Undefeated welterweight contender and former world light-welterweight champion Danny Garcia has promised a fifth round knockout when he faces fellow Latino Robert Guerrero, who has claimed that national pride is on the line.

Danny Garcia

Garcia, 27, who boasts 18 KO’s from 31 wins in an unblemished career record, made the promise as the two fighters spoke to the media before their 23rd January clash, exclusively live in the UK on BoxNation.

“I say that Danny Garcia is going to win… by TKO. Fifth round,” the Philadelphia fighter said, per Boxingscene.com’s Jake Donovan.

Guerrero, 32, looked unfazed at Garcia’s prediction. The southpaw, who will enjoy hometown advantage for the non-title welterweight contest, will bring a 33-3-1 record into the ring with 18 KO’s of his own.

“Man, I’m just coming to fight,” Guerrero said.

The California fighter last month told The LA Times’ Lance Pugmire that national pride was at stake in this Latino showdown.

“My heritage is I’m a Mexican and I’m going against a Puerto Rican, so there’s a lot of pride here.

“I’m very excited for this fight. And if people think I’m easy pickings for Garcia, I know he and his dad know, ‘this guy can fight’,” Guerrero promised.