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NYSAC to meet with Angel Garcia to decide fate in corner March 4

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The fate of Angel Garcia and whether he is “suitable” to work his son Danny Garcia’s corner for his welterweight unification bout with Keith Thurman on March 4 at Barclays Center on CBS will be decided in a meeting with the New York State Athletic Commission in the next few weeks, a commission spokesman told RingTV.com on Thursday.

The sit-down with Commission officials will center around Angel Garcia’s vulgar rant at a press conference last month at Barclays Center in which he spewed racist and xenophobic language at Thurman and in front of audience members. Garcia has already applied for a trainer’s license for the bout. “New York State Athletic Commission staff will meet with Angel Garcia to consider his request and suitability for licensure in New York State,” Commission spokesman Laz Benitez told RingTV.com in an email, referring to Garcia’s application for a second/trainer’s license in New York State.

Angel Garcia told reporters at a media day in Philly on Wednesday he has an appointment with the New York State Athletic Commission during fight week. Benitez declined to say when the meeting will take place or with whom. “I’ll speak to them there,” Garcia said. “They want to speak to me? I’ll speak to them but I’m not banned. How can they ban me?” Garcia’s tirade has somewhat overshadowed an excellent matchup between WBC welterweight titleholder and RING No.7-rated Garcia (33-0, 19 knockouts) and WBA champion and RING No. 2-rated Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs).

  • Charlie U.

    Let him be in the corner. He should have the best view when his son gets KTFO’d.

    • Sweet_Science_

      His comments were terrible. His whole attitude is lousy. You’d think he’d be happy his son is a 2 division world champ. A lot to be greatful for Imo. I hope Danny doesn’t pull the plug on the fight if Angel is suspended or banned. Pretty clear Angel isn’t helping Danny with his actions. Maybe DSG should hire a new trainer. Then the focus can be on him and his achevements in the ring.

      • Rodemeyer

        Maybe Danny doesn’t want or like the focus on himself. Maybe Angel takes the pressure of the press off his back and lets him focus on the fight in front of him.

        • Sweet_Science_

          Ok those are good points. Maybe your right. It just seems like that type of press shades Garcia’ career and or accomplishments. I hope his actions don’t bring anymore negative impact on the fight.
          Cheers.

  • DBone

    Breaking news: Angel Garcia not racist! This article should clear the misunderstanding.
    http://www.badlefthook.com/2017/2/16/14635762/angel-garcia-im-from-the-hood-a-motherf-cker-from-the-hood-aint-racist

    For those of you who don’t have time to read it Angel cannot possibly be racist because he has fucked black ladies, sold “water ice” and crack, and was forced to eat cat by Chinese people.

    • Charlie U.

      Just read it and watched as much of the video as I could take, which was about 10 seconds.That guy is a disgrace to the sport. I seriously want to see what happens when his son loses. CBS should consider like a 30 second delay.

      • DBone

        He’s a disgrace to everything. Humanity, dignity, taste….

      • Sweet_Science_

        They may have to! Good call. I’m sure that’ll be the case.

    • Chris Stans

      Something tells me he wasn’t just selling the crack

      • DBone

        Lol!

    • JV316

      thank you for that.

      • DBone

        Someone had to clear Angels wrongly tarnished name!

        • JV316

          hahaha. at least we finally found out why he doesn’t like “pakistanians”

    • RStech

      For years I have been saying this guy is a piece of shit. Though he won’t admit it, on some level Danny must be embarassed by Angel’s actions. What a disgrace.

  • Robert Archambault

    Ban him from the corner and make him buy a ticket if he wants to see the fight. He is a racist prick and from the actions and language his wife piled on at the press conference, not to mention the big grin on Danny’s face during all of this, I would say the entire family is about the same. I hope Thurman beats Garcia’s ass. If Danny pulls out of the fight if Angel is banned, I hope he gets his ass sued, has to pay Thurman’s entire purse from his own pocket and gets hit with a one year suspension and stripped of his title.

    • maxx

      Did his wife start spewing that crap????What a classless family and I sincerely hope Thurman beats the breaks off Danny.Kudos

      • Robert Archambault

        Yeah, his wife started in on Thurman as well with the racial insults. It was quite a family showing. .

        • maxx

          Deplorable’s. Kudos

    • Uncle Sham

      aw who cares. have you ever heard the crazy stuff Tyson would say in interviews? equally bad or worse than Angel. imagined if they banned him.

