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Angel Garcia vs. Willy Silva: Analysis and Predictions

This fight will be a real challenge for Angel Garcia.

He's already gone on record as saying that Puerto Rican fans are too violent for him to say things as crazy as he usually does. And given that this is supposed to open up Puerto Rico to accepting Danny, he can hardly make the sort of crass racial statements and hateful jabs that are his staples. So how is he going to get into Mauricio Herrera's mind?

The lazy answer (that I will not sink to) is that he won't; he'll be civil, complimentary even, and let Danny do the talking with his fists against an outclassed opponent. But that's not Angel's style, and it's too easy.

My guess is that he'll start by denigrating Herrera's opposition, comparing it negatively to Danny's. He might bring up Danny's amateur record, he might pump up Matthysse. Then he'll riff on his Puerto Rican heritage and try to undermine Herrera's audience support. A little flattery here will work wonders. Lastly, he'll plant the seeds of doubt, distracting us with some technically true but misleading statements (Danny might go southpaw! Danny watches Klitschko videos before breakfast!) before seeming to let slip some secret that is completely false (Danny's working very hard on the bolo p- Oops, I've said too much!)

Willy Silva is a good, no-nonsense trainer, but I don't think he has the skills to counter Angel, nor the offensive ability to set up traps of his own. I figure this matchup stays competitive only as long as he can keep his temper in the face of a barrage of well-aimed bullshit by Angel Garcia - but he's simply out of his league here, and sooner or later Angel will land a telling jab and break down his opponent.

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Danny couldn't hear in one ear for two weeks after this fight.
 

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