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Angel Garcia frustrated by WBC's order

Angel Garcia isn't taking the WBC's mandated title defense against Amir Khan too kindly, believing his son shouldn't have to face Khan again.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

After hearing the news that the WBC is mandating Danny Garcia to defend his welterweight title against Amir Khan by June, Angel Garcia expresses his frustration. He's puzzled by the WBC's order, believing his son should be allowed to move on to bigger and better things.

"I don't see nothing there," Garcia told "(If they fight) it's going to be a repeat of the same thing again. Danny will knock Khan out. I'm not underestimating him but...I don't want to get into the WBC politics. Danny is the champ. But I don't see nothing happening there, in my opinion. I don't think we're even looking at that, honestly. Why would we fight Khan? There are bigger names out there right now. Khan had his time. He made a lot of money in boxing. I don't know why he stood around waiting for Floyd (Mayweather) to fight. It never happened. I don't see (this fight) taking place."

Of course shortly after saying he doesn't see the fight with Khan happening, he admits they have no plans of either being stripped or vacating their newly-won title, and that they'll abide by the WBC's order if forced to.

"We're not trying to go on bad terms with nobody," Garcia said of the WBC. "Were not trying to do that. Why would you be the champ and then vacate the belt? That's disrespecting the boxing world. If we have to do it then we have to do what we have to do. But I'm just saying I don't see nothing there for me. (But) we're not going to run from anybody. We're not scared of (Khan)."

It seems to me Khan is finally in a good position to dictate his next move. He's recently been quoted as saying that he believes the time is finally right to face rival countryman Kell Brook (although those negotiations have been going nowhere fast), and he has the option of forcing Garcia's hand for a WBC title shot if that better suits him. Either way, given the timing of everything that has to take place, we should know what's in store sooner than later.

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