Danny Garcia “Spence Three Times Stronger Than Thurman But Thurman Was The Better Skilled fighter”
By: Hans Themistode
When Danny Garcia tasted defeat for the first in his career against Keith Thurman in March of 2017, the Philadelphia native was adamant that he was the recipient of a bad decision. The former two-division champion dropped his WBC welterweight title via split decision after his second-half rally fell just short.
In his most recent ring outing, Garcia was thoroughly out-boxed as he suffered the most lopsided loss of his career against unified champion, Errol Spence Jr.
The consensus surrounding both Spence Jr. and Thurman is that the unified titlist is far and away a much better fighter. However, after sharing the ring with both, Garcia actually gives Thurman the nod in several categories.
“I feel like Thurman was the better skilled fighter,” said Garcia during a recent interview with FightHype.com. “Thurman had better defense, he’s faster and he’s stronger. Spence is not as fast or not as much power punching as Thurman but he’s a lot physically stronger. He’s three times stronger than Thurman.”
Presently, Spence Jr. is heading towards a unification showdown with WBA titlist, Yordenis Ugas. As for Thurman, his return to the ring is still an open-ended question as he’s remained on the sidelines since his close split decision defeat at the hands of Manny Pacquiao in July of 2019.
Putting his one and only loss to the side though, Garcia is steadfast in his belief that not only is Thurman and Spence Jr. operating on the same level but so is Shawn Porter and WBO belt holder, Terence Crawford.
“I been in there with all of them and they’re all at the same level,” continued Garcia. “I fought him (Crawford) as an amateur at the highest level so I would say that they’re all on the same level, all of them.”
In Garcia’s contest against Porter which take place in September of 2018, the Philadelphia product came up just short in his bid to become a two-time welterweight champion. In terms of Crawford, while both he and Garcia have yet to share a ring in the pros, they’ve swapped fists on two separate occasions in the amateurs with Garcia winning their first contest before losing the second.
While many of the top names in the division are all targeting showdowns against one another, Garcia will no longer be amongst them. The 33-year-old officially stated a few months ago that his days at 147 pounds are over as he will instead opt to move up to 154.
Keith Thurman Dismisses Danny Garcia’s Callouts, Rips His Performance Against Errol Spence Jr.: “He Thanked God That He Didn’t Get Knocked Out”
By: Hans Themistode
Keith Thurman doesn’t recall his showdown against Danny Garcia being particularly close. Despite the split decision victory in 2017, Thurman believes he dominated their contest.
Regardless of his belief, that hasn’t stopped Garcia from calling him out. Earlier this month, the Philadelphia native announced to the boxing world that his time at 147 pounds had officially come to an end as he intends on fighting at the 154-pound weight limit. Although Thurman has no intention of joining him in the Jr middleweight division, that hasn’t stopped Garcia from calling him out.
“I feel like the next chapter in my career is at 154,” said Garcia during an interview with Eric Kelly on SouthBox Radio. “I’ll do a couple of fights and break myself in. Me and Thurman could fight at 54.”
In Thurman’s opinion, it doesn’t matter where they fight, the outcome will be identical to the first time they faced off.
“He was slow at 140 so that ain’t gonna change nothing,” said Thurman during an interview with FightHype. “I don’t know what Danny thinks or what benefactors he has in moving up in weight and calling me out. Just make weight boy.”
For Garcia, his time at 147 pounds comes to an end on a whimper. The former two-division world champion was thoroughly outboxed and outmuscled by unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.
Thurman admitted that he watched their contest carefully but he also confessed that he was disappointed in what he saw from Garcia on the night. While the Philadelphia native reassures everyone that he did everything in his power to win, Thurman saw something completely different. In his opinion, Garcia was simply happy to see the final bell while standing upright.
“He didn’t let his hands go until five seconds at the end. He thanked God right away that he didn’t get knocked out. He was being very defensive and didn’t want to let his hands go. I think he was a little timid. I think his dad was trying to get him to throw more punches the whole fight. He was in good position on Spence but he didn’t let his hands go.”
