Garcia Feels He Can Beat Pacquiao

Former WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia was ready for Manny Pacquiao earlier this year, and know’s he is ready to beat him now.

“I mean, I thought I was gonna fight him this time,” Garcia said. “From what I knew, I thought I was supposed to fight him when he fought Thurman. But let’s see. Let’s see. Let’s see. I’m ready.”

With Errol Spence Jr and Shawn Porter fighting this September, Garcia may be able to step in to face the WBA champion if the Filipino Senator is looking for a fight prior to unification.

“You know, if you look at the past fighters he had trouble with – like [Juan Manuel] Marquez, [Erik] Morales – those guys are counter-punchers,” Garcia said. “And that’s one of my strengths in boxing. I’ve got that good power in both hands, I’m a good counter-puncher and I’ve got good timing. So, I think those are three things that’ll give Manny Pacquiao hell in his career. And those are three things I possess, so I definitely think that’s a great matchup for me.”

“I knew Manny Pacquiao was a legend,” Garcia said when assessing Pacquiao’s July fight with Keith Thurman.

“I knew he was a legend. I always knew he could fight. But I didn’t think he was gonna win the fight. You know, I couldn’t see him beating a younger guy. Thurman’s a lot stronger than him. Thurman’s, you know, more fresher. But the legend proved everybody wrong, so he definitely looked good. He looked strong and definitely still – crazy to say – but still a top fighter.”

Report Transcribed: Boxing Scene

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