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World Welterweight Champ Danny Garcia Gunning To KO Hunger In Philadelphia

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Undefeated world champion Danny "Swift" Garcia continued his efforts to give back to his hometown of Philadelphia on Friday, hosting a canned food drive and fan meet and greet in advance of his Premier Boxing Champions on Spike showdown against Colombia's Samuel Vargas taking place Saturday, November 12 from Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.

Coverage begins on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and features undefeated rising star Jarrett Hurd battling former title challenger Jo Jo Dan plus former world champion Javier Fortuna taking on unbeaten Omar Douglas.

In addition to the events going on throughout the promotion, Garcia hosted the food drive Friday at the the Xfinity Store on Aramingo Avenue in Philadelphia.

Garcia will continue to raise awareness for the cause leading up to fight night. Fans have been encouraged to drop off canned goods at the Liacouras Center, located at 1776 N Broad St, and the DSG Boxing Gym at 3731 Jasper St.

Additionally, $10 from each ticket sold has been donated and will provide 20 meals per ticket for people in need.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DSG Promotions and King's Promotions, are priced at $200, $100, $75, $50 and $35 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets visit LiacourasCenter.com/events or call 800-298-4200. Garcia is teaming up with Philabundance, the region's largest hunger relief organization, to arrange a regional food drive and raise money throughout the promotion. For more information on how to get involved, visit the event's webpage.

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