Jermell Charlo: “Danny Garcia Can’t F*ck With Some Of The Dudes That Are Ranked Number Seven Or Eight”
By: Hans Themistode
Danny Garcia has put the entire Jr middleweight division on notice. Following his most recent defeat at the hands of unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. this past December, Garcia (36-3, 21 KOs) sat back and contemplated his next move.
Ultimately, the former two-division champion decided that it would be in his best interest to move up in weight. Garcia’s goal is to get acclimated to his new weight class before taking on some of the bigger names in the division in an attempt to once again become champion.
Unified Jr middleweight titlist Jermell Charlo caught whiff of Garcia’s decision to invade his division and appears unconcerned about the Philadelphia native. Those who are interested in seeing how a match between them will play out, will seemingly never get their wish as Charlo (34-1, 18 KOs) believes Garcia will struggle with those at the bottom of the Jr middleweight food chain.
“Danny Garcia can’t f*ck with some of the dudes that are ranked number seven or eight,” said Charlo on his Instagram live.
Currently, Charlo has his eyes on other opponents. With Brian Castano recently winning the WBO 154 pound title, Charlo would love the opportunity to face the Argentinian to strip him of his belt and fulfill his dream of becoming an undisputed world champion.
Other names such as Jarrett Hurd, Erislandy Lara and Julian Williams are also opponents he would love to take on as well. As for Garcia, Charlo is steadfast in his belief that not only would he struggle to defeat those ranked at the bottom half of the top ten, but also that he would struggle against an opponent that he made quick work of.
In October of 2017, Charlo scored a highlight reel level knockout over Erickson Lubin in the first round. Since then, he’s bounced back nicely winning his last five contests and finds himself as the number one contender for Charlo’s WBC title.
The Houstonian doesn’t view Garcia as a threat whatsoever. In fact, he believes Lubin would do a number on him if the two were ever to meet in the ring.
“Danny Garcia can’t f*ck with Lubin.”
Danny Garcia: “I Feel Like My Next Chapter In My Career Is At 154”
By: Hans Themistode
Danny Garcia is still licking his wounds courtesy of Errol Spence Jr. The two faced off on a FOX Pay-Per-View event in early December of 2020. On the night, Garcia was thoroughly outboxed and outgunned as the Dallas native proved to be far too much.
For Garcia, the loss to Spence Jr. represented the third of both his career and his 147-pound tenure. After desperately wanting to pick up a signature win in the weight class, Garcia realizes that his dream of once again becoming a world champion more than likely won’t happen at the welterweight division.
Still, the Philadelphia product views his time spent in the weight class as an overwhelming success. Having won a world title against Robert Guerrero in 2016 and reigned for a little over a year, Garcia believes he’s checked off his welterweight to-do list. Now, the multiple division champion is ready to achieve the final goal in his near-decade and a half-long career.
“I feel like my next chapter in my career is at 154,” said Garcia during a recent interview with Eric Kelly on SouthBox Radio. “My goal in boxing was to be a three-division world champion. 140, 147 and 154. I fought everybody at 147 and 140. I thought I beat Thurman and I thought beat Porter and I had my opportunities to beat Spence. But, I feel like I did everything that I was supposed to do at 147, even though I didn’t unify the division like I wanted to, I still became champion.”
Somewhat controversial losses to the aforementioned Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter still haunt Garcia. In both instances, fans who tuned in to watch were split down the middle in terms of who they believed should have been given the nod.
With Garcia officially waving goodbye to the welterweight division, he doesn’t have an eye on anyone in particular in soon to be new home. With that said, he knows good and well that he will more than likely be at a weight disadvantage. To offset that, Garcia wants his opponents at his new weight class to be chosen wisely.
“Boxing is all about matchmaking. If you get the right matches at 154 that’s all it’s about. I won’t go up and fight the biggest guy, I’ll do a couple of fights, break myself in then go for the gusto like I always do. Me and Thurman could fight at 54 too.”
While he admits that picking and choosing his opponents will be vital to his future success, Garcia views the move up in weight as a necessity. After spending the past five years squeezing his frame down to the 147 pound limit, Garcia now points to those tiring treadmill sessions as he attempted to peel off the final few pounds before a big fight.
