Super lightweight champion Danny Garcia is an outstanding fighter. He’s also smart enough to say all the right things at the right time.
Garcia, born and raised in Philadelphia, is of Puerto Rican descent. On Tuesday, he helped play host to a news conference in Puerto Rico promoting his March 15 title defense there against Mauricio Herrera of Riverside (on Showtime).
Garcia apparently wanted locals to know where his heart is, so he came with all kinds of good stuff.
“I am a Puerto Rican,” he said. “I could have been born on the moon, but I’m still a Puerto Rican.”
That’s not all.
“I think that Puerto Rico is going to accept me as its own after I win on March 15,” he said. “Philadelphia might be my birthplace, but Puerto Rico is my blood.”
Garcia, just 25, is 27-0 with 16 knockouts. Herrera, 33, is 20-3 with seven knockouts. The two will tangle at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon.