Your guide to Philly's diverse creative scene, nightlife, music, food & more


Categories

Design

Features


Browse by


Categories


More Tags


Exclusive: Philly 360° Goes Inside The Ring With Undefeated Boxing Champ Danny Garcia (Video)

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • March 11, 2014
    • Philly 360° goes inside the ring with boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Philly 360° goes inside the ring with boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly
    • DJ Casper of Darkchild and boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • DJ Casper of Darkchild and boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly
    • Philly 360° goes inside the ring with boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Philly 360° goes inside the ring with boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly
    • Philly 360° goes inside the ring with boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Philly 360° goes inside the ring with boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly
    • Philly 360° goes inside the ring with boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Philly 360° goes inside the ring with boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly
    • Philly 360° goes inside the ring with boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Philly 360° goes inside the ring with boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly
    • Philly 360° goes inside the ring with boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Philly 360° goes inside the ring with boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly
    • Philly 360° goes inside the ring with boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Philly 360° goes inside the ring with boxing champion Danny Garcia
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly
  • Previous
  • 1 of 8
  • Next

Just as Philly's iconic, but fictional, boxing champ Rocky Balboa makes another comeback with Broadway hit Rocky The Musical, another real-life Philadelphia boxing star prepares to defend our rep as a fighting town.  

Last week, thanks to our friend DJ Casper of Darkchild, Philly 360° was granted an exclusive interview with undefeated (27-0, 16 knockouts) WBC/WBA boxing champion Danny Garcia as he prepared for his upcoming title fight against Mauricio Herrera in Puerto Rico. Garcia's fight will air live on Showtime this Saturday.  

"I'm Puerto Rican, I was raised in Philadelphia, so I have the best of both worlds," Garcia said in a recent interview. "I have the Puerto Rico power and the Philadelphia toughness and Philadelphia skills."

Garcia invited us into his Frankford/Kensington multiplex which houses a neighborhood barbershop as well as his personal gym—complete with a boxing ring and a mural dedicated to his fighting victories and Latin pride.

Wearing a red sweatshirt branded with his own DSG custom logo, Garcia talked to Philly 360° about his upcoming fight, Philly's love for Rocky and what music he's rocking with these days. Danny even shouted out his favorite cheesesteak spot—it was formerly Pat'sbut now Ishkabibble's on South Street gets his vote.  

Check out Philly 360°'s exclusive interview with the reigning boxing champ. And remember to tune into Showtime on Saturday to watch Garcia bring home the title once more.  

Insider's Tip: Click here to browse Visit Philadelphia's guide to all things Rocky. You can also enter our contest for a chance to win the "Ultimate Rocky Weekend Sweepstakes." Also, to learn more about Philly's Latin scene follow @PhillyTeAma on Twitter. 


Watch this exclusive Philly 360° interview with WBC/WBA boxing champ Danny Garcia. 

blog comments powered by Disqus

PHirst Tuesdays Jam Session Hosted By Beano - Tuesday, February 3

    • Who Do You Love… More? Featuring Chill Moody, Beano & Hank McCoy

PHirst Tuesdays When: Tuesday, February 3, 7 p.m. Where: Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd Street Cost: $5 More Info: Click here to RSVP. #NiceThings is back on the scene with another dope concept. Next up: PHirst Tuesday Jam Session at Northern Liberties hot spot, Bourbon & Branch. Everyone…

An Evening with Branford Marsalis - Thursday, February 5

    • Branford Marsalis

An Evening with Branford Marsalis When: February 5, 7:30 p.m. Where: Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut Street, Zellerbach Theatre Cost: $30-75 More Info: Buy tickets here. NEA Jazz Master, Grammy® award‐winning saxophonist and Tony® award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists today. Born into New Orleans’…

Ursula Rucker: My Father's Daughter - February 6 & 7

    • Ursula Rucker

Ursula Rucker When: February 6 – 7, 8 p.m. Where: Annenberg Center, Harold Prince Theater, 3680 Walnut Street Cost: $30 More Info: Buy tickets here. The Philadelphia fall arts season is in full swing and the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is bringing a phenomenal lineup of internationally…