Making an impact in two weight divisions, Danny Garcia is ready to try his luck in another. But first, “Swift” is looking to fight for gold one last time at 140-147.
On the latest episode of the PBC Podcast, Garcia (36-2) discussed the possibility of winning big in a division that has made him famous. A former WBC Welterweight and WBA Light-Welterweight Champion, Garcia believes there is one more run at gold in this division for him. After that? He hopes for further opportunities elsewhere.
“I want to win another welterweight title,” said Garcia, via Boxing Scene. “I feel like I need another big win at 147, and then I wanna win a title at 154. I feel like my legacy will be complete after that.”
Winning the WBC Welterweight Title off of Robert Guerrero in 2016, Garcia lost the title to Keith Thurman. Since then, he has fought once for a title; losing to Shawn Porter via unanimous decision. Garcia has since won two in a row, beating Adrian Granados for the WBC Silver Welterweight Title and Ivan Redkach. That last bout was in January.
Garcia came into the boxing world with a mission. We could see him complete the triple threat when all is said and done. He believes everything is on the line for this quest.
“I wanna become a champion in a third division,” Garcia went on to say. “And I feel like that was always my goal, to win a belt at 140, 147 and 154. And those were my goals in the boxing world. So, I feel like until I win a title at 154, then my legacy’s not complete, as far as like me, my goals.”
Garcia has fought some of the top welterweights in the world. He has gone through a who’s who of fighters, including Amir Khan, Erik Morales, Mauricio Herrera Paulie Malignaggi and Brandon Rios. Before he can move on, Garcia is interested in avenging losses to Thurman and Porter. Depending if he can get those fights, Garcia will eye some of the top fighters within the division, whether it be a champion or a legend.
“I feel like I have two more big fights left at this weight class, at 147,” Garcia stated. “You know, either a [Manny] Pacquiao or a [Errol] Spence… And then I feel like there’s nothing else for me to do at 147, because those are all the fights that people wanna see me fight… So, I feel like a new journey could be at 154.”