A short-but-sweet one for today, as your loyal boxing correspondent has also been serving a brief stint as a student-faculty academic liaison for the last several weeks, and life gets busy.
This weekend, Philadelphia-based Puerto-Rican boxer Danny “Swift” Garcia defeated California’s Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero on the first Fox Network Primetime Boxing show in 20 years.
The win brought Garcia the WBC Welterweight title (previously vacated by Floyd Mayweather), and made Garcia a two-division champion, having won several Junior Welterweight Championships before moving up in weight.
Because there was no Livingstone Bramble in attendance, and Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero aren’t interesting names, the highlight of the evening for all Funny Names Blog fans must have been when Garcia brought his five-month-old daughter, Philly Swift Garcia into the ring after the bout. Having seen that adorable face and floral headband, we’re sure her brief TV stint was a highlight for other reasons too.
Congrats to Philly and her dad. Danny Garcia is a class act. A calm, sensible, workmanlike guy, and the belt couldn’t be going to a better representative of the sport. And if his star continues to rise, we might even see the development of a Danny Garcia Baby Name Generator. The formula is:
[Parent’s Hometown] [Parent’s Nickname]
My daughter would be
Sandiego Ghost (if we’re using my current hometown and old basketball nickname)
Penticton Killer (if we’re using my hometown from age 2-11 and boxing nickname that people rarely used)
Thousandoaks KingDave (if we’re using another old home of mine, and my BoFN nickname)
In any case, congrats to the happy Garcia family, and let’s hope we get to see Philly Swift Garcia as she grows up more.
Until then does anyone have any awesome “Danny Garcia Baby Name Generator” names?
Happy Monday, everyone!