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Garcia: I Learned From Thurman Loss, No Judges, Go For The Kill

Two-division world champion Danny Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) is taking no chances when he returns next Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Snapping a near one year layoff, Garcia will return to the ring against Brandon Rios (34-3-1, 25 KOs) in a WBC final welterweight eliminator. Showtime will televise.

Garcia is back for the first time since losing a twelve round split decision to Keith Thurman last March at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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Rios, who is a former world champion at the lightweight limit of 135-pounds, is a very big underdog, but hopes to turn back the odds when he faces Garcia.

Garcia felt that he did enough to win the fight with Thurman - which saw the Philadelphia fighter suffer his first career defeat and lose his WBC welterweight title.

In the fight with Rios, Garcia plans to be more aggressive with his combinations and he wants to end the fight early.

"I learned from the Keith Thurman fight not to leave anything in the hands of the judges. It was a close fight that could have gone either way. I have to go for the kill, so it is what it is," Garcia said.

At the same time, Garcia will not chase the knockout. He wants it to come naturally and because of Rios' solid chin - he knows there is a chance of the fight going the distance.

"Once you're a champion, you're always a champion. On February 17 I'm going to show everyone why I'm one of the best fighters in the world. I've had my best performances in Las Vegas against Amir Khan and Lucas Matthysse. Las Vegas is where the stars fight so I'm happy to be fighting there again," Garcia said.
 
"I've been preparing for everything. I've been working on boxing and brawling; it'll just depend how I feel when the fight starts. I'm going to be ready for 12 rounds regardless."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by NC Uppercut on 02-11-2018

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;18477881]Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Danny made a few fundamental mistake vs Thurman, but it was a close fight. I'll expect him to stop Rios, maybe with body shots like Bradley did. But the Rios fight will at…

Comment by genrick on 02-11-2018

So Danny didn't do enough expecting the judges to hand over another gift to him like he's gotten used to. Kills me with these PBC fighters. He'll be taking a long vacation again after this fight. Mark my word. He…

Comment by etech1 on 02-11-2018

[QUOTE=sweeterscience;18478072]Been to more fights? Than who? Shoot me a message and we can compare stubs, little boy. And I was keen to notice you didn't vouch your amateur and pro record. You don't have to be ashamed, little girl, message…

Comment by etech1 on 02-11-2018

[QUOTE=sweeterscience;18477976]That's a lot of talkin' and no walking puss. Shoot me a mesaage...come to Philly or I'll come to your broke ass hood and I'll break your ass in front of your broke ass homies. Or you can act like…

Comment by etech1 on 02-11-2018

[QUOTE=sweeterscience;18477963]Yo, little puss....you play a man's game, you pay a man's price...*****. PM me. I'll get you tickets to a fight you couldn't afford, top three, and I'll see you while my homies eat nachos maggot.[/QUOTE] Lol. Tough guy wants…

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