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Father and Son: Danny and Angel Garcia

Danny Garcia and his father-trainer Angel have a special bond that goes back to the day of Danny's birth, and the two of them have carved out a path to success in boxing.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Danny Garcia: "When I was five, I lived on this street, and we had to walk to school about a whole mile up. And every day, on the way back, me and my brother used to fight other people. We used to fight every day. My dad, you know, we grew up watching boxing together. He used to be like, 'Hey, Danny, put your hands up, shadowbox, do this, do that.' We'd watch Tyson fights."

Angel Garcia: "I used to ask him, 'Danny, could you beat Tyson up?' 'Yeah, I could beat him, daddy! Why not?' He used to believe it, too."

Danny: "I first walked into the boxing gym when I was seven, and they said I couldn't box, because they said I was too young. So I came back when I was ten years old with my dad, and we kinda learned together."

Angel: "I always knew Danny had it, because I used to take him to tournaments, and he'd be in the ring, 'Wow, that kid,' you know, they thought he was white. 'Wow, that white boy can fight!' I know everybody loves their children, but it's a special love I have for him. When Danny was born, he was born with the umbilical cord around his neck, basically he was suffocating, he was hanging himself. So when he was born... When the doctor told me that they heard him breathing again, I was like, wow. So I knew right then, Danny was gifted. He's not the child that he was, but I still always think that he's my little son."

Danny: "He tries to protect me. Still thinks I'm a little kid, but I let him do him. That's just the way he is. He's an outspoken person."

Angel: "I just make everybody hate me and love him."

Danny: "He does the talking and I do the fighting. He's my best friend. He's my dad and my best friend. He's inspirational because he beat cancer."

Angel: "Throat cancer. When I went to the hospital, I was in the dying stages. Stage four in cancer is the dying stages."

Danny: "When he was going through it, like, I always looked at it like, he's gonna be OK. That's my dad. You know, you look at your dad like Superman."

Angel: "I said, I'm not gonna die. I'm gonna take care of my children. That's what made me a strong man today. I love my children."

Danny: "Now that I look back on it, man, he could have really died. That's when I started to understand life and how serious it was. We just became even fighter. If my dad could beat cancer, I can beat anybody. I used that every time I step into the ring."

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