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Danny Garcia Vows To Knockout and Hurt Rod Salka

PHILADELPHIA - Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny "Swift" Garcia opened his DSG Boxing Gym in Philadelphia Wednesday for a media workout prior to his August 9 welterweight bout against "Lightning" Rod Salka at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY live on SHOWTIME.

Garcia, along with his father and trainer, Angel Garcia, spoke to the media about the upcoming fight and trained in front of the cameras. With fight night just over a week away, here is what the two had to say on Wednesday:

DANNY GARCIA, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion

"I always have something to prove. Either I'm fighting someone who I'm not supposed to beat and no one believes in me, or I'm fighting someone I'm supposed to beat and if they fight well I can't win anyway.

"To me, it doesn't matter, title fight or not, at the end of the day it's my show and I'm going to put on a great performance for the fans.

"I can guarantee one thing, on Aug. 9 it's going to be an exciting fight and people who don't watch it are going to miss out.

"I always go for the knockout. I need a knockout. I haven't had one since Morales back in Brooklyn so I'm definitely going for it.

"Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I can't control what people are going to say. All I can do is go in there August 9th and fight hard for my fans.

"I feel like every fight I'm in is always a big fight. There's always excitement and the fans know what they're going to see when they see Danny Garcia. They're going to see blood, sweat and tears, they're going to see power and excitement.

"Someone is going to get hurt and it isn't going to be me.

"The last mandatory I knew I had was Lucas Matthysse. As far as the rankings though, I don't really pay attention to that.

"No matter how I win, I believe August 9 is going to be a great show. Brooklyn has a great atmosphere for fights.

"Both Salka and [Mauricio] Herrera move a little bit, they're about the same height so there are some similarities. I was focused last fight [against Herrera], but I made a lot of mistakes. I'm not making any mistakes this time around; you're going to see me on my A-game.

"We're more focused as a team this camp and more disciplined. We're doing everything right. There's a lot of chemistry. I've sparred over 100 rounds already and we're prepared.

"When I fought Salka last I had just come back from U.S. [amateur] championships, and I had faced so many fighters, the main thing I remember is that I won. The only other thing I remember is being aggressive and trying to walk him down.

"My dad is fired up, he's been classic Angel Garcia. He was more quiet last fight, but he's back now. I'm calling August 9 'The Purge' because team Garcia is going to purge Barclays Center."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -Kev- on 08-02-2014

That's the least you can do, Danny.

Comment by theface07 on 08-02-2014

This fight should be on the undercard of ESPN FNF.

Comment by mathed on 07-31-2014

Salka is going to mess Garcia up

Comment by Jaliscoguey13 on 07-31-2014

I just hope Garcia doesnt hurt Salsa so much due to being two weight classes lower and puts him in a comma. This could cause an investigation into the match making. Theres weight classes for a reason.

Comment by Build That Wall on 07-31-2014

[QUOTE=1Percent;14811798]this is as awful as Pacquiao vs Algieri.[/QUOTE] No it isn't and the reason is simple. The fact that this fight is free.

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