Guerrero's Dad Questions Danny Garcia's Puerto Rican Heritage

Guerrero’s Dad Questions Danny Garcia’s Puerto Rican Heritage

Published On January 15, 2016 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News

The colorful trainer and father of Robert Guerrero, Ruben Guerrero, has been as vocal as ever this week ahead of his son’s WBC welterweight title showdown with Danny Garcia.


Ruben Guerrero is no stranger to being outspoken in the media and is certainly a man who likes to speak his mind. Many boxing fans will remember his highly entertaining exchanges with the father of Floyd Mayweather (Floyd senior) before his son’s fight with with “Money” Mayweather in the past.

This week in an interview with Boxing Scene, he has chimed in on Danny Garcia’s Puerto Rican heritage. Danny was born and raised in Philadelphia, but both his parents come originally from Puerto Rico.

Ruben Guerrero mentioned that as Garcia does not speak much Spanish (the native language of Puerto Rico) that he can’t fully identify with the people of Puerto Rico nor can they with him, and questioned how real a Puerto Rican he is:

“He doesn’t give a damn about Puerto Ricans. All he cares about is himself and the United States. I know Puerto Ricans and they try to at least speak Puerto Rican. At least one word man. Can’t he even do that?”

Ruben’s strong words come ahead of a highly anticipated showdown between his son Robert and Danny Garcia that will take place on January 23rd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and will be for the now vacant WBC welterweight title.

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Niall Doran
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