This Weekend’s Guerrero-Garcia Fight Is Why You Should Still Be Excited About Boxing

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The retirement of Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and the near retirement of Manny Pacquiao might mean that boxing has changed forever, but the sport remains just as exciting. No, I’m not just talking about Saúl “Canelo” Alvarez and the Kazakh destroyer Gennady Golovkin. This Saturday, in fact, undefeated Boricua boxer Danny Garcia will face off against Mexican-American fighter Robert “the Ghost” Guerrero, in what should be a very entertaining fight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Danny Garcia retired Mexican former champion Erik “Terrible” Morales after destroying him on two occasions, and he was also the main event of the Mayweather-Canelo undercard in September 2014.

Robert Guerrero on the other hand, has been involved in many exciting and bloody fights, with his biggest (and probably most boring) fight being the one against Mayweather in a one-sided decision loss in 2013.

If the promise of a great and interesting fight still doesn’t convince you, perhaps this will: Ángel Garcia and Ruben Guerrero, the fathers of the boxers, are probably two of the most interesting characters in the sport. While both boxers have a rather calm demeanor, the pops don’t hold back at all: they shit talk in press conferences, make promises in the name of their respective sons, and love to be in the spotlight. Just watching these two guys (especially one against the other) pre- and post-fight will make the bout worthy of your time.