Garcia’s Future Starts On Saturday
On January 25th, Danny Garcia returns to the Barclays Center and Showtime in a WBC welterweight title eliminator against Ivan Redkach.
“As a veteran, you learn during every fight that you have,” Garcia said during Wednesday’s media workout. “I’ve been the underdog and won, I’ve been the top dog and won, and I’ve been in the biggest magnitude of fights. You have to fight every fight like it’s your last, because it could be. You never know what’s going to happen. You have to be 100% physically and mentally.”
“This is a very important fight for me and my future. My future starts on Saturday night. I’ve already been in a lot of big fights in my career, so it’s nothing new to me. I know Redkach is hungry, but I know what it takes to win on this level and I’m hungry.”
“I feel like I have unfinished business here in Brooklyn,” Garcia said as the last time he was inside the Barclays Center he lost to now-former WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter for the vacant title. “This is my house and I plan on making a statement in front of my fans on Saturday.”
“I’ve been boxing for 21 years. All of the big fights and all of the pressure, sometimes you get tired of it. Sometimes it takes something happening to wake you back up. I’ve fallen in love with the sport of boxing again. Sometimes you forget what made you love the sport in the first place. Fighting is what makes me happy though.
“The biggest weakness I see in Danny is that he’s not taking this seriously,” Redkach said about Garcia heading into their title eliminator. “He’s counting on this as a tune-up fight, and that’s a big mistake. This is not going to be a tune-up fight for him.
“Danny is already looking ahead to a fight with Errol Spence Jr. or Manny Pacquiao, but before he gets to them, he picked me. I know it’s because I’m a southpaw. But he’s going to get a rude wake up on fight night.
“This win will change my life and I’ve already worked my whole life to get to this moment. I want to win this fight and then the biggest fights at welterweight will be open to me,” Redkach said looking into the future. “Right now I’m only focused on my fight Saturday night.”
“I’m going to knock him out. That’s how I see this fight going. We’re going to leave it all in the ring and I’m going to come out victorious.”