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Billed as “Swift,” Danny Garcia said there was no one else he wanted in his corner. They are father-son, trainer-fighter, and best friends.

“I don’t even know where I would be right now if my dad wasn’t here,” Garcia said. “I’m happy he’s here and I’m happy we’re here together.”

Angel Garcia chokes up describing his relationship with Danny. Garcia was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2006, fighting for his life, just a year before Danny turned pro.

“They gave me six months to live, but I said, `I’m not dying,’” he said. “I’m not dying for my children.”

He beat cancer, a tougher fight than Danny will ever face in the ring, and molded his son into a champion. With a win over Morales, Garcia would go 3-0 this year in title matches, and prove only brighter days are ahead for Philadelphia’s next star attraction.

“I always knew I wanted to be a world champion,” he said. “This has been my dream since I started boxing at 10.”