      • Robert Archambault

        Yes, I did and it did not compare with the pure hate that came out of Garcia’s toilet of a mouth. Anyone who defends that piece of shit is the same as he is.

        • Uncle Sham

          “I’ll f**k you until you love me f***ggot” – Mike Tyson

          “I don’t speak to women unless I fornicate with them, so you should stop talking unless you want to …. you know ” – Mike Tyson to female journalist

          • Robert Archambault

            So Tyson’s behavior makes Garcia’s OK? Why is it that some people always try to justify one person’s behavior by the behavior of someone not even remotely connected to the situation?
            I DO NOT CARE WHAT THE FUCK TYSON DID OR DID NOT DO OR WHAT ANY OTHER BOXER OR TRAINER IN THE HISTORY OF BOXING DID IN THE PAST.
            This is 2017 and there is no justification for such racist, bigoted behavior by anyone today, much less a public sports figure. Now please stop trying to find ways to excuse the racist prick. He should never be allowed near a microphone again much less any fighter’s corner during a fight.

          • Uncle Sham

            I’m not excusing his behavior. I am just comfortable with the reality that these guys are boxers, fighters….not eloquent speaking nobel peace prize nominees. I am just asking you to be consistent with your principle. Do you think Mike Tyson should have banned as well for his disgusting comments? Only reason they are making an issue of this is because the fight is being broadcasted on mainstream CBS, which is held to different standards that HBO or showtime – FCC regulations, offensive language, political correctness, etc….if the sanctioning bodies want boxing to go on these mainstream networks they will feel pressured to discipline people like Angel for their behavior

          • Robert Archambault

            I don’t care if they are fighters, Navy Seals, street cleaners, garbage men , lawyers or the fucking president of the USA, that kind of language is totally unacceptable in 2017. IF Tyson, or any other fighter, was to make similar comments today, yes, I would expect him to face consequences for them. It is time for people in the public eye to grow up and start acting like adults or they should be removed from the public eye. Angel Garcia should not be granted a license to be in the corner for this fight or any fight in the future. He should also be prohibited from all future press conferences. PERMANENTLY.

          • Uncle Sham

            so you want to ban people for words they said. like i said, i dont condone the stuff they say. but ill defend their freedom to say it and look like an idiot. the one thing about boxing is that its the only sport left that hasnt been completely infected by political correctness. if a fighter wants to be classy or trashy, its their choice. you sound very soft for a boxing fan. you should watch figure skating instead of boxing, now thats a sport i doubt will offend your fragile sensitivities.

          • Robert Archambault

            It has nothing to do with political correctness. I am CANADIAN and here in CANADA we have laws against HATE SPEECH. We are intelligent enough to understand that absolute freedom of speech is a ridiculous concept. You go right on defending people and their right to spew their racist hatred. It is that kind of bullshit that has given you Donald fucking Trump as your president. You deserve him.
            And Americans wonder why they have more killings in their country per day than we have in a year. It is amazing that your society has lasted this long, I would not expect it to last another 100 years before imploding.

          • Barley mcgrew

            Well said mate. Judos.

      • Robert Archambault

        Yes, I did and it did not compare with the pure hate that came out of Garcia’s toilet of a mouth. Anyone who defends that piece of shit is the same as he is.

  • Rodemeyer

    The NYSAC would be idiots to ban Angel from the corner. Danny would be justified for pulling out of the fight.

  • Michel Desgrottes

    This is America we elect and appoint racists to our cabinets

    • Charlie U.

      What does that even mean? Are you excusing what Garcia said because there are people in the cabinet who are also racist?

      • Michel Desgrottes

        Heck no, I’ll never excuse bad behavior and language, but I won’t act shocked by it either, this is America, we breed it

  • jebib

    While I am not condoning anything Angel Garcia may have said if I were in the Garcia Camp, I would pull out of the fight if he could not be in the corner.

  • AllAboutBoxing

    This dude should be suspended and fined point blank….

  • ozzy

    Totally agree that Angel Garcia is a racist prick and should be banned & fined etc for his recent actions, however the usual argument that Angel takes the pressure off Danny by doing such things is a long overused excuse for the guy’s disgusting behaviour that just doesn’t wash with me. I’d also like to point out that Danny’s grinning silence in no way makes him innocent in all this – his silence is an endorsement of his father’s words as far as I’m concerned. Finally, some of those rightly critical of Angel this time were themselves guilty of similar racism when they thought it was amusing for Angel to abuse Khan and his family a few years ago and that includes the smirking, vile, journalists at those press conferences.