Amir Khan and Danny Garcia held the opening press conference for their upcoming junior welterweight title fight today in Los Angeles. Khan may not have a chance for immediate revenge against Lamont Peterson, but he’ll have a chance to regain a major belt by taking on the undefeated “Swift” Garcia. Right here, you can find a collection of quotes from Khan, Garcia and their teams as they begin preparations to meet one another this summer.
Garcia vs. Khan Press Conference Pictures
Amir “King” Khan, Former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion
“I have seen him fight and he has a dangerous style. He is tough, but he has never faced anyone like me.
“When I beat your son, am I still going to be overrated? Maybe it’s Danny who is the one who is overrated. (Speaking to Danny Garcia’s trainer and father Angel Garcia in response to be accused of being overrated.)
“I promise you this is going to be a good fight. This is going to be a legendary fight.”
Danny “Swift” Garcia, WBC Super Lightweight World Champion
“Khan is a great fighter. I’m a great fighter. When you put two great fighters together, you have to fight your best to get the win.
“This is a big fight, but every fight is a big fight for me.
“I bring blood, sweat and tears. Literally I brought tears at my last fight.
“You haven’t seen the best of Danny Garcia.”
Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions
“Khan has proven himself over and over against champions and legends. He is now the most popular fighter in the U.K. and Danny Garcia is a champion who recently fought a legend in Erik Morales.
“You have to take your hat off to both fighters because they didn’t have to take such a tough fight.
“It will be an exciting night at Mandalay Bay.”
Freddie Roach, Khan’s Trainer
“This is a big fight. It’s the best fighting the best.”
Angel Garcia, Garcia’s Father/Trainer
“We are having a great camp.
“Khan is an overrated fighter. We are coming out here to fight the best. You want young fighters to come out and fight to prove themselves and that’s what we have on July 14.
Tony Walker, Director of Affiliate Relations of HBO Sports
“We are delighted to put together such a high profile fight.
“Khan vs. Garcia,” a 12-round super lightweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The fight will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT in the United States and live on Sky Sports 1HD in the United Kingdom at 1:00 a.m. GMT on July 15.