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January 29, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
Danny Garcia's world title defense against Zab Judah has been rescheduled for April 27 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Garcia, of North Philadelphia, injured a rib in sparring on Sunday, forcing the postponement of his scheduled Feb. 9 fight. The fight will be for Garcia's unified light welterweight titles. Tickets purchased for the Feb. 9 fight will be honored on April 27. The fight will be televised by Showtime.  
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April 14, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, For the Daily News
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Danny Garcia and his father, Angel, sat next to each other at the podium inside the Barclays Center media room and took on questions. It was 2 hours after the fight had ended, and Juniata Park's Danny "Swift" Garcia was wearing a pair of designer sunglasses and a DSG hat. His face was battered from an onslaught by Lamont Peterson in the final five rounds, but he was smiling nonetheless. Garcia won Saturday night by majority decision (115-113, 115-113 and 114-114)
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November 29, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia, of Philadelphia, will fight Zab Judah on Feb. 9 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Garcia announced the fight on his Twitter feed Wednesday night. Garcia, 24, is 25-0 with 16 knockouts. Judah, 35, has a 42-7 record. He has 29 knockouts. The fight originally was scheduled for January.  
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August 1, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sometime before he departs for New York on Tuesday night, a member of Danny Garcia's camp will reach into the boxing champion's glass trophy case and grab his title belts. The belts will be packed into a duffel bag before they leave Garcia's Bensalem home. They will be flaunted at news conferences, workouts, and autograph signings leading up to the Aug. 9 fight against Rod Salka at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The belts will be carried into the ring by Garcia's cornermen, but they won't be on the line.
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April 11, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
IBF junior-welterweight champion Lamont Peterson knows that he and Danny Garcia had vastly different outcomes against a common opponent, Lucas Matthyesse. Don't read anything into it heading into Saturday's non-title fight with Garcia, Peterson said. "At the end of the day it makes no difference," said Peterson (33-2-1, 17 knockouts). "You can match it up many different ways, different fighters - it never makes any sense. There are so many situations and incidents throughout boxing history that tell you that makes no sense.
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July 17, 2012 | BY STEVE CARP and For the Daily News
LAS VEGAS — Danny Garcia's left hook showed up just in time Saturday night. And he used it to unlock the door that leads to superstardom. The undefeated Philadelphia junior welterweight showed the world he's the real deal with his fourth-round stoppage of Amir Khan, taking his WBA title in the process while retaining his WBC belt at Mandalay Bay Events Center. "This is so big for me," Garcia said after he dropped Khan with a big, looping left hook late in the third round, then used the left to knock him down twice in the fourth round.
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September 17, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS - Danny Garcia just wanted to figure out his vacation destination. He usually goes to an island or resort after a fight, but the Juniata Park native said he might start his vacation by staying an extra day here to celebrate. He pounded out an impressive, unanimous decision over Lucas Matthysse to retain his unified light welterweight titles Saturday. While Garcia wondered about his getaway plans, everyone else in the MGM Grand seemed to be fixated on the 25-year-old's chances to square off with Floyd Mayweather.
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April 26, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Danny Garcia follows his father up the narrow, wooden staircase at Harrowgate Boxing Club in Juniata Park. Angel Garcia has led his son into the rugged gym on East Venango Street since 1998, when Angel Garcia saw boxing as a way to be a better father after his release from prison. This is the only gym the father and son, the unified light-welterweight world champion, have ever called home. But after Saturday night they will bid Harrowgate farewell. Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KOs)
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April 13, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Danny Garcia opened an early lead against Lamont Peterson and held on to win a majority decision in their nontitle bout in front of 12,300 fans at Barclays Center on Saturday night. Garcia, who won the early rounds but was clearly taking a beating late, won on the cards, 115-113, 115-113, and 114-114. With the win, Garcia, the WBA and WBC super-welterweight champ, improved to 30-0. Peterson, the IBF super-welterweight titlist, saw his record fall to 33-3-1. Fighting at a catch weight of 143 pounds, Peterson, who spent plenty of the fight early on his toes and keeping his distance, settled down in the later rounds and was the better puncher.
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April 6, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Angel Garcia draped his left arm around the shoulders of his son, world champion Danny "Swift" Garcia, and smacked his son's chest with his right hand. With each thud, Angel Garcia's voice grew louder. His son, Angel Garcia said, is all he cares about. "This is a new era of fighters," Angel Garcia said Thursday afternoon at Juniata Park's Harrowgate Boxing Club. "Swift is the champ of the world. Everyone else is just an opponent to the champ. " And the champ will meet his next opponent on April 27 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, where Danny Garcia will defend his unified light-welterweight world titles in a 12-round bout against Brooklyn's Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KOs)
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August 4, 2015 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, For the Daily News
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - It has been said that there is a lot of infighting in politics. It also has been said that there is a lot of politicking in boxing. If those familiar axioms are at least somewhat true, then Danny "Swift" Garcia's ninth-round technical knockout of faded, two-division former world champion Paulie Malignaggi Saturday night in the Barclays Center at least somewhat resembled what figures to take place during the 10-candidate debate involving 10 Republican presidential hopefuls Thursday night in Cleveland.