Now, the Philadelphia product smiles as he views those days as being over.
“Sometimes losing all this weight doesn’t help you, it just drains you and stresses you out.”
Regis Prograis Wants Danny Garcia: “I Can Beat Him Very, Easily – I Think I Whoop Him Bad”
By: Hans Themistode
Despite only a limited amount of seats available due to the current worldwide pandemic, former Jr welterweight world champion Regis Prograis simply couldn’t miss out on the live-action. Roughly one month ago, unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr., had a dominant performance against former titlist, Danny Garcia.
While many agreed that Spence Jr. controlled much of the action, most applauded Garcia (36-3, 21 KOs) for his efforts. However, with a perfect view of their showdown from his ringside seat, Prograis had a much different perspective of how the Philadelphia native performed on the night.
“I was at the fight with him and Errol and he didn’t look that good,” said Prograis during an interview with IFL TV. “He just didn’t look that good to me.”
For Garcia, losses in his biggest matchups at 147 pounds have become the norm. Prior to his defeat against Spence Jr., the Philadelphia product dropped a pair of decision losses at the hands of Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman.
Although his stature at 140 pounds could seldom if ever be questioned, Prograis (25-1, 21 KOs) has difficulty viewing him as a legit threat in his second weight class.
“He was good at 140 don’t get me wrong, he was real good, he did his thing. All the big fights he came through but at 147, not so much. He’s not that good at 147. They call him a cherry picker and all that type of stuff but I still respect Danny.”
At the moment, Prograis is still enjoying his highlight-worthy knockout win over Juan Heraldez on Halloween night just last year. Although he dropped his WBA world title in his previous contest against Josh Taylor, Prograis has reiterated his desire to stick around in the division until he regains championship status. The moment he’s able to wrap gold around his waist once again, the newly turned 32-year-old plans on moving up in weight.
While he’s still fully focused on his immediate goals, Prograis would love for Garcia to introduce him to the welterweight division when the time comes.
“I think once I go up to 147 that’s a fight that I would definitely want for sure. Maybe my introduction fight into the division.”
With the credentials of Garcia, no one has considered him an easy target. In the mind of Prograis however, the former two-division belt holder would be easy pickings.
“I think I would beat him easily. I think I beat him way worst than Errol beat him. I can beat him very, very easily. I think I whoop him bad. I think I can shut him out. I’m not even going to say I can knock him out, he’s never been knocked out and he definitely has a tough chin but I think I can pitch a shutout against Danny.”
Keith Thurman On Danny Garcia: “He’s Been Struggling Ever Since He Hit 147, Let’s Be Real”
By: Hans Themistode
At one point in time, Danny Garcia simply couldn’t be beaten. No matter who was placed in front of the Philadelphia born fighter, he found a way to leave the ring with his hand raised in victory. His aura of invincibility however, left him the moment he left the 140-pound division and ventured seven pounds north in 2015.
While his skills were lauded as a unified champion as a Jr. welterweight, Keith Thurman just doesn’t believe he stacks up to anyone of note in a much bigger weight class.
“Let’s just be honest on where his skills are in the welterweight division,” said Thurman during an Instagram live session. “He’s been struggling ever since he hit 147. Let’s be real.”
Thurman of course, handed Garcia the first loss of his career back in 2017. Despite the Florida native edging a split decision, many believed Thurman easily outboxed his man on the night and deserved a much larger margin of victory.
Since the win, Thurman (29-1, 22 KOs) has spent the majority of his career battling injuries. Immediately following his victory over Garcia, Thurman was forced to sit out roughly two years due to a hand and elbow injury. He’s since managed to return to the ring on two occasions. A victory over Josesito Lopez in January of 2019, followed by a split decision loss to Manny Pacquiao six months later, the first defeat of his career.
Much like the unfortunate pattern that has plagued his career, Thurman has once again sat sitting idly on the sidelines due to various injuries. For Garcia (36-3, 21 KOs) on the other hand, the former two-division titlist has been active, but the results have been erratic.
