Danny Garcia Will Return To Ring For Super Welterweight Debut
After an 18-month absence from boxing, Danny Garcia will be returning to the ring.
Garcia (36-3) is ready to fight for a title in a third weight class, and has signed a deal with Jose Benavidez Jr. (27-1-1) to fight in a super welterweight bout to take place on July 30 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, according to ESPN.
The Philadelphia native was one of the biggest names in the game not long ago. However, he has not boxed since his December 2020 loss to Errol Spence Jr. in a welterweight title fight, making this the longest break in his career.
Before this, Garcia had a reign as a junior welterweight titlist, beating fighters such as Amir Khan, Lucas Matthysse, Pauli Malignaggi, Erik Morales and Zab Judah. His two other losses came after this, where he lost two close fights to Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter.
This could be a fresh start to Garcia’s career, if he isn’t stopped by Benavidez.
The Phoenix based Benavidez has an impressive record in his own right, with a loss to Terence Crawford being the only loss in his career. Although, he has only boxed once in the past three years, meaning he is also quite inactive.