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Biofile: Danny Garcia Interview

By Scoop Malinowski

Status: WBC Welterweight champion. Pro record is 32-0 (18 KOs).

Ht: 5-8 1/2 Wt: 147

DOB: March 20, 1988 In: Philadelphia, PA

First Boxing Memory: “Walking into the boxing gym – Harrowgate Boxing Club – ten years old.”

Boxing Inspiration: “My family.”

Nicknames: “Swift – that’s about it.”

Last Book Read: “Aw man, I don”t even remember.”

Greatest Sports Moment: “Winning the world title (WBA/Ring Junior Welter – KO 4 Amir Khan in 2012). Shockin’ the world [smiles].”

Most Painful Moment: “I guess takin’ a punch [laughs].”

First Job: “Boxing.”

Current Car: “Cadillac. (Color?) White.”

Favorite Boxers To Watch: “Oscar De La Hoya. Floyd Mayweather. Prince Naseem Hamed. Carlos Ortiz. A lot of fighters.”

Favorite Sport Outside Boxing: “Football.”

Funny Boxing Memory: “Not really.”

Which Fight(s) Were You At Your Best, Your Finest Performance: “I guess all of ’em. 32-0.”

Was Beating Amir Khan Easier Than You Expected: “I knew it wasn’t gonna be easy, I knew it wasn’t gonna be hard. I knew I was prepared.”

When Did You Realize You Were Gonna Win? When Did You Realize That You Had Him: “As soon as I seen his shots, I knew it was gonna be in our favor.”

Last Vacation: “To Puerto Rico.”

Favorite Movie: “Titanic [smiles].”

People Qualities Most Admired: “I like to see people who are determined and never give up. Make it through adversity.”

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