Danny Garcia: “The Extra Weight Has Helped My Stamina And Strength!”

Danny Garcia to Show Off Improvements in Junior Middleweight Debut

Danny Garcia training for junior middleweight debut
Danny Garcia training for junior middleweight debut | Credit: Amanda Westcott/Showtime

Danny Garcia Feels Good About his Transition to 154

For people who may have thought the extra weight brought on by a move up to 154 would hamper Danny Garcia’s (36-3, 21KOs) stamina and punching power, think again! Garcia, a two-division champion who started his career as a junior welterweight, will transition to junior middleweight pounds starting on July 30.

The Philadelphia native, who’s known for his devastating left hook, will look to make a huge statement in his debut at junior middleweight against Jose Benavidez Jr. (27-1-1, 18KOs). In an interview with ThaBoxingVoice, he spoke about the positive effects of the extra weight he now carries with him.

“Yeah, definitely I feel my power and my stamina. I’m able to dig deep. Even when I’m like breathing hard, I can still push myself – keep that engine rolling. So definitely, the extra weight is helping me stamina-wise and strength-wise.”

Obviously, for Garcia, that had to be something he wanted from this move up in weight. If his stamina and power have improved, he will be a much more formidable fighter at this heavier weight class. However, we have to refrain from abiding or dismissing his statements until fight night.

One thing is certain: his opponent, Benavidez, will be there to try to push the smaller man around and see if his stamina and power have truly improved in a new weight class.

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By: Jerrell Fletcher

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