Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Garcia on His Villain Role, Rips Canelo, Jabs Team Khan

By Bill Emes

Angel Garcia, the father and trainer of undefeated WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia (23-0, 14KOs), has been taking a lot of heat for his recent comments which were fired in the direction of his son's scheduled opponent, former beltholder Amir Khan (26-2, 18KOs).

The fight takes place on July 14th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, with HBO televising.

Garcia believes that he's been painted as the villian for speaking the truth and he refuses to sugarcoat any of his comments for the sake of "sounding nice."

"The thing is this, the truth hurts. When you tell somebody the truth, the truth hurts. The truth can never be denied. When I was little, my mom told me 'son, don't ever cover the sky with lies because the sky is too big for your hand to cover.' So when you tell someone the truth it hurts," Garcia said to BoxingScene.com.

"The truth is the truth and the truth hurts. I don't want to be the villain because Danny can fight. Danny can fight and I can back my mouth up."

Garcia feels Khan is a pampered fighter who was fed safe and/or non-threatening opponents to build his run, and he shares the same feelings about WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

"The truth is, [Khan] was another Canelo - he got pampered. You're supposed to be the greatest fighter. What are you waiting for, to be 39 so people can say they fought you at an old age. Fight young now," Garcia said.

"They are protecting Canelo and I'm not going to put race involvement in this but probably because he's Mexican...I don't know. We don't know. But how can you be the great champion of the world when you ain't fighting nobody. You fighting at 154 and you walk around at 154. You're 5'7, you can't make welter? You can't make junior [welter]?"

"Danny was never pampered. He was fed to the lions young and he came out victorious."

Team Khan, who support the British superstar at every show - Garcia had some words for them as well.

"All of these guys sit there in the front row. Golden Boy puts them on in front row. My family sits in the back. They sit there in the front row and every time Khan hits someone, they all jump up there at the same time like a puppet. They all puppets. They all wear the same suits. Where they bought [those suits] at?"

Cutting through the pre-fight hype, Garcia discussed his feelings on the upcoming contest. He doesn't deny the reality of the situation. His son is a huge underdog and he was likely secured as a good opponent to give Khan a big win before a potential move to welterweight. Garcia is not taking Khan likely but he expects his son to win big and derail Khan's future goals at 147.

"He really lost [against Peterson]. To me he lost. Khan is a good fighter. I'm not going to underestimate him. It's not going to be a hard fight but its not going to be an easy fight. Its going to be a good fight. He's coming to get a W, we're trying to stay undefeated. Two young lions. He's looking at Danny as a pushover fight. That's the way he's looking at it. He got his hands full," Garcia said.

"Khan is saying he's going to do this and that, punish Danny because of me, whatever. If I thought Danny couldn't fight..that he couldn't defend himself, then I would be quiet. I believe in him a lot. And I dreamt this 24-years ago when he was born. This was meant to be. This is Danny's destiny. As long as he stay focused physically, mentally and spiritually, he will be victorious. The gamblers will lose their money."

"Danny is going to be there for him but will he be there for Danny. He can run all night. He can run all night if he wants but he can't hide. If he's a warrior like he says he is, then he is going to come out and give 100% because Danny is going to give 100%. At the end of the night, on July 14th, he will still be undefeated."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bushbaby on 07-04-2012

[QUOTE=SIORPO;12301610]If you wacht the fight you know Peterson won...Khan is a cry baby [IMG]http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8461/tulipsvd.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] I disagree here. The only reason in reality that Khan lost that fight in particular is because of 2 points deducted for pushing off. Tall fighters…

Comment by Roy Jones Jnr on 07-04-2012

[QUOTE=Eamion;12301967]The term Towel head isn't racist stop looking to stir up controversy you keyboard bum boy[/QUOTE] Actually it is racist you irish peadophile. Still crying over McCloskey are we? Awwww, wipe those tears away. Dont worry, we know McCLoskey was…

Comment by Ray* on 07-04-2012

Khan has been involve in tough fights, He has shown his willingness to fight younger, tougher fights, Most boxers who has close to what Khan has would never take the risk of fighting someone whose risk is higher than rewards,…

Comment by KTFO on 07-04-2012

I like some of Garcia's take and I believe young fighters should build themselves up by fighting young fighters in competitive bouts. But, to slam Khan cus he's Pakistani or hint at Canelo being protected cus he's Mexican is a…

Comment by Sifo on 07-04-2012

i hope garcia gets the **** beat out of him

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (48)
Top Headlines Corcoran: Pacquiao Did Not Do Enough, Horn Deserved To Win Helenius: I'll Knock Dillian Whyte Out, He Will Never Reach Wilder! Pacquiao Has Bad News - Horn Rematch Secured By Brisbane Photos: Jeff Horn, Gary Corcoran - Go Face To Face in Brisbane Adonis Stevenson-Eleider Alvarez May Land on January 26 or 27 Povetkin vs. Hammer Close To Done, To Be WBO Eliminator? Murat Gassiev May Be Abel Sanchez's Latest Masterpiece Team Horn Warn Thurman: Shut Mouth or Suffer Pacquiao's Fate! Dmitry Bivol Salivates Over Expected Gassiev vs. Dorticos Clash CompuBox: Fox Landed '52' Punches in 12 Rounds With Andrade Stiverne: I Guarantee That I'll Beat Deontay Wilder in Rematch! CompuBox: Murata Lands a Big 56.5% of Power Shots on N'Dam Felix Verdejo Ring Return Targeted For January, Says Manager Promoter: I Want To Match Andrade Against Elite at 160 - ASAP! Schaefer: If U.S. Networks Aren't Interested in WBSS, So Be It Dorticos: All Gassiev Did Was Beat 'Old' Opponent in Wlodarczyk Photos: Ryota Murata Gets Revenge, Stops Hassan N'Dam Denis Lebedev: I Think Yunier Dorticos Will Beat Murat Gassiev Maliek, Mikhail and Michael Jr. Montgomery Get KO Wins Juho Haapoja Loses EU Title, Announces His Retirement Jezreel Corrales: I Was Winning on All 3 Cards, I Want a Rematch! Demetrius Andrade Vacates WBA Belt - Focused on Murata, GGG Ryota Murata: I'll Try My Best To Beat Gennady Golovkin! Photos: Alberto Machado Bombs Jezreel Corrales For WBA Title Dorticos: I Want To Destroy Gassiev, He Will Face a Real Man! Photos: Murat Gassiev, Yunier Dorticos - Go Face To Face! Schaefer: I Learned From The Mistakes of The Super Six Tourney Anthony Joshua: I Asked For Dillian Whyte After Pulev Withdrew Murata Dominant in Rematch, Makes N’Dam Quit After 7th Round Photos: Murat Gassiev Blasts Out Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in Three Photos: Ryan Burnett Beats Zhakiyanov To Unify WBA, IBF Belts Photos: Josh Warrington Takes Out Ceylan, Earns Lee Selby Shot Sakio Bika, Tim Tszyu Pick Up Solid Wins in Sydney Bouts Mock vs. Chudinov Deal in Place For November 25 Andrade: I Did Very Well in 160 Debut, I'll Fight Anybody! Karim Mayfield Decisons Miguel Dumas in San Francisco Gassiev Sees Joshua, Wilder in His Future: I'll Unify, Then Move Up! N'Dam vs. Murata - CompuBox Reflects on First Fight Stats Why Malignaggi Should Quiet Down. And Why He Won't. Machado: He Hurt Me a Few Times, But I Got The Punch I Needed
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement