Update On Danny Garcia’s Future At 147 Pounds
The clock is ticking on Danny Garcia’s time at 147 pounds.
Garcia (36-2) is scheduled to challenge Errol Spence Jr. (26-0) for the WBC and IBF Welterweight Titles. The fight is set to take place on November 21. It’ll be Garcia’s first major title fight since September 2018.
Appearing as a guest on The Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer, Garcia expressed confidence in his ability to dethrone Spence Jr. (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“I definitely feel like it’s the right time, it’s Danny Garcia time. It’s time for me to go up there and take what’s mine because I am the true champion,” Garcia told Custer. “I’m the true WBC champion at 140 and 147. I had a 6-7 year reign with that, I had a little break now it’s time for me to come back and take what’s mine.”
Garcia went on to say that he feels a move to 154 pounds is inevitable.
“I would say two (more fights at 147), this one and one more, and then I’m going up to 154. My goal is to win three divisions and until that happens, I feel like the Garcia legacy isn’t complete,” he said.
Garcia has been victorious in his last two outings. He picked up wins over Ivan Redkach and Adrian Granados in that span. “Swift’s” last defeat came at the hands of Shawn Porter in a WBC Welterweight Title fight. Garcia lost the bout via unanimous decision. It was just the second loss in Garcia’s pro boxing career.
Throughout his career, Garcia has bested a number of notable names. This includes the likes of Zab Judah, Amir Khan, Paulie Malignaggi, Victor Guerrero, Lucas Matthysse, and Erik Morales to name a few. If he can add Spence Jr. to the list, it may be considered to be the biggest win of his career.