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Puerto Rico is my blood: Danny Garcia takes on Mauricio Herrera in Puerto Rico

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Saturday, March. 15, Danny Garcia (27-0) will take on Mauricio Herrera (20-3) in defense of Garcia's WBA and WBC light welterweight titles. The championship bout is set to take place in the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and will be televised on Showtime.

For Garcia, the bout will be special due to the fact that it is the first time he will be fighting in Puerto Rico, where both of his parents are from. According to, Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, stated

"Danny has talked to me for the last year and a half, saying, 'We have to look at doing one of my fights in Puerto Rico.' This is something he really wanted so, finally, I felt that this was a great opportunity for Danny to go to Puerto Rico and defend his title," Schaefer told "I am sure Puerto Rico will welcome him with open arms. He wants to represent the U.S. and Puerto Rico, given the heritage that he has. I am happy to be able to fulfill his dream to bring him to the island and have him fight there."

From a risk management standpoint, the match up is a risk for Garcia as a loss would be detrimental to all of the momentum he has created to this point in his career. With Garcia defeating most of the notable contenders in his division, the next likely move will be for him to move up to welterweight within his next two fights, which would allow him to seek out bigger matchups with enormous payday potential. However, a loss would surely be harmful to his extremely rising stock within the boxing community.

On the other hand, Herrera has nothing to lose and much to gain from the opportunity as he is a huge underdog heading into the match up. However, one must not look past Herrera as he has fought notable contenders such as Kareem Mayfield (18-0-1) and Mike Alvarado (34-2). Even more, Herrera pulled off a victory over Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2), who now holds a WBO light welterweight title.

Consequently, it is imperative that Garcia does not look past this fight as Herrera has the experience to pull off the upset victory.

In the end, Garcia's team is looking to spark further interest from the Puerto Rican community with an impressive victory as their is no other current day fighter outside of Miguel Cotto that has captured the hearts of the Puerto Rican people. It is no secret that the Puerto Rican community is a huge market within the boxing business and Garcia's expansion into the market could create enormous monetary rewards if he could truly capture their attention.


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