Danny Garcia to take more risks against Errol Spence
When former two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (36-2, 21 KO’s) faces WBC and IBF world welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (26-0, 21 KO’s), he does not know how the November 21 slug-fest will play out. Swift is confident in his skillset and in-ring IQ, yet has enough seasoning to know he will have to remain versatile in the ring.
GOTTA TAKE CHANCES!!
The only thing that Garcia does know for sure is he will have to take more risks against Spence than he has against past opponents. In his mind, his two professional blemishes are a direct result of being too overconfident and lackadaisical in the ring. And as he revealed on the Last Stand Podcast with Brain Custer, this is a mistake that Swift is determined not to make again.
“I’m going to go in there and do Danny Garcia! I am going to be out there, I am going to work behind the jab. I feel like I need to take extra risks for his fight, I have to want it… and take the belt from the champion. Without saying too much, I got to go in there and make him uncomfortable, I got to take what’s mine!”
“…well I feel in reference to those two fights I should have wanted it more… I was the reigning champion, I was the name, I was comfortable… I felt like those guys couldn’t beat me on my worst day, so I was too comfortable. And I didn’t want it bad enough.”
“So for this fight, and my last two fights, as you can see, I stepped it up! I stepped my punch rate up, I stepped my conditioning up, I’m throwing more punches, I feel good, I feel hungry and I feel like I am in love with the sport again.”
In the end, Garcia understands that this bout will be awarded to whoever is willing to go to the darkest place.
“Who wants it more? I know he does not have more skills than me, he don’t have more power than me! I done faced em all, I’m battle tested, I’ve been cut, I bled, I been in wars. So it’s all about who wants it more. I feel like I am the better fighter than him and I just got to go in there and prove it.”
“As long as I am hungry and I want it, I really feel like no one can beat me because my only two losses were close losses. But I just didn’t give it that extra push inside the ring and outside the ring.”
By: Bakari Simpson