On Saturday Puerto Rico’s last island born champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez lost his junior lightweight title to Miguel “Mikey” Garcia with a vicious body shot to put Martinez down for the count. Since then Puerto Rico has been without a champion, or do they still have one left?
Danny “Swift” Garcia is a U.S. born Puerto Rican who insists that the island still has a champion and that champion is him. “I hear a lot of people saying Puerto Rico has no champions?? Wrong! You got me. 100% Puerto Rican,” said Garcia via Twitter.
Garcia may become Puerto Rico’s next big champion but there may be some difficulty there. In Latin countries such as Puerto Rico and Mexico there is a rivalry between the natural born citizens of the country and then the citizens born abroad.