Two-division world champion and Brooklyn fan-favorite Danny “Swift” Garcia spoke of feeling reinvigorated from his break day whereas thrilling contender Jose Benavidez Jr. predicted that their tremendous welterweight showdown can be the “Combat of the 12 months” throughout a digital press convention Tuesday earlier than they sq. off on Saturday, July 30 dwell on SHOWTIME from Barclays Heart in Brooklyn headlining a Premier Boxing Champions occasion.
The fighters have been joined by their respective fathers and trainers Angel Garcia and Jose Benavidez Sr. in the course of the digital press convention.
For the previous tremendous light-weight and welterweight champion Garcia, this combat marks his tremendous welterweight debut as he appears to be like to maneuver into rivalry within the stacked weight division. Phoenix’s Benavidez, the older brother of unbeaten two-time tremendous middleweight champion David Benavidez, can add a signature victory with a win and launch himself into the 154-pound title image.
Tickets for the dwell occasion, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and DSG Promotions, are on sale now and might be bought via seatgeek.com and barclayscenter.com. Tickets are additionally obtainable for buy on the American Categorical Field Workplace at Barclays Heart.
Here’s what the press convention individuals needed to say Tuesday:
“That is my eleventh combat on SHOWTIME and it’s been a journey creating historical past at Barclays Heart, or wherever we combat. I’ve been off for slightly bit, however I’m again within the fitness center like I by no means left. I really feel nice mentally, bodily and spiritually. I’m prepared to present the followers an important combat.
“I’ve lots of younger guys on this camp right here with me they usually maintain me on my toes. The starvation that they’ve, provides me that motivation. Boxing is a grueling sport, so it’s important to discover time to have enjoyable. I’m doing that once more and I do know that when I’m pleased, nobody can contact me.
“I’ve been combating at 140 and 147 because the amateurs, for 13 years. I all the time felt my pure weight was greater and I used to be squeezing down. I really feel like this weight suits me good. I really feel younger and contemporary. I’m robust and with much more stamina.
“I’ve lots of Mexican followers they usually love me wherever I’m going. The Latinos love me interval. When Danny Garcia steps within the ring, he represents all of the Latinos. I really like all of the followers from all world wide.
“I’m going to go in there and combat my combat. I’m not placing any additional stress on myself. I’m going to combat the Danny Garcia combat. I’ve to make use of all my instruments and all my abilities and get the win.
“I felt the environment at Barclays Heart on the Gervonta Davis combat and I felt what I used to be lacking. I went there to really feel that motivation and it was nice. We’re going to present everybody an important night time identical to at that final combat.
“I used to be within the first most important occasion at Barclays Heart and I’ve been constructing a fanbase there over the past 10 years. Brooklyn is the right place to construct a fanbase and I’m honored to be part of Barclays Heart’s historical past.
“I’ve been combating on the highest stage for the final 10 years. It’s solely proper as a human that you’d get slightly mentally drained. I wanted a break in order that I might miss boxing. I knew that when I got here again within the fitness center motivated and lacking the game, that no one might beat Danny Garcia.
“You’ll be able to’t simply combat to be taught. You need to watch and see these younger guys within the fitness center coaching. I wanted time to really feel good once more and I really feel nice. The outcomes are trying actually good. After I’m pleased, I’m a harmful man.
“Each combat you be taught from. Even once you win. You simply should take what you’ll be able to, be taught from it and use it within the subsequent combat. The combat with Errol Spence Jr. was a aggressive and enjoyable combat and we’re prepared to maneuver on to the following step.”
JOSE BENAVIDEZ JR.
“A win over Danny Garcia is a giant step for me. The winner of this combat goes to return up within the rankings. We’ve each misplaced earlier than and I believe that’s made us stronger fighters. We’ve realized from our errors. We’re going to be throwing bombs all night time lengthy. Keep tuned, as a result of that is going to be Combat of the 12 months, I assure that.
“I wish to thank Danny for giving me this chance. He’s an important champion, a power-puncher and I’m prepared. I’ve been coaching exhausting and I’m able to get it on.
“I take each combat as if I’m combating the perfect of the perfect. I don’t give attention to the document or something. I simply give attention to what I’ve to do. The Puerto Rican and Mexican followers are going to be on the market and it’s going to be an important present. I’m coaching exhausting and I’d be able to go tomorrow.
