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Video: Danny Garcia Talks Rios, Thurman, Spence, More

Two-division world champion Danny "Swift'' Garcia returns to the ring to take on former world champion Brandon "Bam Bam'' Rios in a welterweight showdown on Saturday, February 17 live on SHOWTIME at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and presented by Premier Boxing Champions. Photos by Scott Hirano, Chris Farina and Erick Ramirez.

In the co-feature, boxing's youngest world champion David "El Bandera Roja" Benavidez will defend his Super Middleweight World Championship for the first time against Ronald Gavril in a rematch of their thrilling September 2017 bout in which Benavidez won the vacant title by split decision.

The card is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions in association with DSG Promotions. The Benavidez-Gavril rematch is co-promoted by Sampson Boxing.  Tickets for the live event go on sale Saturday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. PST and will be available at AXS.com.

Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) was a unified world champion at super lightweight and welterweight and has fought and defeated many of the most formidable opponents in both divisions spanning two generations-Morales, Zab Judah, Kendall Holt, Amir Khan, Lucas Matthysse, Paulie Malignaggi and Lamont Peterson among them.  Four of his five opponents in the welterweight division were world champions and 10 of his last 14 opponents were world champions or former world champions.

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In his last fight, a welterweight clash of world title holders, Garcia lost via split decision to now unified 147-pound world champion Keith Thurman in a hard-fought, exciting fight that aired live on CBS. The SHOWTIME BOXING on CBS broadcast drew the biggest boxing audience of the year, more than five million viewers which remains the largest audience to witness a primetime boxing broadcast since 1998.

Now, Garcia looks to re-establish his once dominant position at welterweight, a division that boasts more top-10 pound-for-pound fighters in the sport than any other weight class; fighters including world champions Errol Spence Jr., Thurman, Shawn Porter, Kell Brook, Lamont Peterson and more. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by NC Uppercut on 01-10-2018

[QUOTE=killakali;18394931]i caught that. Danny said “when me and Canelo fought” that made me spit out my drink laughing. He seemed nervous in the interview[/QUOTE] He was straight shook. He doesn’t have that confidence, it was exposed.

Comment by killakali on 01-10-2018

[QUOTE=NC Uppercut;18394745]Man Danny get some damn better talk game. He avoided Errol, Keef, Crawdaddy, aka everyone good. At the end when he blustering his resume... he was so shook he actually said “ like when I fought Canelo” .... I…

Comment by NC Uppercut on 01-09-2018

Man Danny get some damn better talk game. He avoided Errol, Keef, Crawdaddy, aka everyone good. At the end when he blustering his resume... he was so shook he actually said “ like when I fought Canelo” .... I used…

Comment by FLY TY on 01-09-2018

Spoken like a true chump. Instead of saying "I want anybody with a belt," it's Terrace Crawford and Spence need to fight each other. Danny is on that same stuff Thurman is. After Rios, I expect to see Danny against…

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