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August 3, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Danny Garcia, with flashy accessories dotting his otherwise all-white outfit, was hard to miss at the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill on Thursday. Dark sunglasses covered most of his face. A light blue hat covered his head. A gold "DSG" chain, standing for Danny "Swift" Garcia, hung around his neck and drooped to the middle of his torso. "You know boxing is all about entertainment," Garcia said. "That's what makes you stand out. " Garcia, a soft spoken 27-year-old from North Philadelphia, does most of his talking in the ring.
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August 3, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - They stepped into the ring at 10:09 p.m. Saturday, Danny Garcia with a career ahead of him, and Paulie Malignaggi with a career to save. Their contrasting styles, personalities, and career arcs clashed at the Barclays Center, and Garcia won by technical knockout in the ninth round. Garcia, the undefeated 27-year-old, was looking to punch his way closer to superstardom. Malignaggi, 34, was looking to, if for just for one night, disprove the prevailing opinion that he should have retired 16 months ago. Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs)
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August 1, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The story behind the 16-month layoff between Paulie Malignaggi's last fight and Saturday's is simple: He thought his boxing career was over. The former champion traded his spot in the ring for a seat alongside it, and settled into a TV gig with Showtime that began in 2012. But as he sparred with friends preparing for their own fights, the 34-year-old thought he had something left. And when he was presented with the chance to fight the undefeated Danny Garcia in his hometown of Brooklyn at the Barclays Center, it was an easy decision.
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July 29, 2015 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, For the Daily News
BOXING, LIKE EVERY sport, is about numbers. And, for now-former WBA/WBC super lightweight champion Danny "Swift" Garcia, the most important number concerning his career remains impressive at first glance. It's hard to argue with a 30-0 record that includes 17 victories inside the distance. Garcia, 27, is still undefeated, still widely considered an elite fighter, and he and his trainer-father, Angel, still believe the Philadelphia-born fighter with Puerto Rican roots can be as good or better than he ever was. Yet . . . Garcia, who faces former two-division world titlist Paulie Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs)
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July 24, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two members of Danny Garcia's team tied a white string across the ring, and the fighter went to work on Wednesday afternoon. Garcia started slowly, shuffling from one corner to the other, casually ducking under the string and throwing warm-up punches at the air. Then his feet picked up speed, and he grunted with every punch. When he got to the corner in front of a group of photographers, Garcia yelled through a three-punch combination and drowned out the music playing from the back of the gym. With his first welterweight fight coming up against Paulie Malignaggi on Aug. 1 in Brooklyn, Wednesday offered a sneak peek at the bigger and, according to him, better Danny Garcia.
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July 24, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, For the Daily News
STANDING INSIDE the DSG Boxing Gym on Jasper Avenue in North Philadelphia, with fight posters from past victories lining the walls, Danny "Swift" Garcia doesn't believe his change of scenery affects his deftness in the ring. To Garcia, the only difference between this training spot and a crusty, old school gym is that those grimy places have rats and "give you worms. " While his training might not be different here, there is one thing that has changed for Garcia: his weight class.
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July 12, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles Ramey had grown weary of his former boxer sending emissaries to speak for him, so when "Hammerin' " Hank Lundy finally showed up at the Marion Anderson Recreational center at 740 S. 17th St. to speak to him, he was all ears. "I needed to talk with him, I needed to clear the air," said Lundy, 31. "We were really good together. " That they were. Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs) won his first 16 professional fights with Ramey as his trainer before they parted ways. They'll reunite this weekend as Lundy takes on Mauricio Herrera (21-5, 7 KOs)
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June 25, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
PAULIE MALIGNAGGI understands the move Danny Garcia is making. With nothing left to prove at the light welterweight division, and with making weight becoming an issue, Malignaggi jumped up to welterweight (147 pounds) in 2010 at the age of 30. Known as a soft puncher, the former IBF light welterweight champion won the WBA title in just his fourth welterweight fight, a technical knockout over previously undefeated Vyacheslav Senchenko. Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs) lost the title just over a year later, dropping a split decision to Adrien Broner.
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June 25, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Danny Garcia contends that less of him left more to be desired, particularly when it came to punching power. That's why Garcia said he's moving up and leaving one of his titles in the 140-pound weight class behind to make his welterweight debut on Aug. 1 against former two-time world champion Paulie Malignaggi at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. "For the first time in a long time, I can worry about training to get better and not training to lose weight," Garcia, the super-lightweight champ who has struggled to make weight, said Tuesday during a teleconference.
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