“Danny Garcia is without doubt one of the better of the perfect. I felt like Danny Garcia was a much bigger title than a doable Erislandy Lara combat, in order that’s why I selected him. I grew up watching Danny and I’ve needed to combat him for some time. That is going to be fireworks.
“I used to be too targeted on making an attempt to knock the man out in my final combat. I simply have to stay to my recreation plan and do what I do finest. I really feel lots stronger and extra mature now. The knockout goes to return by itself. I’m going to do no matter I’ve to do to finish the night time victorious.
“My final opponent was simply working and working, and I’m trying ahead to going toe-to-toe with Danny. I’m staying in form and I’m targeted. I hit exhausting, he hits exhausting, so there’s going to be a knockout whether or not we search for it or not.
“I wish to combat the perfect of the perfect. I don’t duck or dodge anybody. I don’t care in regards to the document. I practice to win. That is an attention-grabbing combat with Danny and it’s a combat the followers are going to wish to see. Danny was the right choose for this opponent.
“I do know what I’m able to and I do know what I can do. Crucial factor is staying targeted in coaching. I really feel like that is probably the most motivated I’ve been because the starting of my profession. I’m working exhausting for my daughters. It’s not about me anymore.”
ANGEL GARCIA, Danny’s Father and Coach
“Danny is ideal for 154 kilos. It’s a brand new period for him and it’s time. There’s a time for every part and our time is now. We now have an ideal opponent who’s going to return convey the combat to us. He’s bought the Mexican blood and we’ve bought the Puerto Rican blood, so it’s going to be fireworks on July 30.
“Danny is prepared for 154. He’s prepared for all the large names. We don’t run from anyone. Loads of these fighters speak lots, effectively now we’re right here for them.
“Pay your invoice and lock in to SHOWTIME on July 30. We’re going to present everybody a present. If not, make it out to the Barclays Heart, as a result of it doesn’t get any higher than huge fights in Brooklyn.”
JOSE BENAVIDEZ SR., Jose’s Father and Coach
“It’s an honor to go up in opposition to Danny Garcia and his dad. He’s one in every of my favourite fighters, however on the finish of the day, now we have to place work in. We’ve been working exhausting, as a result of we’re going to present the followers what they need. I’m predicting a knockout. We’d like a knockout to progress within the rankings. Jose has to not simply win the combat, however he has to look spectacular. Each fighters want this combat.
“Danny has an important left hook and he’s very highly effective. We’ve seen what he’s accomplished and we all know what we’re entering into. We’re dealing with an animal, however we’re prepared to present the folks what they need.
“Jose Jr. has matured lots and he’s prepared. He’s motivated to present his youngsters a greater life. After I see how motivated Jr. is, it motivates me too. We’re prepared to present everybody what they need. Somebody is getting knocked out.
“I do know Danny is coming in very robust, however we’re giving the followers what they deserve. We’re aiming to present everybody the Combat of the 12 months. We now have to be spectacular. I do know the Garcias are coaching very exhausting, however we want this combat. We now have to present it our all.”
STEPHEN ESPINOZA, President of SHOWTIME SPORTS
“We’re thrilled to welcome Danny Garcia again to SHOWTIME, in addition to Jose Benavidez Jr. These are two all-action fighters bringing an important matchup of kinds to this bout.
“For SHOWTIME and Danny, this can be a little bit of a throwback. It was virtually 10 years in the past in October 2012 when Danny headlined the primary combat card at Barclays Heart and headlined his first time on SHOWTIME. It’s not an exaggeration to say that he’s been instrumental in serving to Barclays Heart construct the profile that they’ve and set up it as an actual dwelling of boxing on the East Coast.
“Danny is without doubt one of the most fun and in style fighters of his technology. He’s fought everybody and anybody. His resume speaks for itself. True to type, in his first combat at 154-pounds, he was not in search of a simple combat. And he has a really worthy challenger in entrance of him in Jose Benavidez Jr.
“Benavidez is a tricky, skilled fighter with lots of expertise and lots of KOs. He’s going to convey a fan-friendly fashion. These are two thrilling fighters who can do all of it. With these kinds and the depth that they bring about, that is going to be one of the thrilling fights of the summer season.
“These fighters are each educated skillfully by their fathers, with Angel and Jose Sr. having guided their sons their entire careers. Add in Adam Kownacki and Gary Antuanne Russell on the SHOWTIME televised card and this will likely be an evening stuffed with motion and worthy of the excessive customary SHOWTIME and Barclays Heart have set.”