"Ain't nobody scared of him. I just got injured and that comes with the territory of boxing. We are in a contact sport. Some people break hands, pull muscles, and some break ribs. It's just what happens. I'm in the best shape of my life. I was only 5 pounds away from my weight when I got hurt. I felt great
Why would I be scared of him? He's a nobody
we gonna shut his mouth. I don't even know why he talking because he know he ain't gonna win (laughing). He talk more than a female. He sound like a female. Only females gossip like he is. He sounds like a female. He got female genetics, but we gonna handle that in April," stated unified jr. welterweight champion Danny Garcia, who spoke about his rib injury that forced the postponement of his fight and addressed recent comments made by Zab Judah. Check it out!
PC: A lot is being said about you right now; most of it coming from Zab Judah. Just explain the injury and how it happened if you can? From what I understand, you wanted to go ahead with the fight, but Angel brought in a doctor and said it was a no-go.
DG: The fight is not cancelled; it's just postponed to another date. We are gonna fight in April, so I wanted to clear that up first off. I suffered a rib injury last Saturday during sparring. When I got done sparring, I felt a pain in my side and I went and got an X-Ray and they said I had a bruised rib, which was a bruise in between my muscle and my rib, which is really painful. So every time I would work out or something, it would hurt me, so I said, "You know what? I'm going to give it another week to work itself out," and I tried to spar the following Saturday and I couldn't because the pain was too severe.
PC: I'm not sure if you have read some of the things Judah is saying, but one of the things he said is that he heard you weren't in shape and you're scared of him. Can you address that?
DG: I'm in the best shape of my life right now. Ain't nobody scared of him. I just got injured and that comes with the territory of boxing. We are in a contact sport. Some people break hands, pull muscles, and some break ribs. It's just what happens. I'm in the best shape of my life. I was only 5 pounds away from my weight when I got hurt. I felt great. I was in great shape and the best thing is the fight is still gonna happen. It's just gonna go down in April and I'm not pulling out of this fight for no other reason than the fact that I got hurt. I wanted to fight. Why would I be scared of him? He's a nobody!
PC: If memory serves me correct, this is the first fight you have ever had to pull out of, so it's not like people can say, "Danny Garcia always does this."
DG: Yeah, and I had to pull out of this one because I can't go into the ring at 50%. My ribs are hurt, so I can't even jog. Anybody that has had a bruised rib before knows exactly how I feel. It takes the same amount of time to heal as a broken rib. The only thing I can do is rest. I can't do anything to it or ice it or anything. The doctor said I gotta just sit around and do nothing.
PC: What was the time table you were given as far as training and getting back in the gym?
DG: 4 weeks, and it's already been 1 week, so 3 more weeks.
PC: Like I said, Zab had a lot to say on Twitter. I even think he went back and forth with your man Matthew. Is there anything you want to say directly to Zab at this point?
DG: Man, I ain't got nothing to say to him, but injuries happen in this sport. I was in the best shape I'm still in the best shape of my life, and I would never go into a championship fight out of shape or injured. I was in the best shape and I just got injured. But the fight is still happening, so I don't know why he is acting like the fight is not happening. We still fighting in April. He just gotta honestly, that gives him a little more time to be in the spotlight because after this fight, there ain't no more for him.
PC: I know Zab is the guy in front of you and you are only focused on him, but I saw so many tweets after the Lucas Matthysse knockout of Mike Dallas with people saying you were probably scared to death of Lucas. What did you think of the knockout and of Matthysse?
DG: I mean, he scored a good knockout. It was a clean shot. He did what he was supposed to do. Mike Dallas is my friend. I knew him since the amateurs. He's a good dude. But you know he did what he had to do. To me, he didn't really beat nobody. Every time he stepped up to a championship fight or a top level fighter, he lost. Even though it was controversial, it doesn't matter, he still lost. He is a good fighter, but if he want it, he can get it too.
PC: I won't keep you. I know you are resting up. I appreciate the time. Is there anything else you want to say before I let you go?
DG: No doubt, man. I will be back in April and we gonna shut everybody up and we gonna shut his mouth. I don't even know why he talking because he know he ain't gonna win (laughing). He talk more than a female. He sound like a female. Only females gossip like he is. He sounds like a female. He got female genetics, but we gonna handle that in April.
PC: Before I let you go, because I hate to just address the hate, you do have a lot of fans and support. Is there anything you want to leave them with?
DG: To all my fans, I'm sorry that I can't fight on February 9th because of my injury. Injuries happen in this sport. But on April 27th, it's going to be an epic night for me and my fans and we are gonna be on top of the world again. It's going to be easy work that day.
PC: No matter what you do, you are that guy that will always have doubters it appears.
DG: I'm always gonna be the underdog. It's crazy because all I do is keep winning. Whoever they put in front of me, I'm knocking out and they still never pick me, but I don't even care about that.
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