A Motivated Danny Garcia Predicts Broner-Pacquiao
After losing his chance to regain the WBC welterweight title in September, Danny Garcia is motivated to head back into the ring and into title contention.
“It’s tough,” he said in a one-on-one interview at a news conference on Tuesday for the new deal between Premier Boxing Champions and Fox Sports. “I thought I won both fights. What can I do? Only come back stronger. I’m more motivated off this one than if I actually won.
“It’s only a matter of time before I get back what’s mine.”
Garcia’s only two professional losses have come in fights for the green and gold belt, the first was when he lost the title to Keith Thurman via split decision in 2017, and then a close unanimous decision loss to Porter in September.
The boxer/entrepreneur returns to action on June 20th against Adrian Granados, and is ready to right the ship after the Porter loss.
“It won’t be hard to get up for Granados, not at all,” Garcia said. “Like I said, losing is the worst feeling in the world. Nobody likes losing. I’m motivated. I’ll definitely show up that night.”
While a fight against Porter and Thurman (both at the presser), may not be possible until 2020, the Philadelphia native would be interested in facing the winner of the Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner welterweight title fight on January 19th.
“That’d be a great fight,” he said of matchup between him and the winner. “Those are two big names, Pacquiao and Broner. And I haven’t fought either one of them. It would sell out a stadium and be a big pay-per-view fight. It would make a lot of money.”
Who does the think will win in January?
“I know a lot of people are picking Pacquiao. I’m going to go with Broner in an upset. He’s younger. I think the concern is that Pacquiao is going to outwork him. If (Broner) lands cleaner punches and ups his work rate a little bit, I think he can win the fight.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene