Herrera: Danny Garcia Taking His Career Backwards

By Salvador Rodriguez

Mauricio Herrera was shaking his head after the upcoming opponent was announced for WBA/WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia (28-0, 16KOs), who takes on little known Rod Salka (19-3, 3KOs) as the headliner on August 9th from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

In March, Garcia won a close and some felt controversial twelve round majority decision over Herrera (20-4, 7KOs). After the match, Garcia turned down Herrera's request for a rematch and said he was moving forward to a bigger opportunity.

"He doesn't want to see me in the ring. He thought I was an easy fight and he was wrong. Now he's grabbed an easier opponent. When you're a champion, you have to try to fight the best. He could have fought Lamont Peterson but declined. He said he was going to move up in weight and avoided me, but then he remains at super lightweight. I think he will be taking a step backwards [by facing Salka]," Herrera said.

On July 12th, as part of the Saul Alvarez-Erislandy Lara Showtime PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Herrera will face Johan Perez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Punch-Out!! on 06-29-2014

[QUOTE=IdNod4u2;14709728]Relax Herrera, your not that good. Even if you have Danny's number doesn't make you Don King, Lou Dibella, or Bob Arum. If your so good do what Orlando Salido did and shut up and keep winning.:boxing:[/QUOTE] Stop hating and…

Comment by DondiNeverLeft on 06-29-2014

Relax Herrera, your not that good. Even if you have Danny's number doesn't make you Don King, Lou Dibella, or Bob Arum. If your so good do what Orlando Salido did and shut up and keep winning.:boxing:

Comment by wiz1030 on 06-29-2014

All you guys take a major L if watch this crap. It isn't even worth the stream honestly.

Comment by Aztekkas on 06-29-2014

[QUOTE=bimhead;14709668]With all the jokes goin' i gotta see the garcia-salsa fight ...who do ya' think i'm pulling for?....and new!.....{lol}-i will eat chips and salsa to show my support{and many beers!}[/QUOTE] I'm rooting for Rod Salsa all the way!!!! If…

Comment by bimhead on 06-29-2014

:bottle::bottle:[QUOTE=f4314n68;14705830]does it matter? WHY THE DOUBLE STANDARD? this is exactly what's wrong with boxing fans and boxing, nobody takes us serious. how do you defend that post? In another thread this guy is talking about the same thing with a…

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