Danny and Angel Garcia comment on Rod Salka bout being non-title

Phil Jay 31/07/2014

The news that Danny Garcia would not be able to put his WBC and WBA light-welterweight titles on the line against Rod Salka next weekend is no big deal, according to the champ and his trainer/father Angel.

Garcia, 26, was hoping for another defence of his unified belts after just squeezing past Mauricio Herrera in March, but aims to do a job on Salka regardless as bigger fights remain on the horizon.

“The last mandatory I knew I had was Lucas Matthysse, but as far as the rankings though, I don’t really pay attention to that,” said Garcia.

“To me, it doesn’t matter, title fight or not, at the end of the day it’s my show and I’m going to put on a great performance for the fans.

“I can guarantee one thing, on Aug. 9 it’s going to be an exciting fight and people who don’t watch it are going to miss out.”

Angel Garcia added his thoughts by saying: “I wasn’t disappointed about it not being a title fight, there’s nothing we can do. Everybody has a job, I’m here to train Danny and he’s here to fight.”

Garcia v Salka forms part of a triple-header at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 9 as the clash is joined by IBF title holder Lamont Peterson facing Edgar Santana and the vacant WBA middleweight bout between Danny Jacobs and Jarrod Fletcher.

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