Both Amir Khan and Danny Garcia came in at 139 pounds to make the 140-pound junior welterweight limit, making the Saturday night three-title junior welterweight unification bout official.
Khan (26-2, 18 KOs) will put up his recently reinstated WBA title up for grabs as Garcia (23-0, 14 KOs) will put up his WBC title on the line, in addition to the vacant Ring title also being awarded to the winner of the fight Saturday.
Khan is coming into the bout as a heavy favorite, currently at 4-to-1 (per Bovada Sportsbook) and is widely being picked to win on Saturday night.
Garcia's camp thinks the overly pro-Khan stance by the majority of the media is bogus and Danny's father/trainer let the world know at the final press conference on Wednesday.
"The writers got their foot so deep in their throat, that they don't know how to get it out after this. That's how deep they got their foot in their throat," an angered Garcia Sr. said.
Khan is looking to continue his path towards a hopeful showdown with one of the bigger-name fighters the welterweight division has to offer, mainly Floyd Mayweather.
Garcia, on the other hand, is looking to gain the marquee win of his 23-fight career Saturday night to hopefully boost his star power to the next level.
Even though the world didn't get the Khan-Lamont Peterson rematch they were hoping to see, the fight Saturday night with Garcia will still be an exciting fight. We will either see a star continue to shine or a new one being born right before our eyes.
Mick Akers is a Boxing Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained firsthand via press conference.
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