Danny Garcia Media Workout
Photo: Rosie Cohe - SHOWTIME
Undefeated world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia hosted
Philadelphia media at his training camp Wednesday as he
prepares to face fellow welterweight world champion Keith
“One Time” Thurman in the main event of SHOWTIME
CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing
Champions, Saturday, March 4 from Barclays Center, the home
of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
Broadcast coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with
undefeated rising star Erickson Lubin battling once-beaten
knockout artist Jorge Cota in a super welterweight title
Here is what Garcia and his father and trainer, Angel, had
to say Wednesday from DSG Boxing Gym:
“At the end of the day, I prepare myself to be 100 percent
ready for anything Thurman does. I’m a true champion because
I’m able to adapt to anything he can bring.
“Training camp has been crucial. We’re working hard and
pushing ourselves to the limit. We’ve done everything we
have to do so far. It’s almost fight time.
“We’re just working smart and hard. We’re sharpening and
working on a great game plan. I have to stick to the game
plan and adjust if I have to.
“I’ve been in a lot of big fights, so I can’t psych myself
out. On March 4 I’m going to show the world again why I’m a
“There’s no better feeling than unifying the title. I did it
at 140 and now I have the chance to accomplish my goals at
147. It’s up to me to take advantage of it.
“There’s been a lot of trash talk, but come March 4, that’s
all over. We each need to do what we do best, and that’s
“I think I have a lot of advantages. One of them is that
Barclays Center is like a second home. I’m the sharper, more
patient and more battle-tested fighter. I’ll prove it on
“Thurman’s fight against Porter was a good fighter but I’m a
different fighter than Shawn Porter. I bring a whole
different skill set.
“It feels good to represent my city. This is what
Philadelphia fighters are all about. We rise to the
occasion. I’ve been doing it my whole career.
“There’s a lot of pressure on me to be the best. That’s what
keeps me focused. I think about the eyes that are going to
be on me and I have to go in there and look my best. These
kind of fights really bring out the best in me.”
ANGEL GARCIA, Danny’s Father & Trainer
“For me it’s an important fight every time Danny steps in
that ring. We train the same way no matter who the opponent
is. We have to take everybody very seriously. There’s
nothing easy in life. From the beginning of his career to
“Thurman is undefeated but just because they call him ‘One
Time’ doesn’t mean he’s going to do that to Danny. My son
has a great chin. We don’t know about Thurman’s chin. He
hasn’t fought a guy like Danny. This is a good sight for
Danny to take into even bigger successes.
“Danny has power just like Keith. We’re not scared of him.
This is the hurt game. You know you’re going to get hit. We
just don’t know if he can take a punch.
“You can bet your money on whoever you want. At the end of
the night, I know what Danny is going to bring to the table.
At the end of the night, he’s going to be the new unified
champion of the world.”