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Leonard Ellerbe: Danny Garcia vs. Brandon Rios Will Be a War

By Ryan Burton

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe is very excited for Saturday night's Showtime main event pitting Danny Garcia against Brandon Rios.  Mayweather Promotions is co-promoting the card along with TGB Promotions.

The fight will be Garcia's first fight since his narrow points loss to Keith Thurman last March.  Rios ended his own 18 month hiatus in June when he stopped Aaron Herrera in Lancaster, Calif.

"I am really looking forward to that fight. Danny is a spectacular fighter. He is a very decorated fighter. I don't think he gets enough credit for what he has accomplished thus far. He is coming off the fight against Thurman and I think the time off did him really well so he could rest his body. I am really looking forward to it," Ellerbe told BoxingScene.com. "Brandon Rios, you can't say enough about him. He is a guy who always comes forward with his aggressive style and I think that is what is going to make it an exciting fight."

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Garcia is a big favorite going into the fight but when fighters of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent enter the ring against each other, Ellerbe believes that the odds should be thrown out the window. No matter who wins he expects an exciting battle with both fighters giving their all.

"I know it will be an exciting fight. Danny is great shape. I had a chance to go check him out in his camp. Brandon is training with Robert (Garcia) and he is in great shape as well. It is going to be a war," said Ellerbe.

Garcia vs. Rios headlines a Showtime tripleheader that will broadcast live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, February 17th. 

The rematch between David Benavidez and Ronald Gavril will serve as the co-feature bout with Yordenis Ugas-Ray Robinson opening the telecast up.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by iamboxing on 02-14-2018

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;18484321]No it won't be. And if it somehow is that means Garcia musta broke his ankle or w/e like Haye did vs Bellew.[/QUOTE] Learn how to construct a sentence. And why am I on your ignore list? Be a…

Comment by Illmatic94 on 02-14-2018

rios is punch drunk. shouldn't be nowhere near a ring. this a rod salsa type of KO. rios will retire for a whole week then change his mind.

Comment by Zaroku on 02-13-2018

Garcia wins with a left hook.. 5 or 6 rounds..

Comment by Taxman2000 on 02-13-2018

Danny Garcia is going 2 k.o. This cherry within 4 rounds easily

Comment by joseph5620 on 02-13-2018

No it won't. Trying to sell this as a good fight is insulting.

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