Danny Garcia Ready for Career Rebirth
A fan of the recently-crowned Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, Danny Garcia will be looking for a big win of his own next week, when he returns to the ring for the first time in nearly a year to face Brandon Rios on February 17.
Back in March, Garcia dropped a split decision to WBA Welterweight Champion Keith Thurman, losing the WBC Welterweight Title and a 33-0 unbeaten streak in the process. Looking back on the fight, Garcia told Bad Left Hook he learned the hard way not to let the fight go to the judges. But, Rios said, the time off helped benefit him by allowing him to enjoy life outside of the ring. Now, he feels rejuvenated and ready to return to vintage form.
“I’m excited to get back in the ring,” Garcia said. I feel rejuvenated. My body feels fresh. Training camp has gone really well and now it’s time to get in there and go to work.”
This is a new chapter in my career. There are new obstacles to overcome. Just like I’ve always had in my career. I’m going to take it one fight at a time so I can get back to where I belong.
Rios, known for his aggressive style and chin, may prove to be an interesting test for Garcia. Rios last competed back in June with a seventh-round knockout of Aaron Herrera — Rios’ first bout since a failed title shot at Timothy Bradley and the WBO Welterweight Title in November 2015.
“Garcia vs. Brandon Rios is a great stylistic matchup,” Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said. “Rios is a very aggressive fighter who likes to put pressure on. Danny is a boxer-puncher, but I think you see that Danny really comes forward. He’s a guy who’s boxing skills are underrated.”
Original Story: Bad Left Hook