During a recent conversation with members of the media, current WBC, WBA, and and Ring Magazine champion, Danny Garcia, broke down his upcoming April 11th showdown with IBF titlist Lamont Peterson and what a win would do for his career.
Garcia and Peterson both fight under the newly established PBC on NBC brand and Garcia promises he’ll be one of the main breakout stars of the organization after fight night.
“It’s a big fight and it’s the fight that the fans wanted. We’re going to give the fans a great night of boxing on NBC and it’s time to show the world that Danny Garcia is the star of NBC.”
When asked about his game plan for the up coming fight with Peterson, Garcia kept his answer short and to the point.
“I’m ready for whatever Peterson brings. If he tries box then I’m going to go with that and if he wants to fight, I’ll be ready. I’m not going to go in and just try to knock his head off; I’m going to be Danny Garcia.”
Both Garcia and Peterson share two common opponents, Amir Khan and Lucas Matthysee. Garcia was able to beat both opponents but Peterson wasn’t quite as fortunate, severing his first career knockout lost to the Argentine slugger. But Garcia isn’t letting his success distract him from the task at hand.
“We have common opponents like Khan and Matthysee and we’ve had had different results. They say styles make fights, so those results don’t matter. Well, my style is to kick his butt.”
The two fighters will first off April 11th at New York City’s Barclay Center at a agreed upon catch weight of 143lbs. Due to the weight stipulation none of the Super Lightweight titles will be on the line.