QUOTES FROM TODAY’S
AMIR KHAN VS. DANNY GARCIA
FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE
WBA Super Lightweight Super World Champion
“Training camp has been brilliant. It was a long camp, but we paced it well. We were very
professional and smart with the way we did things. It was a 15-week camp and I
enjoyed every second of it.
“I did make a lot of mistakes in my last fight [against Lamont Peterson], but it was a wakeup
call. I learned a lot from that fight.
“We will win the title. We will take the WBC belt home to the U.K. It is a title I have always
“I have fans all over who have traveled to Las Vegas for this fight. A lot of them came over for
my fight against Peterson too and it means a lot to me. The U.K. press shows me
so much support as well and I am grateful.
“I will knock Danny Garcia out. I will take the world titles home. I know Danny didn’t train
as hard as me. I promise I will knock him out. That is the only
“[To Angel Garcia] I cannot wait until after the fight when we stand here and I have
knocked your son out. He is going to see what a Pakistani British fighter can
do. I cannot wait to get in there.”
WBC Super Lightweight World Champion
“We had a great camp and great sparring partners. I am just ready to showcase my skills on July
“My dad talked sh*t 23 times, and I backed it up 23 times. I am 23 and 0. Come Saturday, he
will have talked sh* 24 times and I am going to back it up for the twenty-fourth
“It means the most when your team always supports you.”
FREDDIE ROACH, Khan’s Trainer
“We have had a great training camp. We are ready for this fight. We had to switch gears in
opponents a little bit, but there were no major setbacks. Amir is in the best
shape of his life.
“[To Garcia] Danny, I wish you luck, but I am not so sure about your dad!”
ASIF VALI, Khan Promotions
“Amir has worked
hard, the team has been fantastic. He is ready to go. I have never ever seen
Amir in this kind of shape.
happened with Peterson is behind us. Now we have an opportunity to unify those
“Amir Khan won a
medal in the 2004 Olympics and in order to do something like that you have to go
out and earn it. You have to make sacrifices, which is what Amir has done his
“We are very
proud to say that the U.S.A. Boxing Team will be training in our gym in Bolton.
As soon as Amir gets back from this fight he will be hosting them. Boxing in
the Olympics is a big thing.
“It’s going to
be a fantastic fight. Tune in and watch because we are going to have the belts
on the line and Amir is going to win.
“We wish the
very best to team Garcia.”
Danny Garcia’s Father/ Trainer
right here is going to be a spiritual fight. Spiritually, mentally and
physically; it is going to come down to who is a greater spirit.
“Danny is on
weight right now without struggling.
this team has been here from the beginning. We don’t have changes. There’s no
place like home. When you move to another state you are doing yourself a
disservice. If you are disciplined and you give your soul to this sport
anything is possible.
“Khan is a
superstar, but that’s all he has. If he were American, nobody would
“This fight is
going to show the world who is the boss. Danny is the boss.
“Khan has never
faced a Latino like Danny. This is Latino blood. A nation. We are going to
show the world who is the boss.”
OSCAR DE LA
HOYA, President of Golden Boy Promotions
[between Amir Khan and Danny Garcia] is a matchup that we don’t see every day.
We have two young champions who are at their peak. This is what really drives
me, when you have two young fighters who are willing to fight anybody, when you
are willing to fight the best, which is what boxing is all about.
“The fact that
this is a unification is great, but these two fighters that we have here are
fighting because they want to be great. They want to leave a legacy.
“Personally I am
very proud and thrilled that Amir Khan is willing and able to go up against
Danny and that Danny Garcia is willing and able to go up against Amir Khan. It
has been a while since we have seen two young, strong fighters [fight each
other] at their peak and I want to say thank you to them.
“I believe this
fight is going to bring out the very best of Danny Garcia and the same goes for
STURM, President of Entertainment, MGM Resorts
would like to welcome our partners at Golden Boy Promotions, HBO and the media
and of course the fighters.
known for his exceptional speed and skills showcased that talent perhaps his
most accomplished victory – a knockout over Zab Judah nearly one year ago to
date here at Mandalay Bay.
returns to Mandalay Bay for the first time in almost three years. With a win
over Khan, he will extend his undefeated record to 24-0 in what will be an
exciting bout Saturday night.”
AMIR KHAN vs.
DANNY GARCIA UNDERCARD FIGHTERS
GUERRERO, Rising Super Middleweight Star
“I think boxing
is one of the hardest sports. Before we even get in the ring, I want to say to
Amir, Danny and everyone else, good luck because I know how hard it
“It has been a
long journey for me and I am loving it. I used to just work hard, but now I am
learning how to work hard and love life.
“I want to prove
to the world that there is no difference between me and the other talent on HBO
and I am going to show it. I want everyone to be there to witness an
electrifying card because I know it is going to be an electrifying
GRECO, Undefeated Welterweight Contender
“It is an honor
and a thrill for me to be here.
“I am an Italian
guy from Canada. Ever since I was a kid, it was my dream to fight in Las
Vegas. It’s a big responsibility to fight in Las Vegas.
“I fight for the
Italian people, the Canadian people and now I am fighting for all of the hard
core American boxing fans. I want to give them a good show and prove myself
J LEON LOVE,
Undefeated Middleweight Prospect
“It is a
pleasure to be on this card. We worked hard and this is going to be a great
night of boxing.”
KAVANAUGH, Undefeated Lightweight Prospect
is going to be a great night of boxing.
“I have been
sparring with Amir Khan and training with Freddie. I can’t wait for Saturday
Undefeated Lightweight Prospect
“I want you to
know that I am a strong prospect. It is a pleasure to be on this card and
pretty soon Puerto Rico will have another world champion.”
Garcia, a 12-round unification fight for
Khan’s WBA Super Lightweight Super World Championship, Garcia’s WBC Super
Lightweight World Championship and the vacant Ring Magazine Junior Welterweight
World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions
and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. Doors open on fight night at 3:00 p.m. PT
and the first bell rings at 3:30 p.m. Khan vs. Garcia will be televised live on
HBO World Championship Boxing at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT in the United States and live
on Sky Sports 1HD in the United Kingdom at 2:00 a.m. BST Sunday, July
at $250, $200, $150, $100 and $50, not including applicable service charges, are
now on sale and available for purchase at the Mandalay Bay box office and all
Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo
Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at
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