“It's part of the job,” said Danny Garcia, a boxing champion at light welterweight talking about dealing with the press. “It’s what I signed up for.”
At an April 4th open workout in a boxing gym near Philadelphia, Garcia was dealing with the press while trying to balance his training.
Last year, Garcia established himself on the scene with a victory over Mexican Erik Morales and a knockout of UK’s Amir Khan.
With 25 wins and no losses, people are now paying attention to the 25-year-old Ring magazine, WBC and WBA champion.
“I think every fight is the biggest fight of my career,” said Garcia. “Every fight.”
Garcia hasn’t been distracted by the limelight. Later this month, he’ll headline a Showtime boxing card with 35-year-old former champion Zab Judah at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
He isn’t fazed by being in the opponent’s backyard.
“I’m a hometown guy. I’ve got fans in Brooklyn,” said Garcia.
I think every fight is the biggest fight of my career. Every fight.
- Danny Garcia
A proud Philadelphian, Garcia’s camp has asked for a hometown fight or a fight in Puerto Rico since Garcia is of Puerto Rican descent. But for now, he’s content with being the main event and showcasing his abilities to the boxing world.
“I don’t really know what they’re going to say,” Garcia said of the spectator’s possible reaction. “I know how they’re going to talk about how it ended.”
He said he as motivated for the fight.
“I can’t wait to wake up, to go out in the morning and train,” he said.
His prediction for Judah: a fourth-round knockout. But he wants his opponent to know he’s ready for a war.
“I’m ready to go 12 rounds,” Garcia said.
As for what other awards and accolades he’d like to add to the three belts he carries to the ring, he said he’ll never feel content.
“There’s never enough,” he said. “ I just got to keep defending my titles and keep my fans happy.”