Garcia Burgos Media Workout Quotes and Photos
ORANGE, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2014)
Two-time word title challenger and current No.1 contender Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-2, 20 KOs) if Tijuana, Mexico looks to unseat undefeated WBO Junior Lightweight champion and 2013 fighter of the Year nominee Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KOs) on Saturday, Jan 25. The fight will be televised live from the Theather at Madison Square Garden in New York, on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 pm. ET/PT.
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Both camps participated in a media workout from New York, earlier today. Here are the highlights.
Garcia camp is talking about fighting Pacquiao – your thoughts?
Burgos: I know they are talking about him, but it is not a reality. He is not there yet. Pacquiao? Gamboa? He is not there yet. He has a long way to go.
Would you be interested in Gamboa and Pacquiao if you get by Garcia on Saturday night?
Burgos: I would like to face them, but I am a realist and I have a long way to go. I am still maturing as a fighter. I am still a young fighter and I have a lot to learn.
You got a draw in your last fight. Do you feel you need a knockout to win?
Burgos:I am not going to go for a knockout, but the knockout may come. I am well prepared and I am in the best condition of my life so I will just go in the right and fight my fight.
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