Khan-Garcia quotes from LA press conference

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.

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"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.

Tickets priced at $250, $200, $150, $100 and $50, not including applicable service charges, are available for purchase at the Mandalay Bay box office and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase or Tickets for fans traveling from the United Kingdom are available for purchase online at or by calling +44 (0)845 163 0845.


NEW YORK (June 5, 2012)—TOMORROW NIGHT!! The 87th annual Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) Awards Dinner will be streamed LIVE AND FOR FREE!! On

The awards dinner will take place from the Copacabana in New York City and some of the greatest boxers in the world will be honored.

Heading the program will be the awarding of the 2011 Fighter of the year to World Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward.

Ward had a stellar 2011 as he won the coveted World Boxing Classic with a terrific performance over Carl Froch in December.

Also in attendance will be WBC Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko who will be presented James A. Farley Honesty and Integrity Award. Klitschko and brother Wladimir are more than just world champions as they are true gentlemen and have done massive amounts of charity work all over the world.

Future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins will receive a special recognition for his breathtaking win over Jean Pascal last May to become the oldest man ever to win a world championship.

Hopkins’ good friend, Dewey Bozella receive the Bill Crawford Award for overcoming adversity.

Bozella spent twenty-five years in prison for a murder he did not commit only to make a successful pro debut at age fifty-two.

Ward’s trainer Virgil Hunter will pick up the Eddie Futch trainer of the year.

Delvin Rodriguez & Pawel Wolak will be on hand to receive the Fight of the Year from their scintillating fight that was ruled a draw last July in New York.

All of those great figures plus many other big names in boxing will be there and all will appear on the webcast for exclusive interviews.

“This is defiantly the biggest night in the sport & Jack Hirsch and his organization put on a great event every year”, said Director of Boxing Acquisitions and host of the live webcast Marc Abrams

“To have all of these great fighters and personalities being honored and present and under one roof is great. This is the top of the sport and to have everyone from up and coming Superstars like Andre Ward to men who have done it in Bernard Hopkins and Vitali Klitschko is something the fans around the world will really enjoy. This truly is the Academy Awards of boxing”

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Article posted on 05.06.2012

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