Posted October 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
Updates. With AP Photos. By DAN GELSTON AP Photos He's the lone champion in a market loaded with sports stars. Just don't look for Danny Garcia anywhere near the complex that the four city pro teams call home. Forget even finding him training in a state-of-the-art gym with cameras trailing him before every workout. Each day, Garcia grinds out a championship career on the second floor of a dusty, cramped North Philadelphia gym, with only a sign that says ''Swift Boxing Club,'' and an arrow pointing toward rickety, wooden steps off to the side of the building the only evidence Philly's next top is inside. Yes, it's easy to stride past the gritty gym. It's getting tougher to overlook Garcia. The 24-year-old Garcia's rise to stardom peaks - for now - on Saturday night when he headlines the first major championship boxing card in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 80 years. Garcia (24-0, 15 KOs) is scheduled to defend his super lightweight belt against Erik Morales (52-8, 36 KOs) at the Barclays Cent...
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