’s best for my life and career. At the end of the day, fans are always going to be fans. You could be 70 years old and still be a fan. I can only box like 10 more years so I have to do what’s best for me,” said the undefeated champion.

Garcia is shooting to get back in the ring before the end of 2014 where a move to Welterweight is looking more than likely.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter & Instagram @Truewest007

Tags: Danny Garcia image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by St. Johns Gent on 08-19-2014

[QUOTE=batista84;14867893]No bro, actually I'm on spot with you, I like Garcia believe me, and Canelo was gifted a lot on his career, I'm not denying that, you think I was happy with Canelo beating up coming lightweights??? hell no, bull****…

Comment by supRa on 08-19-2014

Danny answered perfectly.

Comment by yoz on 08-19-2014

People defending Garcia :lol1: Bet they're the same people who called Khan a cherry picker for fighting Judah, but for Danny considered him a legitimate opponent.

Comment by TLC8 on 08-19-2014

Garcia needed to grow a set and "Just Say No" to Rod Salka choice. Don't give us this crap that Haymon picks all your fights and you show up. You ALWAYS have the final say. Agreeing to fight an unranked…

Comment by PR ESQ. on 08-19-2014

Unify 1st. Give Herrera shot to strip those belts from you. Meet Lucas @147 and whoop that arse. As ur fan this is what i expect.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (72)
Top Headlines Canelo vs. Chavez: Positive Talks Ongoing With MGM, Jerry Jones Conlan Hopes For 'Dream Fight' With Carl Frampton in The Future Top Rank Prez Eyes Deontay Wilder vs. Joseph Parker Unification Jacobs: Most Guys are Beaten Mentally When They Face Golovkin Frampton Expects Rematch With Leo Santa Cruz To Be Easier Tomoki Kameda Returns To Japan on March 10, Faces Tawatchai Carl Greaves Looks Back On 2016, Is Excited About 2017 Jermell Charlo, Gary Russell Mandatory Double Eyed For March 11 De La Hoya: Canelo Beating Chavez Jr. Will Not Satisfy The Critics Cedric Vitu Retains EBU Title, Decisions Isaac Real in Levallois Horn Warns Pacquiao, Top Rank Not To Look Beyond April Fight Angel Garcia, Mayweather Tarnished What Should've Been Good Week for Boxing WBA Champ Ortiz Wins Decision Over Ramos in Mexico City Robert Garcia: Canelo Has A lot More To Lose in Chavez Jr. Bout Hairon Socarras Training Hard in Miami For February 3 Return Zab Judah Returns, Blasts Out Munguia in Two Rounds Jose Pedraza Confident That He Will Return Strong at Lightweight Javier Fortuna Ready - Targets Sosa, Corrales, Lomachenko Alvarez vs. Chavez Rematch is Being Planned For March 11 Miguel Cotto: Juan Manuel Marquez Fight is Very Viable Bradley Pryce Announces Retirement After Defeat Robbie Davies Jr. Crushes Zoltan Szabo, Retains WBA Regional Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Win Decisions, Khattab Shocked Bellew: 'Ego Maniac' David Haye Better Hope He Ends Me in Four Beterbiev: Barrera Proved To Be a Real Fighter, He Agreed To Fight Luis Cruz Admits He Was Close To Retirement Before Easter Shot Mundine: When I Beat Danny Green - Call Me Black Houdini! Frank Warren: Liam Walsh Ready, He Can Beat Gervonta Davis! Frampton Expects Another Fan Friendly Fight Against Santa Cruz Curtis Stevens Sure Hand Injury Fully Healed for Lemieux Fight Garcia, 2-1 Underdog vs. Thurman: 'I Guess Vegas Don’t Like Me' Frank Warren on The James DeGale vs. Badou Jack Outcome Early Results Are In: BoxingScene Ratings Update Linares vs. Crolla II Card - Tomi Tatham To Face Liam Conroy Lewis Crocker To Make Pro Debut on February 18th in Belfast Horn: Pacquiao Has Been Knocked Out Before, I Have The Power! Brook Frustrated By Khan, Admits a Lack of Motivation for Spence Conlan Expects Army of Irish Fans To Hit NY For Pro Debut Card Ricardo Mayorga Was Motivated By His Family To Resume Career De La Hoya: Chavez Will Not Be Easy For Canelo, It's a Big Concern
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement