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21 JUNE 2018

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Garcia argues with Judah (pics Esther Lin)
Garcia argues with Judah (pics Esther Lin)

Tensions flared when light welterweight Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and former Two-Division World Champion Zab “Super” Judah formally announced their February 9 world championship fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.


Garcia, Judah and their respective camps had to be separated mid-way through Saturday’s press conference at Gallagher’s Steakhouse in New York City after Garcia’s father Angel made comments while addressing the media. Judah took offense to Angel’s promise that his son, the WBA Super, WBC and Ring Magazine light welterweight Champion would knock out the Brooklyn native.


Garcia vs. Judah, a 12-round bout will be broadcast on Showtime LIVE at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Preliminary fights will air live on Showtime Extreme


Below what the participants had to say during Saturday’s press conference:


DANNY GARCIA, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion


“It’s going to be another epic show. [To Judah] Come February 9th, I’m going to show you. I’m going to knock you out.


“Now there’s going to be a fight on February 9th.


“I am old-school. I always go for the knockout.


“I’m going to punish him. I’m going for the knockout. This is not going past four rounds.


“This is my time. It is going to be a great fight.


“He [Judah] is going to try hard because he is fighting in Brooklyn, and he is in his hometown. He is going to do a lot of barking and I am going to do a lot of biting.


“I won the title in Houston in front of Morales’ fans. I beat Khan in Vegas; he had a lot of fans there, so this isn’t anything new to me.”



Garcia with his belts
Garcia with his belts
Judah speaks to the media
Judah speaks to the media

ZAB JUDAH, Former Four-Time and Two-Division World Champion


“You’ve got a hungry Zab Judah.  Get your seatbelt on because it’s going to be a roller coaster on February 9th.


“When you come into Brooklyn you have to show some respect.  [To Garcia] Take your ass whooping and head down I-95. 


“Danny is a cool, calm fighter.  His dad is the mouth.


“I am not perfect.  I make mistakes.  I got mad.


“I am too fast, too slick and too strong for Garcia.  February 9th is going to be fun.


“My first title fight was on SHOWTIME and now I have a chance to win the unified title [on SHOWTIME].


“It’s a dream to have an arena right in my borough.  After 16 years as a professional, I am going to be able to give my borough the championship of the world.”



“Danny is blessed.  I am blessed because of Danny.  I train him, Al [Haymon] picks ‘em and Danny fights ‘em.


“Zab was a champion, that was his time, his era.  There’s a new era.  It’s about Philly right now.


“Danny is still undefeated.  We’re not leaving those titles in Brooklyn.”


BERNARD HOPKINS, President of Golden Boy East


“A lot of fighters have made history in New York City, including myself.  What better way to start the second show at Barclays Center than with a fight like this one?  Golden Boy put on a great show in October and we are coming back with another great show on February 9th.


“Zab can’t be underestimated or disrespected.  He always brings his ‘A’ game.  Everyone knows Zab comes to fight.  He brings it.  Garcia, a Philly guy, is representing himself, his family and the City of Brotherly Love.


“They love Zab Judah in Brooklyn like they love Mike Tyson.


“This will be a test for Danny to disprove to any doubters out there.  He’s taking on someone he doesn’t have to fight…a living legend.”


RICHARD SCHAEFER, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions


“This is the kind of fight that was easy and quick to put together.  Both of these guys wanted this fight. 


“When you have two fighters that really want it, it results in a great matchup.


“We have fantastic pricing for this fight starting at 25 dollars.  That’s like the price of a movie ticket.


“The undercard will have Danny Jacobs, if he gets past his fight tonight and Peter Quillin.”


December 4, 2102

Garcia and Judah argue
Garcia and Judah argue
Judah in full flow
Judah in full flow
Garcia takes time out in Brooklyn
Garcia takes time out in Brooklyn
Garcia argues with Judah
Garcia argues with Judah

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