Photos: Danny Garcia-Herrera, Juanma-Ponce Face Offs

DANNY "SWIFT" GARCIA, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion

"I am a Puerto Rican. I could have been born on the moon, but I'm still Puerto Rican.

[On fighting in Puerto Rico] "It means a lot to me. Everybody in the stands is going to be Puerto Rican. I've never had that before.

"Even though I'm from Philly, that's not my heritage.  It's important for me to reach out to my fans because I think Puerto Rican boxing needs this right now.

"I think that Puerto Rico is going to accept me as its own after I win on March 15.  Philadelphia might be my birthplace, but Puerto Rico is my blood. "

MAURICIO HERRERA, Super Lightweight Contender

"I know this is a huge opportunity, and I'm going to take full advantage of it.

"To have a shot at Danny's belts has been a dream of mine for a long time.

"Danny Garcia is an intelligent and tough fighter, but so am I.

"I'm coming to Puerto Rico and I know there is a lot of pressure, but hopefully they will support me too."

JUAN MANUEL "JUANMA" LOPEZ, WBO International Junior Lightweight Champion

"I'm excited about this great opportunity. I have the people of Puerto Rico confident in me and their support means everything to me.

"I'm prepared for this fight and I know that it's going to be a tough one.  I'm going to give it my all."

DANIEL PONCE DE LEON, Former WBC Featherweight World Champion

"I'm happy to be here in Puerto Rico.  I've been training hard and I'm ready for this rematch.

"It's been five years [since our last fight] and I know that JuanMa is going to come in strong. He's a great fighter, but I'm coming in fully prepared for this fight."

ANGEL GARCIA, Garcia's Father and Trainer

"March 15 is going to be like no other.  Herrera has never fought a Puerto Rican and my son Danny is 100 percent Puerto Rican.

"My wife and I are both Puerto Rican, and like it or not, Danny is Boricua.  It's always been a dream of his to fight in Puerto Rico, so we're happy to see that coming to pass."

ARMANDO GAYTAN, Deputy COO & Senior VP of Golden Boy Promotions

"Puerto Rico has long been one of the hotbeds for boxing, with great fighters like Felix Trinidad, Wilfred Benitez, Miguel Cotto and Wilfredo Gomez all hailing from the island. So when we found out we were bringing this event to Bayamon, we knew we had to make it something special, and we've got a spectacular lineup of fights for the fans on March 15.

"Danny Garcia is one of the top stars in boxing today, and as a young man of Puerto Rican descent, his fight against Mauricio Herrera is not just another title defense, but a night he said he knows he will never forget."

GILLERMO SILVA, Herrera's Trainer

"I'm very thankful for this opportunity.  It's going to be a good and hard fight, but Mauricio will be prepared.  The preparation and work he has put in will show on fight night. "

HIRAM PADILLA, Sports Director of City of Bayamon, Puerto Rico

"Puerto Rico is glad to have such a big showcase.  The Mayor wants to thank Danny for bringing a world-class fight to Bayamon.

"We know that Danny's mom is from Bayamon, where the fight is going to take place, and we are proud he'll be representing us on March 15."

PETER RIVERA, Vice-President of Puerto Rico Best Boxing

"In all of these years as boxing promoters, we never saw an enthusiasm like today by the fans for this event.  I'm sure that the Puerto Rican fans will support Danny Garcia as the new Puerto Rican boxing star."

 # # #

Garcia vs. Herrera, a 12-round WBC Super Lightweight World Title on Saturday, March 15, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Swift Promotions in association with PR Best Boxing and sponsored by Corona and AT&T.  It will air as the main event of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast and will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).   In the co-main event, Deontay Wilder takes on Malik Scott, in a 12-round WBC Final Heavyweight eliminator bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions. SHOWTIME Boxing on SHOWTIME EXTREME will feature Juan Manuel Lopez and Daniel Ponce de Leon in a 10-round rematch for the WBO International Junior Lightweight Title.

Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75, $150, $200 and $400 plus applicable taxes and service charges are on sale now at and by calling 787-792-5000.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CANELOLUJAH on 02-11-2014

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;14208561]In some areas there is a stigma about speaking Spanish. People want to fit into American culture and don't want to be seen as different or stand out and draw excess attention to themselves. I agree that it is sad.…

Comment by Grimgash on 02-11-2014

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;14208561]In some areas there is a stigma about speaking Spanish. People want to fit into American culture and don't want to be seen as different or stand out and draw excess attention to themselves. I agree that it is sad.…

Comment by Puya on 02-11-2014

I live in Puerto Rico all my life, and I actually don't five a [email protected] if Danny is from here or not. I like his not boring style plus he is bringing a good show to us here in the…

Comment by torosboxing75 on 02-05-2014

Just watched the Herrera, Provo fight and I'm really impressed with Herrera. That fight could have went either way. This should be a very good fight between Danny and Herrera. Danny by UD though.

Comment by mex602 on 02-05-2014

[QUOTE=PRPOWERPUNCHES;14205535]Was he CHAMPION fuk face or not and your mother is a troll, she was trolling all over this dick last night.. PRPP:boxing:[/QUOTE] wow what a dumbass troll this kid must be 13....

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (91)
Top Headlines Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam: Afterthoughts Liam Smith: I Think Ali Might Be Tougher Fight Than Miguel Cotto Hughie Fury: I'll Be World Champion, I'm a World Level Fighter! Kudratillo Abdukakhorov Rising in Ranks After Malaysia Win Whyte Shakes Head: Joshua is Not Going To Fight Wilder Next Sanchez: If Canelo Dominates Golovkin, I'll Admit GGG Got Old Ismael Salas Denies Rumors of Split With Jorge Linares March Madness shocker yields memories of giant ring surprises Ellerbe Concerned, Would Advise Mayweather To Avoid MMA McGregor Opens as 10-1 Favorite in Mayweather MMA Fight Wilder: I'm Convinced Joshua, Hearn Are Definitely Scared of Me! Buitrago Pulled From Hard Rock Card Over Murder For Hire Beef Frampton Slams Quigg, Not Buying His Excuse For Missing Weight Golden Boy Matchmaker Reacts to 'Neno' Calling Out Ryan Garcia Kautondokwa is Ready For War on Namibian Independence Card Roach Impressed With Jose Ramirez, Wants to Improve Defense Lolenga Mock, Mogens Palle Part Ways Over Money Isaac Ekpo, Rafael Mensah Train With McKinley, Praise Don King Povetkin's Manager: Drug Tests in Order, No Worries For Price Alberto Melian Drills Countryman Julian Aristule in Two Rounds Felix Verdejo's Trainer Expects His Fighter To Return Stronger Michael Dutchover Continues Winning Run at Doubletree Joshua vs. Parker - Giuseppe Quartarone Confirmed as Referee Sadam Ali vs. Liam Smith Finalized For May 12, Turning Stone Anthony Crolla vs. Edson Ramirez Set For Joshua-Parker Card Photos: Whyte, Bowne - Get Very Heated on 'Gloves Are Off' News: Sven Fornling, Brian Ceballo, Nikolai Potapov, More Daniel Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki - Undercard Information Arthur Abraham: I'm Not Ready To Retire, I Want World Title Again Joseph Parker: I'm Going To Come in Light and Fast vs. Joshua Gvozdyk: Stevenson is 40 & Inactive; Not Sure He'll Beat Jack Liam Smith: Canelo Ruined Legacy, Look How His Body Changed! Weekend Review: Jose Ramirez Rises, Felix Verdejo Crumbles Zou Shiming: I Don't Have The Courage To Retire at The Moment Lucas Browne Maintains Innocence in Drug Testing Beefs Floyd Mayweather Says He Will Apply For MMA License Horn's Coach: Crawford Will Be in For a Big Shock in First Round! Berchelt To Make Another Voluntary Defense, Then Roman Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez: Positive or Negative? WBC Prez: I'm Not Protecting Canelo, But We Have To Be Fair!

Latest Active Forum Threads