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Photos: Danny Garcia, Robert Guerrero Kickoff Presser

LOS ANGELES - Before undefeated Danny "Swift" Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs) and former world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs) face-off in a 12-round welterweight showdown on Saturday, January 23 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles they met Wednesday for a press conference at the Conga Room at L.A. Live to formally announce their primetime battle.


 
Garcia and Guerrero will headline the televised action on the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX and FOX Deportes fight card beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Undefeated rising star Sergeant Sammy "The Who Can Mexican" Vasquez (20-0, 14 KOs) and Los Angeles-native Aron Martinez (20-4-1, 4 KOs), who will meet on January 23 in the FOX co-main event, were also on-hand at Wednesday's press conference.


 
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable fees and service charges, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at AXS.com or by phone at 888-929-7849 or at STAPLES Center.


 
Here is what the participants had to say at today's press conference:
 
DANNY GARCIA
 
"I want to thank California for accepting me and giving me the chance to showcase my skills at STAPLES Center.
 
"Training camp has been going well. We already started sparring. I feel a lot stronger at 147-pounds. The world hasn't seen the best of Danny Garcia yet, but they'll see a fresher, faster, stronger and smarter fighter on January 23.
 
"I'm from Philadelphia, but I feel like California is my home because they say this is where the stars come. And I'm a star.
 
"I'm going to go out there and set the tempo. I'm going to back him up. If I have to move around and use angles I will. I'm going to stick to the game plan.
 
"I'm looking to fight anybody at 147. I believe I will be a champion in this new weight class. This is another step for me towards taking over the welterweight division.
 
"There are always going to be critics. It's not a source of motivation. My motivation is to go out there, train hard and win the fight. I want to make my family proud and be the best person I can be.
 
"Anything can happen on any day. I have to prepare myself for all of the outcomes. The way I prepare myself, I feel like nobody can beat me.
 
"I represent all Latinos. In order to be a star you have to come here and do it. No matter where you come from, great fights are what you want.
 
" Come January 23 I'm going to go out there and give the fans a great fight." 
 
ROBERT GUERRERO
 
"It's a blessing to be in the position that I'm in. This is going to be a great fight. We know that Danny comes into every fight ready to win.
 
"A lot of people are writing me off, but I'll come in 100% prepared to take the win on January 23.
 
"This isn't do or die for me, but it is a big fight. The fans love fighters and that's what I am. As you saw in my fight with (Keith) Thurman, I come to fight.
 
"I've got to take advantage of this opportunity. If I want to get back on top then this is step one. This is a pivotal point in my career.
 
"I've got a lot of respect for Danny and Angel, but on fight night I'm coming ready to do business. We can be friends after. I'm excited to fight on FOX."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sako5 on 12-10-2015

Lol look at Angel Garcia

Comment by Pocket Dogs! on 12-10-2015

Is Guerrero still doing that crossfit crap?

Comment by Catrin on 12-10-2015

Ghost got thi$!!!! the kind of pressure he brings will be too much for mutt Garcia! I just hope is a great fight! not to mention that this is going down in Los Anegele$ Caifas! banda, bukanas, barbies, tekila &…

Comment by Johnny Rubber on 12-10-2015

"Danny still going for "dressed by a refugee" look :lol1: Money can't buy taste

Comment by onetwopunch on 12-10-2015

I think Guerrero is done, but he is there to fight he wont run. He can smother Danny and ruff him up for sure. Danny's power has looked avg at 147, so it should be a decent fight. Alot of…

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