Outside of his victories against fringe contenders Brandon Rios, Adrian Granados and Ivan Redkach – Garcia has lost the two biggest fights of his career. In 2018, the Philadelphia native came up short in his bid to once again become a world champion against Shawn Porter and most recently, Garcia was thoroughly outclassed against unified champion Errol Spence Jr. The effort which he put forth was abysmal according to Thurman. Now, with multiple losses on the biggest of stages, Thurman questions if Garcia truly wants it anymore.
“He barely threw any punches. He was in the pocket and he didn’t pull the trigger. He was right there in the pocket. I don’t know if he got that dog in him anymore. That Philly boy, I don’t know if he got that dog in him anymore man. He’s very cautious, very timid. He’s a timid fighter now, just hoping to land something.”
Errol Spence Jr: “Stop Talking About The Accident, That Shit Is Over With”
By: Hans Themistode
From the moment Errol Spence Jr.’s car wreck made airwaves, it was all anyone could talk about. Video of the Dallas native’s Ferrari flipping over countless times, along with images of his busted face left many in the boxing world wondering whether or not he would ever enter the ring again.
Even with over a year to sit on the sidelines to heal, questions remained. Easing his way back into things was thought to be his next best move, yet, for Spence Jr., he showed no interest as he opted for a showdown with former two-division world titlist Danny Garcia for his return bout.
Any trepidation for his choice of opponent was quickly answered as Spence Jr. cruised to a one-sided unanimous decision victory on the night. While he understands that the car wreck was a major narrative, after his dominant performance, the Dallas product would much rather everyone put that entire storyline to bed.
“I feel like people don’t need to ask about it anymore,” said Spence Jr. to Fight Hype following his victory. “That shit is over with. I can take a punch, I’m still a good boxer, I won the fight. He probably won like what? One round or something like that, so yeah stop talking about the accident. That shit is over with.”
Spence Jr., 30, didn’t appear to miss a beat against Garcia. The unified welterweight champion pushed the pace early and often while leaving his man clueless as to how to stop his onslaught. In short, Spence Jr. didn’t look like a man who had a near-death experience just one year prior.
Although the praise for his performance has been widespread, Spence Jr. on the other hand, didn’t feel quite like himself.
“I just felt like I was rusty,” explained Spence Jr. “Even though I showed good reflexes I just felt rusty. I was blocking a lot of shots and slipping but I just felt rusty.”
For Spence Jr., he’s continuously sported apparel with the message “I’m back.” But while he picked up a dominant victory over a well-respected opponent, the 30-year-old knows there is only one way he can get back to his old form.
“I’m just gonna chill out and enjoy this. It was a hard year and a half for me coming back. I’m just gonna rest a little bit and not really think about boxing for like a week then jump back on the ball. I’m not gonna get out of shape, I’m a keep working and stay in the gym.”
Danny Garcia Compares Errol Spence Jr. To Keith Thurman And Shawn Porter: “He’s Physically Stronger Than All Three Of Them”
By: Hans Themistode
Outside of facing WBO welterweight belt holder Terence Crawford, Danny Garcia has been fortunate enough to share the ring with three of the best welterweights in the world. However, he’s also had the misfortune of losing to all three.
In March of 2017, Garcia picked up the first loss of his career at the hands of former unified champion Keith Thurman via split decision. One year later, Garcia would lose again, this time to former two-time titlist Shawn Porter.
Thanks to current unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. on Saturday night, Garcia would find himself on the losing end of another high stakes bout. Unlike his previous defeats in which Garcia was competitive, the Philadelphia native was thoroughly outboxed and outworked.
While Garcia believes all three of them are great fighters, he gives the slight edge to Spence Jr.
“I feel like they’re all kind of on the same level,” said Garcia following his loss to Spence Jr. “He has a better jab and he’s stronger than all three of them. Physically stronger than all three of them.”
