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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 Luffy on 07-04-2012

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

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