‘I Maybe Needed This To Get Manny’

For Danny Garcia his performance against Ivan Redkach last weekend in Brooklyn may be one of his more forgettable moments in a memorable career.

Yet, the former WBC welterweight champion believes his unanimous decision win will give Manny Pacquiao or Errol Spence Jr. more incentive to face off with him next for their world welterweight titles.

“I had a nine-month layoff, but there’s no excuses,” Garcia said following his win inside Barclays Center. “I felt like I won the fight. I won the fight easy. I wanted the knockout. I didn’t get it and it is what it is. On to bigger and better things. Maybe this is the type of performance I needed for Manny Pacquiao or somebody else to fight me.”

Garcia, who along with Spence and Pacquiao fight under the Premier Boxing Champions banner, does not care which of the current champions face him, just as long as he gets his shot to face one of them on pay-per-view.

“They’re probably gonna look at it like, ‘Yo, Danny should’ve stopped him, should’ve knocked him out,’ ” Garcia said of Pacquiao and Spence. “But I won mostly every round. He’s a tough guy. You know, he’s coming off three [straight wins] and it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. And he took it serious. I know for him it’s probably a win because he did 12 rounds. And him and his coach [Jack Mosley], it’s probably a win for them.”

“Manny has a certain type of style that’s hard to train for,” Garcia said in an article posted to Boxing Scene

“So, you’ve just gotta go in there and make adjustments. But definitely, when you’re fighting a southpaw you get that look and you have to slip punches different ways and pivot different ways, and punches come from different angles. So, it definitely gives you the right look to fight another southpaw.”

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