The loss for Garcia was a crucial one. During the lead up of their welterweight showdown, the former two-division titlist expressed extreme confidence. Yet, it was clear early on that the Philadelphia native had little answers for not only the boxing ability and inside game of his opponent, but also his jab. On countless occasions, Garcia’s head would snap back because of it. No excuses were given as to why he couldn’t adjust to Spence Jr.’s long-range attack. Instead, he simply tipped his cap to the Dallas product.
“The key to the fight was his jab. If I would’ve took his jab a little bit more then I think I would have been more successful. Everything else I feel like I knew what he was going to do. I should’ve been busier but it’s easy to say. We were trying to land that right hand over the side, I landed it a few times but he took it well. I landed to the body good but he took it well, what can I say? He’s a true champion, I’m a true champion and we fought hard for 12 rounds but the judges gave it to him, he was the better man. I can’t make any excuses.”
Errol Spence Jr. 146.4 Pounds – Danny Garcia 146.8 Pounds, Fight Is Officially On
By: Hans Themistode
With both men reassuring everyone that they truly worked hard during their respective training camps, it came as no surprise when unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and former two-division titlist Danny Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs) stepped on to the scales well below the 147-pound limit.
Garcia, 32, stepped up first. Without even needing to look down at the scale, Garcia flexed as 146.8 pounds was yelled throughout the empty Renaissance Dallas hotel. Next up on the scale was the unified welterweight champion. The Dallas native walked up confident as ever as he easily made weight, coming in at 146.4 pounds.
Spence Jr. of course, will be entering the ring tomorrow night at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas, for the first time since his 2019 unification win against Shawn Porter. His near year and a half layoff were due to not only a worldwide pandemic but also his horrifying car accident just one month after picking up the win against Porter.
Although some have questioned whether or not he will be the same dominant fighter that he always was, Spence Jr. (26-0, 21 KOs) on the other hand, isn’t concerned in the slightest and has vowed to dish out a beating to Garcia tomorrow night.
While Spence Jr. has remained confident in his abilities, so has Garcia. Both he and his father/trainer, Angel Garcia, have promised to leave the ring tomorrow night with both Spence Jr.’s IBF and WBC titles in hand.
Following their weigh-ins and their subsequent socially distanced pre-fight staredown, both Spence Jr. and Garcia made their way off the stage to rest and prepare for one of the most anticipated matchups of the boxing year.
To tune in their showdown, fans will have to fork over $74.99 for the Fox Sports Pay-Per-View. The action officially kicks off at 9 p.m. eastern time tomorrow night.
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.”
Errol Spence Jr: “Even If I Was At 70 Percent Danny Garcia Couldn’t Beat Me”
By: Hans Themistode
The questions have become repetitive and somewhat irritating. Yet, they are also necessary.
As Errol Spence Jr. counts down the final days until his ring return against Danny Garcia on December 5th, the unified welterweight champion has found himself answering the same questions surrounding his health for months.
The inquiries into his physical fitness, of course, stem from his horrific car crash in October of 2019. Much like the questions which remained the same, Spence Jr.’s answers have been unchanged as well.
“I feel like I’m 110%,” said Spence Jr. during an interview with Fight Hub TV.
To ensure that the Dallas native will in fact return as the same phenomenal fighter that he was before, a near nine-month training camp took place. The rough moments and rust during said camp, has Spence Jr. (26-0, 21 KOs) feeling confident that he will not only defeat Garcia but dish out a serious beating to him in the process.
If however, Spence Jr. finds himself on the wrong of a defeat for the first time of his career to Garcia, then there will be no doubt that he isn’t quite the same.
“If I get past Danny Garcia then it leads me back to where I want to be and the path that I want to be on and who I want to fight. If I can’t get past him then something is wrong. I gotta be 100% focus to get past him and that’s where I feel like I am right now.”
Under normal circumstances, 8-12 weeks is all that a fighter needs to whip himself into fighting shape. Yet, with Spence Jr.’s training protracted by several months, he isn’t worried about his timing being off in the ring. Garcia, 32, is a great fighter in his own right, having won world titles in two separate weight classes. With that being said, both Spence Jr. and his trainer, Derick James, is under the impression that nothing less than 100% of him will be walking into the ring on December 5th.
