By Mark Elezaj
Danny Garcia, one of boxing’s top stars and Adrian “El Tigre” Granados went face-to-face Friday at the official weigh- in before both men face off this Saturday night in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Both fighters made weight on Friday. Garcia weighed in at 146.8 pounds and Granados weighed in at 146 pounds.
“Motivation is no problem for me because I’ve always loved competing,”
“I love to fight and I love boxing. I want to give my fans around the world a great show. This is all for my legacy right now.”
“It’s fight time, it’s on. The talking is done, the hard work has been put in and I’m confident. I’m going to show the world what I’m about on Saturday night. This is nothing new to me, it’s another day at work.”
“I’ve been shining for a long time. I’m going to show why I’ve been around on Saturday and leave no doubt about this win.”
“This is a big fight for me. I have to go in there and show the world I’m one of the best in the sport. I need to look good.”
“We worked harder and worked smarter in training camp. My body is bigger and stronger now. I’ve grown into a true welterweight. I feel great.”
“At the end of the day, styles make fights. We’ll see who the better fighter is on Saturday night.”
“This win would mean a lot to me. It’s a huge fight and a big opportunity. A win against Danny can catapult me to where I belong. That’s what I’m coming to do in this fight.
“It’s going to be an exciting fight. The preparation is done. Camp went great. I’m ready for war on Saturday night.”
“I want a dominating and exciting victory. I’m here to show I’m a real player in the welterweight division.”
“I think the Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry makes it a great fight. Plus, we both come from tough neighborhoods in Chicago and Philadelphia. I’m proud of who I am and where I’m from and we’re both going to represent for we’re from.”
“I’m not underestimating Danny because I know we both had to go through a lot to get here. But we made it here through hard circumstances and we’ve turned those circumstances into positives.”
“I think Danny is my toughest opponent. He’s accomplished a lot in the sport and he’s taken advantage of the opportunities he’s gotten. This would be the biggest win of my career and I’m looking forward to doing that on Saturday night.”
Garcia has an opportunity to climb back to the top of the division by delivering a dominant performance Saturday night.
~ The Fighting Voice ~
(Photos by Sean Ham, Leo Wilson)