Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/21/12
Mexican boxing legend Erik Morales made his professional debut on March 29, 1993. Nine days before that, Danny Garcia turned 3 years old. Saturday, the two go head to head in the ring, as the undefeated Garcia, now 24, tires to claim the 35-year-old Morales' WBC light welterweight title (HBO, 10:15 p.m. ET). "I grew up watching him and never thought I'd be in ring with him," Garcia said. "He did a lot for boxing, and I'm blessed to be in the ring with him." Do not mistake that respect for surrender though, as Garcia knows what a big opportunity this is. A crowd-pleasing hard puncher with 14 knockouts in his 22 wins, Garcia's past two opponents, Nate Campbell and Kendall Holt, represented a step up in competition for him, and he handled both challenges. It'll be it's another step up Saturday when he faces Morales (52-7, 36 KOs). "I'm ready for the big fight. I trained really hard," Garcia said. "We had a 10-week camp and usually, we do eight, so I did extra to prepare. We sparred ...
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