Boxing: Khan ready for Garcia
June 08, 2012
Amir Khan has promised to beat Danny Garcia after his next opponent's father claimed the Briton is over-rated.
Garcia stepped in to face Khan at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on July 14 after the latter's May rematch with Lamont Peterson fell through when the American tested positive for testosterone.
Peterson had become WBA and IBF light welterweight champion when he beat Khan by a controversial split decision in his native Washington in December.
Garcia's father Angel told a press conference in Los Angeles: "Khan is an overrated fighter. Peterson whupped him like an octopus and then he blamed it on the judges."
Garcia took the WBC light welterweight title off Erik Morales and has now put the belt on the line against Khan, with both fighters managed by Golden Boy Promotions.
Following the taunts by Garcia's father, Khan said: "Danny's father does a lot of talking, but at the end of the day he's not the one who's going to be in the ring.
"When I beat your son am I still going to be overrated? We will see what happens."