Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 4/20/12
Joining the esteemed ranks of Philadelphia boxing champions Joe Frazier and Bernard Hopkins is the newest world champion from the City of Brotherly Love, Danny "Swift" Garcia. Garcia will be honored and recognized at a special reception with Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, co-sponsored by Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez (7th Dist.) and Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. (4th Dist.) to be held on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:00 am ET. "We are proud to call 'Swift' a local hero and role model for our young people," said Councilman Jones. "We need more champions in our communities who are excelling and realizing spectacular achievements like this." "I'm proud to be another Philadelphia champion, because this is a tough city," said Garcia. "I'm ready to make a historic mark as a Philadelphia fighter and make my city proud." "We are extremely proud of Danny's accomplishments at such a young age," said Oscar de la Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, Garcia's boxin...
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