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Garcia to Thurman: Be careful what you wish for!

Thurman asked for the fight, and now Garcia says he’ll have to deal with everything that comes with it.

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

WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia says Keith Thurman is going to get exactly what he was asking for after repeatedly calling him out to unify titles. Garcia happens to be the slight underdog at this point but he’s ready to put all that to bed once March 4th rolls around.

When the two fighters met face to face during the opening press conference, things got a little chippy, as you might expect, when the two fighters exchanged words during their face off.

“I just had to tell Keith to be careful what he wished for. He wanted this fight, but now that he’s got it, you have to deal with me,” said Garcia.

Then when asked about he’ll approach the fight with Thurman, Garcia says he’s going to do whatever he has to do in order to get the win but that he won’t get out of character inside the ring.

“I’m going to take this one round at a time to get the victory. If the knockout comes, it comes. I’m not going out of my element. I’m going to do what I do best.

“We’re definitely going to work the body. But we’ll work the head too, wherever we can hit him. We’re just working smart and hard in camp. Nothing is changing from past camps. We’re going to put in work.

With this fight slated to be aired on CBS, it’s a big fight that has the potential to put boxing front page and center on a huge network for a national audience - all to no cost to the viewer. That in and of itself is a rarity in boxing, so let’s count our few blessings.

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