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One big question looms over Danny Garcia's upcoming fight with Brandon Rios: Why?

One big question looms over Danny Garcia's upcoming fight with Brandon Rios: Why?

Danny Garcia turns 30 a month after his next fight, a Feb. 17 matchup with former lightweight champion Brandon Rios at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Perhaps that milestone will inspire former two-division champion Garcia to assert a fuller voice into a career that too often has been marked by bouts that, frankly, are beneath him.

While Oxnard’s Rios (34-3-1, 25 knockouts) is vowing he’ll avoid a repeat of his drastic 11th-hour weight cuts of the past, he is more than two years removed from announcing his retirement after being dominated by Timothy Bradley Jr., making this a fight Garcia is expected to win.

A spokesman for Premier Boxing Champions tried to spin the...

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