By Bill Emes
Angel Garcia, the father and trainer of undefeated WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, has ordered his son to enter the ring on July 14th and give former beltholder Amir Khan a vicious beating. The fight takes place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and HBO will televise the contest.
"The key to beating Khan is going in there and beating the sh*t out of him.....beat the f***ing sh*t out of him. This guy never faced a Puerto Rican in his God damn life. He never faced a Puerto Rican hungry like Danny. I'm going to you the truth. No more beating around the bush. I'm tired of all the bullsh*t. I'm tired of all the bullsh*t that goes on behind [closed doors] in boxing," Garcia told BoxingScene.com.
The one issue that really gets under the skin of Garcia is the lack of respect for American fighters. According to Garcia, the networks are extending more support to boxers who reside overseas while fighters in the United States are not being treated on the same level.
"Khan is a nobody. He is a European fighter from Europe. Danny is an American fighter. That's the point. That's the difference. When [Tim] Bradley beat Manny [Pacquiao], they got him on national TV asking him 'did you really win?' Who the hell got the God damn championship belt around him? He got the belt. Why are you going to question this man? Why? Because he's an American fighter?"
"And then you have all of these TV shows and I'm not going to name names, all they want to do is criticize the American fighters. So you could say something on TV that's going to hurt you for the rest of your life. That's the problem we have in America."