Danny Garcia looking to walk over Ivan Redkach!
WHERE: Barclays Center
WHEN: January 25, 2020
TIME: 9:00 PM ET
On January 25, Danny “Swift” Garcia (35-2, 21 KO’s) will return to the familiar battle grounds of Brooklyn’s infamous Barclays Center. Under the blazing house lights, he will meet the challenge of Ukrainian boxer Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach (23-4-1, 18 KO’s), in a prizefight to be broadcast live via SHOWTIME Boxing.
RACE TO BREAK THE JINX
For Garcia, returning the Barclays Center is like slipping on properly worn in gym gloves. This will be his eighth appearance at the consistent rumble-factory and will only mark the second time that Redkach has competed there.
Although ironic, despite Garcia being the overwhelming favorite and frequent competitor, both men are attempting to change their luck at the Barclays. Garcia went into greater detail in an exclusive interview with SecondsOut.
“It feels great to be back at the Barclays Center. It’s my eighth time! I opened up this place in 2012 in the first world title fight. So we’re in a whole new decade now and I’m opening up for the first time. History repeats itself and I’m happy to be back.”
In Redkach’s premiere foray in the Brooklyn battlefield, he lost by unanimous decision to current IBF world super featherweight champion Tevin “The American Dream” Farmer (30-4-1, 6 KO’s).
However, Swift has now suffered two back-to-back losses at the Barclays. Those defeats coming at the hands of Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-1, 22 KO’s) and Shawn “Showtime” Porter (30-3-1, 17 KO’s).
Regardless of those sour memories, the two-division champion is certain that not only will he win, but he will prevail in devastating fashion.
“Well I’m the bigger stronger guy, so if he does that [come forward], he’s in trouble, but we’re ready for whatever. We trained, we banged out in sparring, we boxed in sparring and as a true champion you got to go in there and make adjustments.
“It can be easy night or we might have to dig deep! We’re ready for whatever. I’m going for the KO. Danny Garcia KO under nine rounds!”
By: Bakari Simpson