Despite his readiness though, Spence Jr. doesn’t believe 100% of his efforts would be needed.
“He’s a great fighter, iron chin and very tough but I think even if I was at 70 percent Danny Garcia couldn’t beat me.”
While boxing fans and media pundits will be watching every punch of the Dallas product intently, Spence Jr. believes Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs) is the one who everyone should be keeping an eye on. Whether he’s come up big or just short, Garcia is normally the one who dishes out the punishment. In a matchup against Keith Thurman in March of 2017, Garcia would pick up the first loss of his career. The win for Thurman may have netted an additional world title at the time, but as he explained on numerous occasions, Garcia was by far the hardest puncher he had ever faced.
In short, Garcia may have two losses on his resume, but no one has ever hammered him. If everything goes according to Spence Jr.’s plan however, this Saturday night will be the first.
“I’m gonna try to put a beating on Danny Garcia and make it the worse beating he’s ever had in his boxing career.”
Errol Spence Jr. On Danny Garcia Showdown: “I’m Looking To Have This A One-sided Beating”
By: Hans Themistode
Errol Spence Jr. may not say much, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t listening.
For years the unified welterweight champion was credited for his knockout power but his boxing ability was questioned before he took on Mikey Garcia in March of 2019. His ability to fight on the inside may have been highly touted but in no way could he outmuscle and outwork Shawn Porter in a physical fight.
While the chirping regarding his skills continued, Spence Jr. just kept his mouth shut and continued to work on his craft. The results of that hard work came in the form of arguably the two best performances of his career.
“With the Shawn Porter fight I could’ve beat him easily on the outside like I did with Mikey Garcia but my whole game plan was just to fight,” explained Spence Jr. during an episode of First Take on ESPN. “I wanted to show people that I could beat him on the inside and that’s what I did. With Mikey Garcia, I wanted to show people that I could box because people said he has a better boxing IQ than me so I showed people that I could box.”
With passing grades on both of those tests, Spence Jr. (26-0, 21 KOs) is currently putting the finishing touches on a training camp that lasted well over six months. The reason behind his protracted training was because of his horrific car wreck in October of 2019 which has subsequently left him sidelined for well over a year, as well as his showdown with former two-division world titlist Danny Garcia.
Going into his contest against Mikey, Spence Jr. knew that his opponent was known for his boxing abilities. In his matchup with Porter, Spence Jr. placed an emphasis on outworking his man on the inside. In the case of Garcia though, the Dallas southpaw isn’t necessarily focusing on one of his opponent’s traits. Instead, he’s worked on his overall game and plans on showing the difference between the two this Saturday night.
“With this fight, I’m going to show that I’m just an all-around better fighter. On the inside, outside, with the jab, combination, hooks – whatever you want to do in the ring I can do better than Danny Garcia.”
For Spence Jr., winning is the objective, but doing so dominantly is the ultimate goal. With title runs in two separate weight classes, Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs) has never been outclassed in the ring. Even with two ultra close losses on his record to Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter – many believe Garcia could easily be an undefeated titleholder. So while picking up the win would add another high caliber name to his resume, Spence Jr. is aiming to do what no one has ever done to Garcia come fight night.
“Danny Garcia’s resume, especially at 140, was great. He was a unified champion and things like that. He’s a great fighter and I feel like nobody has beaten him decisively and really put a hurting on him or you know, punished him. For me to do that, that would speak volumes. That’s what I’m looking to do. I’m looking to have this a one-sided beating.”
Terence Crawford: “Everybody Always Coming At My Throat Saying I Ain’t Fought Nobody But Danny Ain’t Beat Nobody In The Welterweight Division”
By: Hans Themistode
Errol Spence Jr.’s place in the welterweight division is just about ready to take another leap. In just a few more days, the Dallas native will take on former two-division world champion Danny Garcia. While Spence Jr. (26-0, 21 KOs) sits back and continues to soak in the praise for making Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs) his first fight back since his horrific one car wreck in October of 2019, WBO belt holder Terence Crawford is incredulous to what he’s seeing.
