Angel Garcia: “Danny (Garcia) Will Be Champion By The End Of This Year Or Beginning Of Next Year”
By: Hans Themistode
It’s been several years since Danny Garcia was able to look in the mirror and call himself a world champion.
The former two-division belt holder had his championship status forcefully stripped away from him in March of 2017 against Keith Thurman. The two clashed in a welterweight unification bout, which saw Garcia pick up the first loss of his career. Since then, the Philadelphia native has attempted on two occasions to strap world titles around his now bare waist.
In September of 2018, Garcia came up just short against Shawn Porter for the vacant 147 pound WBC title. He dusted himself off and picked up two straight wins before suffering another defeat on the world title stage. This time, against unified champion Errol Spence Jr. in December of 2020.
Despite his recent shortcomings, Angel Garcia, father and trainer of Danny, is still dripping with confidence that his son will lace his shoulders with gold once again. In fact, he’s even gone as far as to give a time frame on when he expects it to happen.
“Listen, Danny will be champion by the end of this year or beginning of next year,” said Angel during a self-recorded video.
Since suffering his recent defeat at the hands of Spence Jr., Garcia has contemplated a move up in weight. With world title reigns at 140 and 147 pounds, the Philadelphia slugger believes that his boxing career would be somewhat incomplete if he didn’t secure one more championship in what would be his third weight division.
“I really want to go to 154, I really do,” said Garcia during an interview with FightHype.com. “My dream was always to be a three-division champion. I feel like that’s the next chapter in my career but I’m not saying I won’t fight at 147 again.”
While Angel Garcia has assured the boxing world that his son will pick up another world title at either the end of this year or early next year, it’s unclear if he’ll attempt to do so at 154 or 147 pounds.
Currently, the 33-year-old former two-division champion has been seen back in training as he prepares to make his return to the ring.
Angel Garcia On Errol Spence Jr: “I See A Man Not 100% There, Everybody Is Sugarcoating Shit”
By: Hans Themistode
He’s said it over and over and over again. Yet, Angel Garcia, father and trainer of Danny Garcia, just isn’t buying what Errol Spence Jr. is selling.
“He isn’t there,” said Angel during an interview with Fight Hub TV. “He’s programmed to talk like that. This is a brutal business. Me personally, if I had a fighter or friend that went through trauma like that I wouldn’t be putting them nine months later in the ring but that’s not my problem. That’s between them over there.”
For the past several months, Spence Jr. has claimed that he has gotten over his horrific car wreck both mentally and physically. The unified welterweight champion’s unfortunate auto mishap came in October of 2019. Video of Spence Jr. being flung from his vehicle like a rag doll made the rounds on social media. Despite the seriousness of the accident however, doctors found no broken bones and ruled his health to be just fine.
During a recent media workout session, Spence Jr. looked as prepared as ever as he cracked the heavyweight bag, shirtless, to show off his physique. He may have looked good during his workout session and continued to say the right things, but after taking a look at him in person, Angel is convinced that something just isn’t right.
“Everybody is sugarcoating shit. I can just look at that man. I know the man is a champ and I give him that credit but he’s not all there. I can study people man, I can read your soul man. I’m just saying man I can see it. I see a man not 100% there.”
Angel’s assumption on the health of Spence Jr. works to the benefit of his son, Danny Garcia, as the two are slated to face off this weekend on December 5th. While Angel is under the impression that Danny will strip Spence Jr. of both of his titles in just a few more days, that doesn’t mean the Garcia’s took their foot off the gas during training camp.
“We had a perfect training camp. Perfect sparring, perfect everything. No injuries, no nothing. Danny is a great listener. He’s not hard to work with so he makes the job easier.”
If Spence Jr. hasn’t in fact, fully recovered, many would question why exactly would he be willing to face Danny in his first fight back. Those in boxing circles were expecting to see the Dallas native in a much “safer,” fight in his return bout. To Angel though, that wouldn’t make any sense. Losing to someone on the bottom of the totem pole isn’t the way Spence Jr. should be aiming to go out in the opinion of Angel.
“He might as well lose to a true champion. Why would I want to take a warm-up and lose to a nobody and look like a knucklehead.”
Angel Garcia: “If Danny Throws A Straight Right Then Spence Ain’t Getting Up”
By: Hans Themistode
Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. has been through his fair share of wars, including contests against Kell Brook in 2017 and Shawn Porter in 2019. Yet, even with his boxing abilities tested, Angel Garcia, trainer and father of Danny Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs), doesn’t believe his chin has been checked just yet.
In just a few days however, it will be for the first time, and the loquacious Philadelphia native doesn’t believe he’ll pass that test.
“If Danny throws a straight right like he hit Zab Judah with then Spence ain’t getting up,” said Angel during a recent interview with Ray Flores. “Spence hasn’t been hit yet. We know three names that he fought, everybody else you don’t know. How many you know Danny got? That tells you everything right there. It’s all about your resume sometimes.”
Danny’s performance under the brightest of lights has always been acknowledged. His wins over the previously mentioned Zab Judah along with victories over Lucas Matthysse, Amir Khan, Kendall Holt and Erik Morales give Angel the confidence that his son has not only faced the better opposition but also that his battle-tested moments will lead to a quick knockout win on December 5th.
“He knocking him the fuck out in the seventh,” said Angel.
Standing not too far away from him and nodding his head in approval was Danny Garcia, and he didn’t hesitate to back his father’s prediction.
“Lucky seven,” said Danny. “We’re gonna go in there and go for it. Anybody can be beat, nobody is unbeatable.”
Should Danny pick up the win, he’ll do so to the surprise of the betting public. At the moment, the former two-division world titlist is penciled in as a heavy underdog at 4-1. The perception that Spence Jr. (26-0, 21 KOs) is a better fighter than Garcia is a joke to Angel though. Angel has seen his son in this position before and he simply hopes that those who will be watching are prepared to cash in on the night.
“Danny always been the underdog,” explained Angel. “Khan was 7-1 I couldn’t understand it. Matthysse was like 3-1 something like that. The only reason they got him as the underdog is because Spence is undefeated but that doesn’t mean nothing but that’s okay, my friends can get rich.”