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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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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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June 17, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
North Philadelphia's Danny Garcia has talked longingly about moving up seven pounds to fight as a welterweight, and on Aug. 1 he will get that opportunity. Garcia (30-0, 17 knockouts) gave up his World Boxing Council super-lightweight belt last week. He will make his debut at 147 pounds when he headlines a card against veteran Paulie Malignaggi at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The fight will be televised on ESPN. "I'm looking forward to getting in the ring again and putting on a great show for the East Coast fans in attendance and the fans watching all over the world," Garcia said.
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May 17, 2013 | By BERNARD FERNANDEZ, For the Daily News
THE BROKEN bones have healed. He no longer is confined to a wheelchair. But the wounds to Rock Allen's mind and spirit aren't quite as visible, and they continue to hurt him in ways that may be beyond absolute repair. Allen, the North Philadelphian who was the 140-pound representative on the 2004 U.S. Olympic boxing team that competed in Athens, Greece, was 15-0 with seven knockouts as a professional when he was involved in a horrific automobile accident on June 7, 2011, that nearly killed him. He has not fought since he scored a unanimous, six-round decision over Adan Hernandez on April 10, 2009, in Tucson, Ariz., and, although he has not officially announced his retirement from boxing, it seems highly likely that he never again will be seen doing his thing in the ring.
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April 14, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Danny Garcia was seeking to recapture the momentum he gained in September 2013. That's when Garcia, the WBC and WBA junior-welterweight champion, gave power-puncher Lucas Matthysse a boxing lesson on his way to a unanimous decision in Las Vegas. Another dominant victory Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn over Lamont Peterson, the IBF junior-welterweight champion, would have reignited the excitement that has died down somewhat regarding the undefeated Garcia over the last year.
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April 9, 2009 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Memphis assistant coach Lamont Peterson yesterday disputed a published report that Tigers guard Tyreke Evans has decided whether he will enter his name in the NBA draft. "That report was incorrect," Peterson said when asked about a story by FoxSports.com in which Evans was quoted as saying he was leaving school after coach John Calipari moved on to Kentucky. "No decision has been made. " The 6-foot-6 Evans, a native of Chester who attended American Christian, averaged 17.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.9 assists as Memphis went 33-4 this past season.
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February 25, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Eric Hunter and Rock Allen, both of Philadelphia, have qualified for the 2004 Olympic box-offs in Cleveland by winning their brackets at the team trials last weekend in Tunica, Miss. Hunter qualified in the bantamweight division (119 pounds), while Allen advanced in the light-welterweight division (141 pounds). Hunter beat Kevin Hudgins of Pensacola, Fla., 20-12, in the opening round of the tournament to move into the champions' bracket. He then lost on points to Torrence Daniels of Fort Carson, Colo.
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November 10, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
ATLANTIC CITY - Oscar De La Hoya was his typical promotional self after watching his business partner, friend and former adversary take a 12-round beatdown at the hands of Sergey Kovalev early yesterday morning. The Golden Boy Promotions leader congratulated Bernard Hopkins - a minority partner in the company - on surviving 12 rounds at the age of 49. De La Hoya fielded questions about future fights for boxers under the Golden Boy umbrella, including Juniata Park's own Danny Garcia.
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April 3, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The paydays being talked about for the May 2 megafight between welterweights Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are so outlandish that boxing simply cannot be discussed without them coming up. Philadelphia's Danny Garcia could earn millions in a bout with Pacquiao or Mayweather in the near future. However, before that, the owner of the WBC and WBA junior-welterweight crowns has some business of his own to finish. On April 11, Garcia will put his undefeated record (29-0, 17 knockouts)
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June 17, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
THE LONG-ANTICIPATED jump from the junior welterweight division up to the welterweight class is finally here for Juniata Park's Danny "Swift" Garcia. Garcia, 27, had long been rumored to move up to the highly talented 147-pound class after fighting two non-title bouts at weights between the two classes. He hasn't defended his WBA or WBC junior welterweight world titles since March 2014. On Aug. 1, Garcia will at last make his welterweight debut after spending his eight-year career in the junior welterweight class.
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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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June 17, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
North Philadelphia's Danny Garcia has talked longingly about moving up seven pounds to fight as a welterweight, and on Aug. 1 he will get that opportunity. Garcia (30-0, 17 knockouts) gave up his World Boxing Council super-lightweight belt last week. He will make his debut at 147 pounds when he headlines a card against veteran Paulie Malignaggi at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The fight will be televised on ESPN. "I'm looking forward to getting in the ring again and putting on a great show for the East Coast fans in attendance and the fans watching all over the world," Garcia said.
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June 17, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
THE LONG-ANTICIPATED jump from the junior welterweight division up to the welterweight class is finally here for Juniata Park's Danny "Swift" Garcia. Garcia, 27, had long been rumored to move up to the highly talented 147-pound class after fighting two non-title bouts at weights between the two classes. He hasn't defended his WBA or WBC junior welterweight world titles since March 2014. On Aug. 1, Garcia will at last make his welterweight debut after spending his eight-year career in the junior welterweight class.
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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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April 14, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Danny Garcia was seeking to recapture the momentum he gained in September 2013. That's when Garcia, the WBC and WBA junior-welterweight champion, gave power-puncher Lucas Matthysse a boxing lesson on his way to a unanimous decision in Las Vegas. Another dominant victory Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn over Lamont Peterson, the IBF junior-welterweight champion, would have reignited the excitement that has died down somewhat regarding the undefeated Garcia over the last year.
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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 12, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson enter the ring at the Barclays Center adorned in the three junior-welterweight belts they own, none will be in danger of changing hands. For a little more than a year, pitting North Philadelphia's 27-year-old Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs), the WBA and WBC champion at 140 pounds, against Peterson, the 31-year-old IBF champ (32-2-1, 17 KOs), has been one of the championship fights fans have called for. They'll receive a portion of their wish Saturday when the two square off at a catch weight (143 pounds)
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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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April 3, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, For the Daily News
A LOUD BELL rang, signaling the end of the 3-minute round Danny Garcia was shadowboxing in the ring at his DSG gym yesterday on Jasper Street in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia. Garcia, who had just finished talking to reporters before his official media workout, had finished three of these rounds already, with a 30-to-40-second break between each. Outside the ring, Danny's father and trainer, Angel Garcia, was still holding court with a throng of pundits. This was the case, too, before Danny had even arrived at the gym. And that's how it usually goes.
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April 3, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The paydays being talked about for the May 2 megafight between welterweights Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are so outlandish that boxing simply cannot be discussed without them coming up. Philadelphia's Danny Garcia could earn millions in a bout with Pacquiao or Mayweather in the near future. However, before that, the owner of the WBC and WBA junior-welterweight crowns has some business of his own to finish. On April 11, Garcia will put his undefeated record (29-0, 17 knockouts)
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