Danny Garcia Anticipates Move To 154 Pounds, Eyes Keith Thurman Rematch
Danny Garcia is prepared to make the move to 154 pounds.
Garcia hasn’t been shy in expressing his desire to become a light-middleweight. “Swift” is a former welterweight and light-welterweight champion. Lately, however, he hasn’t found success at the elite level in the 147-pound weight class. He’s coming off a unanimous decision loss to Errol Spence Jr.
During a chat with SouthBox, Garcia said he’s eyeing a rematch with Keith Thurman in the light-middleweight division (via BoxingScene.com).
“Honestly, I would like to go up to 154. Me and [Keith] Thurman can fight at 154. My goal in boxing was to be a three-division world champion at 140, 147, and 154. I fought everyone at 147 and 140. I thought I beat [Shawn] Porter and Thurman. I did everything I was supposed to do at 147 even though I didn’t unify the division like I wanted to, but I still became a champion. The next chapter of my career is at 154. I’ll go up to 154, and I’m still a bigger name than all the dudes at 154. They need someone like me in that division to help them bring more light to it.”
Back in March 2017, Garcia and Thurman shared the ring in a battle of the unbeatens. The WBA (Super) and WBC Welterweight Titles were on the line. Garcia suffered the first defeat of his pro boxing career via split decision.
Spence has gone 3-2 since that fight. The two losses were against Spence and Shawn Porter. Time will tell if a change in weight class will see Garcia go on a resurgence.