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Danny Garcia Believes He's Grown into 147, Ready To Get KO's

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBC world champion Danny "Swift" Garcia (32-0, 18KOs) believes his body is now fully developed to the welterweight division and now he's ready to knock opponents out.

After being the WBC/WBA champion at 140-pounds for several years, Garcia moved up to welterweight last August and stopped for champion Paulie Malignaggi in nine rounds.

Then Garcia became a two-division world champion earlier this year, in January, when he picked up the vacant WBC welterweight crown with a twelve round decision over former beltholder Robert Guerrero.

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And how Garcia is scheduled for his third welterweight fight against Colombia's Samuel Vargas - which takes place Saturday, November 12 from Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Televised coverage on Spike begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.

If Garcia wins this fight, he will move forward with a scheduled unification with WBA champion Keith Thurman on March 4th.

Garcia plans to make a statement next week and says it's time to start knocking opponents out.

"I had to grow into 140-pounds before I started knocking people out. This will be my third fight at welterweight and I think I'm going to feel as good as I have in my career. That's why we're ready to take on the best," Garcia said.

"I'm very lucky to be where I am. It takes a lot of hard work, but you also need the right timing. My dad and I had a vision. We never gave up on that vision. We've been through so much in life, we didn't want to stop till we reached our goals."

"I know Billy Briscoe (Vargas' trainer) will have some tricks. We're very familiar with each other and I know what kind of trainer he is. He's never prepared to face someone like me. I've watched the tape on Vargas. He's a gritty fighter. He's definitely a tough guy who won't give up. I have to be ready. I'm going to have to be prepared. I feel ready to go.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DSG Promotions and King's Promotions, are priced at $200, $100, $75, $50 and $35 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets visit LiacourasCenter.com/events or call 800-298-4200.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KRAFTSMAN on 11-04-2016

Fans need to get proactive cheering and providing moral support for these overmatched fighters in every fight they're in. We had Peralta, the cab driver, pulling an upset over Guerrero. We need more of these fights.

Comment by Mike_R on 11-04-2016

[QUOTE=BluDivision;17167692]The irony is Danny has the best résumé in 147 (outside of Pacquiao & Bradley). Neither (Spence & Thurman) résumé can top Garcia's. No one has been tested more. Not Bud, Not Vargas (Jesse), I mean zero can match the…

Comment by JWHardin on 11-03-2016

I think Spence beats both Garcia and Thurman. Garcia vs Thurman is a 50-50 fight though, imo. Garcia has ducked a couple of guys, and lost to a couple of guys too....again, imo. One thing about Garcia is he fights…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 11-03-2016

I nearly forgot this goof was still boxing.

Comment by frantic fighter on 11-03-2016

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;17167504]Just because one goes up in weight does not mean he gets increase punching power & from his past few fights Garcia has not showed that and I doubt he will show it again elite of the division...[/QUOTE]He knocked the…

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