Following his disappointing loss to Shawn Porter this past weekend, Danny Garcia talks to media members about the fight which can be viewed above in full, thanks Fight Hub TV. Check out some excerpts of the presser below...
Danny Garcia on the fight:
“It was a tough fight. I thought it was a close fight, I thought it went my way but the judges didn’t see it my way. I guess I’m on to the next.”
“I don’t really remember what round it was but, laceration on my head, bumps right here, busted my lip, my nose. So his head did more damage than his punches. I mean he threw more punches than me but I landed the cleaner shots and I thought that would be enough to win the fight.”
On if he was surprised by Porter starting the fight by trying to box instead of fight him:
“I knew he was gonna try to do something like how my last opponent did...I was already prepared for that, the way he came out...”
On if he feels like he was just in the ring with a football player:
“Yeah, definitely. I mean, you know, it is what it is. That’s the way he fights. You know, he got an ugly style and it is what it is.”
On what’s next for him:
“You know, I don’t know how to feel right now. I’m a true champion so I just gotta sit back and see what’s next for me to be honest with you.”
On if he takes any consolation away from this loss being a close one:
“I just gotta sit back and think about what I’ma do next. You know, it’s a tough loss for me...I don’t know what’s next for me. It’s not really on my mind right now.”
On how close he felt the fight was:
“I thought it was close but I thought I landed the cleaner punches. You know, my defense was good, he didn’t really land no clean punches on my face. You know, he smothered and threw a lot of punches but it wasn’t effective...I mean if you look at the highlights, all they’re showing is my highlights. That’ll tell you everything.”
Angel Garcia on the fight:
“You seen the game plan. We didn’t lose that fight, bro. It’s all bullshit politics, that’s all it was...Danny ain’t lose that fight. Pitty-patting on the inside — that’s not making a fight. Danny landed the cleaner shots. We won the first 7 rounds easy!
“‘Cause when I’m in the ring I’m watching Danny, I’m watching his opponent. I’m being in the neutral corner ‘cause I gotta watch both fighters to see when Danny’s making mistakes...He did not win that, brother! That was all politic bullshit.
“We just gonna sell marijuana! That’s what we gonna do! Sell a lot of fuckin’ weed! You want some?!”