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DANNY GARCIA: "WHOEVER I'M PUT AGAINST, I'LL BE READY TO SHINE"

By Jon Reynoso | July 14, 2011
DANNY GARCIA:

"I was supposed to fight early August, but now they're telling me late August, so I'm just staying ready and staying focused. Most likely, late august, a fight will get done...Whoever I'm put against, I'll be ready to shine. I'm just waiting on who they give me...I think I'm ready for whoever they put in front of me. I'm young, I can box, I can bang, and I can adapt to whoever they put in front of me. It's up to my team, and whoever they want me to fight, I'll fight," stated fast-rising undefeated jr. welterweight Danny Garcia as he talked about his future plans and much more. Check it out!

JR: What's going on, Danny? How's everything been lately?

DG: Everything is going good; just in the gym training hard, trying to stay focused, and waiting on the next date.

JR: Last time we saw you in the ring, you were up against Nate Campbell. Talk about that fight.

DG: It was a good fight. I learned a lot. Nate is a tricky verteran with good defense. He has a strong right hand that's well noticed. I learned a lot from that fight, but now it's time to move on from it.

JR: In that fight, you seemed very poised and patient. I think thats important for young fighters, especially when they're up against cagy veterans. What kept u composed throughout that match?

DG: I know Nate Campbell. I knew it would be hard to knock him out because heʼs only been knocked out one time, and thats because he let someone hit him. Besides that, Victor Ortiz couldn't knock him out. I knew that if I went in there looking for the knockout, I would probably get tired and he'd probably get me in the later rounds. I just kept my composure, I used the jab, got out my combinations, and used my feet.

JR: Is there anything you took out of that fight, positive or negative, that can help you in the future?

DG: Nate Campbell fights good on the inside and uses his head a little bit. He also showed me some moves in the inside that I can take from him and use on the inside against future opponents, which is positive for me.

JR: Do you have a fight date lined up for your next fight?

DG: I was supposed to fight early August, but now they're telling me late August, so I'm just staying ready and staying focused. Most likely, late august, a fight will get done.

JR: What are your plans for your future opponents?

DG: Whoever I'm put against, I'll be ready to shine. I'm just waiting on who they give me.

JR: Now that you're 21-0 with 14 knockouts, do you think you're ready to fight a big name like Lucas Matthysse, Andriy Kotelnik or even Lamont peterson this year or next?

DG: I think I'm ready for whoever they put in front of me. I'm young, I can box, I can bang, and I can adapt to whoever they put in front of me. It's up to my team, and whoever they want me to fight, I'll fight.

JR: Danny, you're a Philly fighter and we know that Philly has a deep rich history in boxing. With that said, do you feel any pressure to be the next great fighter from Philly?

DG: I try not to think about it, but Philly is a big boxing city. The gyms in Philly, when I spar other boxers, I call them opponents because boxers that are from Philly with bad boxing records can fight. That's why there aren't many Philly fighters getting fights. I don't use it as pressure; I use it as motivation.

JR: Talk about training with your father, because a lot of times it doesn't work out for the relationship between the father and son, but for you too, it seems to work perfectly. What makes it work?

DG: We learned when we were young how to manage the relationship. When I started out, he would bring the gym home and that's when arguments would start. As we got older and grew together, he learned how to keep the gym problems in the gym and the house problems in the house. So it's all about a growing process and understanding each other. Now it's rare that we ever get into arguments.

JR: What has been your toughest fight? I remember against Ashley Theophane, according to many viewers, it seemed like a tough fight. Do You consider that your toughest fight?

DG: I don't think that was my toughest fight. I watched that fight several times over and over again and I think I clearly won seven out of ten rounds. I don't know how one judge gave him the fight. I guess it was because they took a point away from me for a low blow, but I watched that fight a few times and I think I won and learned a lot from it. My toughest fight was in Cancun, Mexico against Jorge Romero, who was a strong puncher. You know, in Mexico, there is no Commissioner. They didn't check the hand wraps, he could have been on steroids, he could have been doing anything. I looked at it as if a person was never in a street fight, don't fight in Mexico because it's like a high-class street fight.

JR: What are your goals for the rest of 2011 and early 2012?

DG: Basically fighting the right matches and staying undefeated. I wanna take it one fight at a time and keep winning. Nothing is gonna stop me from reaching my goals.

JR: Being that you're a young fighter and you're undefeated, how much do you value staying undefeated?

DG: Me, I hate losing. I never go into a fight thinking of the possibility of losing. I love to win and winning motivates me. I wanna ultimately retire undefeated.

JR: Okay, Danny, thanks for your time. Is there anything you want to say in closing to your fans?

DG: I wanna say to everybody that Danny Garcia is a young, hungry Latino fighter from Philadelphia. My fans, follow me on http://twitter.com/DannySwift.

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