Danny Garcia Believes He Can Overcome Size Differences at 154
On July 30, two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (36-3, 21KOs) will make his return to the ring against Jose Benavidez Jr. (27-1-1, 18KOs). This will also mark his debut in the junior middleweight division. The 34-year-old Philadelphia native has won titles at junior welterweight and welterweight.
In his last official welterweight fight, Garcia was dominated by unified champion Errol Spence Jr (28-0, 22KOs), losing a twelve-round decision. He is looking to put that defeat behind him and become a three-division world champion. As he joins a relatively deep division with naturally bigger guys, most people think the possible lack of size will hurt him when it’s all said and done. However, Swift believes that couldn’t be further from the truth! He maintains that his skills will determine how successful or unsuccessful his run at junior middleweight will be.
He told Fight Hype the following:
“You know, It’s not about size; it’s about skills, heart, determination, and how bad you want it. And I believe in myself. I believe in myself, so that’s all it takes. You can be the biggest guy in the world, but if I’m smart and I believe in myself more, and I want it more, I can take it from you. So that’s all it’s about: believing in yourself. “
Garcia is right – skills do play a huge part in whether you’re successful or not. Just as important is the belief you have to have in yourself to be successful. One of the strengths of the two-division champion is his mental strength and his confidence. Will all of those things be enough to see him become a three-division world champion? Only time will tell.
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By: Jerrell Fletcher