For years now Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) has been castigated for the level of opposition that he has faced during his welterweight tenure. With a knockout win over Kell Brook just a few weeks ago, Crawford found himself at the top of the criticism ladder. At this point though, he’s fine with it. The Nebraska product simply wants everyone to keep that same energy with Spence Jr.’s upcoming opponent.
“Everybody always coming at my throat, saying I ain’t fought nobody at the 147-pound division but I just be laughing. Let’s all be real, why should we consider Danny Garcia a top welterweight in the division?” Asked Crawford on his social media account. “Somebody tell me that.”
Crawford’s question may come off as malicious but in actuality, he revere’s Garcia.
“That’s my boy so I’m not hating on him or nothing. I’m cool with Danny, I came up with Danny. He can fight his ass off and that’s why I consider him one of the top welterweights in the division. I got him up there but if we go by what the media say then he’s not a top welterweight. He lost. He did his thing but he lost. Just being honest and keeping it real. His two shots that he had, he lost. Everybody always slamming my record and coming at my throat so let’s be real, Danny ain’t beat nobody in the welterweight division. He beat Paulie and Robert Guerrero but everybody beat them.”
While in the midst of questioning Garcia’s credentials at welterweight, Crawford also took aim at another former champion. One who is regarded as one of the very best as well.
“Shawn Porter ain’t beat a top welterweight y’all claim. He’s another one that came up short in a few fights but he made em close.”
When discussing who is the best at 147 pounds, the discussion normally begins and ends with Spence Jr. and Crawford. Despite all of the nonstop trash talk that takes place between the two, Crawford has a ton of respect for what Spence Jr. brings to the table. With that being said, when debating who’s the best in the welterweight division, Crawford doesn’t want to hear anything about Spence Jr., Porter, Garcia or even Keith Thurman and Manny Pacquiao.
“When we talking the number one guy in the division then we gotta be talking about Terence Crawford. You can say what you want but I won the fights that I had to win.”
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.”
Danny Garcia: “No One Can Take The No Look Left Hook”
By: Hans Themistode
Errol Spence Jr., Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman are the usual culprits when discussing the hardest hitters in the welterweight division. Yet, the one fighter who believes his name should be above all others is former two-division champion, Danny Garcia.
The Philadelphia product has scored numerous one-punch knockouts during the course of his career in an unusual way. With his head tucked low and his eyes closed shut, Garcia often times fires off a “no look hook.” While he’s been teased by several in the boxing community, he’s also been praised for the unorthodox power that his shot generates. Although choosing his favorite victim is difficult, Garcia (36-2 21 KOs) came to one simple conclusion if he lands his money shot.
“No one can take the no look left hook,” said Garcia during an interview on Morning Kombat. “You can’t take what you don’t see. I hit that punch on a lot people. Amir Khan and Rod Salka probably got it the worse though.”
In just a matter of days, Garcia will discover if his power will carry him to a victory over unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. on December 5th. The sturdy southpaw has yet to be staggered during any of his 26 contests, let alone dropped.
With that being said, Spence Jr. is coming off a horrific one car wreck in October of 2019 and hasn’t stepped foot inside of a boxing ring for well over a year. In preparation for their Pay-Per-View showdown, Garcia has covered all of his bases, but come fight night, the former WBC 147 pound belt holder is going to keep things extremely rudimentary.
“I just got to hit him hard and the truth shall be told once he takes my hit. We’re ready to box and we’re ready to bang. I feel like I do both great. It just depends on how the fight plays out cause you just never know until you’re in the ring.”
With so many questions marks surrounding how Spence Jr. will react if he were to get with one of Garcia’s big shots, the former champ isn’t concerned with what the outcome will be. He also hasn’t spent countless hours trying to predict if Spence Jr. will be ready come fight night.
For Garcia, all of his focus has been on himself and what he brings to the table, not on the health of Spence Jr.
“Right now I’m just working hard. I’m just focused on Danny Garcia and making sure that I’m ready. I’m doing everything that I got to do to make sure that I’m ready for this fight and right now I feel great.”