Garcia: “Two Or Three More Fights At 147, Then I’m Going To 154!”

Danny Garcia Might Make Another Move Up!

Danny Garcia
Danny Garcia

Danny Garcia Eyeing the 154lbs Division!


After five full years as a welterweight, Danny “Swift” Garcia (35-2, 21 KO’s) envisioned his time in the division going much differently than it has.

To begin, the confident boxer never foresaw himself losing as a professional. Yet, much to his chagrin, Garcia lost not only once but twice. First to Keith “One Time” Thurman, then again to Shawn “Showtime” Porter.

ONE FOOT IN, ONE FOOT OUT

Garcia has his next bout, against Ivan Redkach (23-4-1, 18 KO’s), set for January 25. Similar to his tenure at 147, this is not the bout that he wants or predicted. Originally, Swift was preparing to face IBF and WBC world welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (26-0, 21 KO’s).

Well that was until earlier this year when Spence was involved in a potentially fatal automobile accident.

With the Truth out of commission, and not wanting to remain idle, Team Garcia was forced to move on to something else. That something else was Redkach. As could be assumed, this is not the level of fight or opponent that Swift sought. The former 140lbs champion wants to wrap a world title around his waist.

In fact in an interview with fighthype.com, Swift expresses that he wants a title so bad that if he does not secure the type of fight he wants soon he’s thinking about making an exodus to super welterweight.

“Yeah definitely! That’s what we want to do. We want to get this fight [Redkach], then we want to fight a big fight at 147.

“Then we would consider moving up to 154. Like I said before, I’m in this sport to fight the best and make money.”

ALMOST TIME TO SLIDE

While a Northern migration is most certainly on his mind, Garcia is not keen to jump right this minute. The decorated Philly native is willing to hold down the fort for a tad bit longer.

Swift realizes that he can still pen potential prizefights with Spence when he does return and there is the chance to hit the lucky lotto bout with living legend Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KO’s).

Provided that one of these fights or another major payday manifests, Garcia is content to remain. Yet, if he and his team are fruitless in acquiring something of that magnitude, then like a bank robber after a heist, they are gone in the wind.

“I’m still at 147. I’m not really worried about those guys. There is a lot of talent up there for sure, so I just gotta keep fighting at 147 and build my way up to 154.

“Like I say, I think I have two or three more fights at 147 and then we’re going to go to 154.”

3kingsboxing will continue to monitor this absorbing situation.

By: Bakari Simpson

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