By Press Release | August 07, 2014

With just days to go until their respective bouts, fighters on the "Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka" fight card hosted a final press conference Thursday at Barclays Center before they fight this Saturday, August 9. Here is what unified jr. welterweight champion Danny Garcia had to say Thursday:

DANNY GARCIA, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion

"This is my third fight at Barclays Center and it feels like my home honestly. I love the atmosphere here. It was a privilege to be the first fighter to fight for a world title here.

"I ran hundreds of miles and sparred hundreds of rounds; this is the opportunity of a lifetime for Rod Salka and he knows what's at stake, but I trained like this is my last fight and I overlook nobody.

"All of the fights I've been in have prepared me for this fight and to be the person I am today. I feel like a young vet. I'm going to come here Saturday night and handle my business. We're going to call it the 'Danny Garcia Show' - 'The Purge'.

"My dad is my main motivation. If my dad can beat cancer, there's nothing I can't beat. That's my main motivation and that's the hunger and the fire in my heart.

"I'm a boxer because I love to fight. It's in my heart. Sometimes I win a fight and I forget to pick up my check. That's how much I love boxing."

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"GARCIA VS. SALKA," a 10-round welterweight bout on Saturday, August 9, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. In the co-main event, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Dibella Entertainment, IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Lamont Peterson puts his title on the line against Edgar Santana in a 12-round championship bout. Opening the telecast, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Greg Cohen Promotions, Brooklyn's own Daniel Jacobs takes on Jarrod Fletcher for the vacant WBA Middleweight World Title. The event will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., will air live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT) and will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).

Live preliminary fights on SHOWTIME EXTREME begin at 7 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) and feature Sadam Ali defending his WBO NABO Intercontinental Welterweight Championship against Jeremy Bryan. Also featured will be a 10-round lightweight bout between Anthony Peterson and against Edgar Riovalle plus undefeated super lightweight Zachary Ochoa taking on Luis Cervantes in a swing bout.

Tickets priced at $250, $125, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges are on sale now at,, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-745-3000 and at the American Express Box Office. For group tickets, please call 800-GROUP-BK.

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